Editing and Managing Existing Rubrics

In order to protect data integrity, Brightspace sets several restrictions on editing rubrics once they have been published or paired with an activity.  The following note indicate when rubrics cannot be modified.

Note on Rubric Status
  • You cannot associate Competencies activities with draft or archived rubrics.
  • Rubric status must be set to a “Published” state before it can be paired with an activity.
  • Rubrics cannot be edited while published or paired with activities.
  • Once a rubric has been used to assess an activity, it cannot be edited or deleted.

Existing associations with archived rubrics are maintained.

The following sections indicate how to edit existing rubrics when they are not locked due to publication or saved assessment data

Edit rubric properties

  1. On the Rubrics page, click on the rubric you want to edit.
  2. Make your changes. (After being saved for the first time, you can only modify the rubric name, description, status, and Competencies association option properties).
  3. Click Save.

Edit a level, criterion, or criteria group

  1. On the Rubrics page, click Edit Levels or Edit Levels and Criteria from the context menu of the rubric you want to modify.
    (NOTE: Once a rubric contains assessment data, the levels and criteria cannot be edited, and the rubric cannot be deleted).
  2. Click Edit Level, Edit Criterion, or Edit Criteria Group from the context menu of the level, criterion or criteria group you want to edit.
  3. Make your desired changes.
  4. Click Save.

Copying Existing Rubrics

Copying a rubric creates a new rubric based on an existing rubric in the same course (org unit). The new rubric has the same properties, levels and criteria, and is shared with the same org units as the original rubric.

On the Rubrics page, click Copy from the context menu of the rubric you want to copy.  The new copy will be listed in your Rubrics page.   You can then edit its properties, criteria, and levels.

Reordering Rubric Achievement Levels or Criteria

  1. On the Rubrics page, click Edit Levels or Edit Levels and Criteria from the context menu of the rubric you want to modify.
  2. Select Reorder Criteria, / Reverse Level Order, or Reorder Levels.
  3. Make your changes and click Save.
  4. Click Close to return to the Rubrics page.