Part 4: Fall 2016 Labs

47 Online Rubrics with Beth Fahlberg — 10.28.2016

Last week’s Active Teaching Lab was about making grading more transparent for students beth2
and more efficient for instructors. Grading online can often be time-consuming and difficult. Beth Fahlberg, from Continuing Studies, shared tips from her online courses, on how to make it quicker and simpler.


  • If you’re interested in learning more on how to get up and running with rubrics, watch the videos below and review the session’s Activity Sheet.
  • Best practices from Beth’s experience are also available here.
  • Test your rubrics before you use them!
  • When first starting with rubrics, start simply and openly with students, reserving the latitude to adjust as you learn to refine them.

Watch Beth’s story here:

Want to know what happened next? Watch the discussion video:

Creating a rubric in D2L:

Using a rubric to grade discussions in D2L:



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