Why use rubrics?
As detailed descriptions of expectations for student work, rubrics allow instructors to:
For more information on teaching with rubrics, see Chapter 4, “Establishing Criteria and Standards for Grading,” in Effective Grading, 2nd edition, by Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson (Jossey-Bass, 2009), which provides a comprehensive introduction to rubrics and their value in teaching and learning. See also the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching’s guide to grading student work for strategies and advise on using rubrics.
Instructors can use rubrics outside of Blackboard, but using the Blackboard rubric tool can save time, given its integration with inline grading and the Blackboard grade center.
(Vanderbilt University, https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/2015/05/01/rubrics-now-available-in-blackboard/)
Online free rubric makers