Part 11 – Spring 2020 Labs
212 Rubrics and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – 01.30.2020
On January 30, 2020, participants in the Active Teaching Lab discussed connections and relationships between Universal Design for Learning and Rubrics. Participants shared design strategies, methodological concerns and challenges, campus resources, and their own personal experiences.
- Assess what’s important: Use the learning outcomes and a few acceptable measures to assess mastery. Measure what learners need to show, NOT how they show it (unless the format is important). Is explaining a concept well important? Or do they need to explain it in Times New Roman? The fewer unneeded constraints you assess, the more they can focus on the content.
- Use the Developing Rubrics guide from the TeachOnline@UW program!
- Build rubrics outside of Canvas: Rubric-building and editing in Canvas is currently offputtingly-clunky.
Build in Google or Excel then move to Canvas
- Test your rubric with this rubric for rubrics.
- Share with students: Give rubrics to students with assignments and/or involve them in rubric creation or adaptation. After, involve them in identifying what worked, what was missing, and what was confusing. Revise accordingly.
To learn more, visit the session’s activity sheet.
The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming Labs or read the recaps from past Labs. We build interdisciplinary conversations that are more emergent than a presenter and more dynamic than a panel — a conversation with colleagues sharing challenges, solutions, and experiments on topics selected by a variety of stakeholders.
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