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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.

Recent Posts

For the Love of Rubrics

Using Blackboard Learn 9.1 to Guide and Grade in Higher Education

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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.