How Do I Use Free-Form Comments Instead of Ratings in a Rubric?

When modifying a rubric, you can choose to enable free-form comments instead of using a ratings scale for each criterion. This allows the assessor to write and leave comments related to the specific criterion.


Open Assignments


In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.


Open Assignment


Click the assignment title to open the assignment you want to evaluate using a free-form comment based rubric.


Edit Assignment


Click the Edit icon.


Add Free-Form Comments to Rubric


In the Rubrics section, click the I'll write free-form comments when assessing students check box.

Note: Selecting the free-form comments checkbox will replace the ratings scale.


Update Rubric


Click the Save Rubric button.


Open GradeIt


Click the GradeIt link.


View Rubric


Click the Show Rubric button.


View Rubric with Free-Form Comments


View the rubric with free form comments enabled. Click the Word Bubble icon to add a comment.


Type the comment you wish to leave into the text box and click the Update Comments button to add the comment.

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