Creating and using rubrics for assessment

Practical pedagogy sessions

Room G01
Elisabeth Murdoch building


About this session

A well designed rubric will ensure that your students are clear on the expected aims of assessable learning tasks. For teaching staff, assessment rubrics assist in ensuring an accurate and fair grading process and a tool to quickly provide rich feedback. When designed well, they speed up marking.

In this session, you will learn about the key features to consider when designing a rubric for assessment. Various types of rubrics will be discussed and examples from a number of disciplines and learning activities will be shared. Participants are asked to bring along an example rubric from their own teaching context to reflect upon in light of the information discussed.

Participants attending this session will also learn tips and strategies for using assessment rubric tools within the LMS.


Fiona Broussard Learning Environments
Steve Campitelli Academic Skills

Please note: This session is open to University of Melbourne staff only