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Assignments – Brightspace

This page contains videos and information about how to create and work with Brightspace assignments including grading, linking to the gradebook, and creating rubrics.


Brightspace: Assignments – Creating a Simple or Basic Assignment

This video shows you how to create a simple/basic assignment from scratch, link to the gradebook and rearrange the assignment into the proper category.


Brightspace: Assignments – Additional Features and Functions

This video takes a pre-created assignment and enhances it with other features and functions and also shows you two ways to add it to a pre-created grade item (the fast way and the long way).


Brightspace: Assignments – From Submission to Grading

This video has a pre-created assignment and it shows you how a student uploads their submission, how the instructor grades and provides feedback and then how the student sees their grade and feedback.


Brightspace: Rubrics

From the Brightspace Community There are two types of rubrics available for use:

Holistic Rubrics – Single criterion rubrics (one-dimensional) used to assess participants’ overall achievement on an activity or item based on predefined achievement levels. Holistic rubrics may use a percentage or text only scoring method.

Analytic Rubrics – Two-dimensional rubrics with levels of achievement as columns and assessment criteria as rows. Allows you to assess participants’ achievements based on multiple criteria using a single rubric. You can assign different weights (value) to different criteria and include an overall achievement by totaling the criteria. With analytic rubrics, levels of achievement display in columns and your assessment criteria display in rows. Analytic rubrics may use a points, custom points, or text only scoring method. Points and custom points analytic rubrics may use both text and points to assess performance; with custom points, each criterion may be worth a different number of points. For both points and custom points an overall score is provided based on the total number of points achieved. The overall score determines whether the activity is achieved.

The following videos show how to create  a holistic rubric, an analytic rubric, and a weighted rubric in Brightspace.

Create a Holistic Rubric

Create an Analytic Rubric

Create a Weighted Rubric

You can also attach a rubric to a discussion topic: Brightspace video


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