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Sheri Henderson

Sheri has used rubrics to guide and grade student learning for close to 20 years. At Queen's University she earned both an Honours B.A (German) and a B.Ed degree, and she also holds an MSc in EMT from Aston University.

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For the Love of Rubrics

Using Blackboard Learn 9.1 to Guide and Grade in Higher Education


Rubrics are invaluable tools which can ensure quality assessment and evaluation of student achievement. This article provides a brief overview of the use of rubrics in higher education; explores the use of rubrics as both instructional and assessment instruments; discusses benefits for instructors and students; and acknowledges some limitations of rubrics. Overall recommendations for using rubrics as and for learning are presented, along with tips for using the electronic rubrics tool in Blackboard Learn 9.1.