Associate a Rubric with a Test Question

Once you have created a rubric, you can associate it with as many subjective test questions as you wish. This includes essay, short answer, and file response question types. You can do this the first time you create the test question or you can add it later by editing the question.

Note: this article is for connecting a Rubric to a subjective (essay or short answer) test question. See other articles for information on Rubrics and other Gradable Items or Rubrics and Grade Columns.

When in the Create/Edit Question window in the test canvas, find the gray box which says Add Rubric. Hover over that box and choose Select Rubric.

Create/Edit Essay question image (decorative)

Add rubric drop down menu
This will open a pop-out window showing all of your rubrics saved within the course.

You can preview the contents of each rubric before you select one.

Once you’ve chosen, check the box next to the rubric title. 

Pop-out window with rubric selection and preview

Click Submit.

That rubric is now connected to that test question.

Note: When a rubric is connected to a gradable item it is by default hidden from student visibility. We strongly suggest making your rubrics always visible to your students.

Additional options (see other articles about these items):
    •    Detach the rubric from this item (it will not delete it from the course as a whole).
    •    Preview the rubric again.
    •    Edit the rubric.
    •    Change the student visibility of the rubric. We suggest keeping the rubric visible to students at all times.
Additional rubric options

Be sure to click Submit to save your work.