Create a Bongo Rubric

Create a Bongoâ„¢ rubric to specify the standards for evaluating student projects. You can create a new rubric in Bongo, copy a rubric, or import a rubric from a CSV file.

Students can refer to a rubric as they complete an assignment. Instructors and peer reviewers can evaluate a completed activity according to criteria specified in a rubric.

  1. In the toolbar, click Bongo to open Bongo.
  2. Click menu > Rubrics.

    The Rubrics page lists existing rubrics, including sample rubrics you can copy and customize for your needs.

  3. Create a rubric in one of these ways:
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    To create a rubric from scratch
    1. Click Add new item.
    2. Click Create rubric.

      The Create Rubric page opens.

    To import a rubric from a CSV file
    1. Click Add new item.
    2. Click Import rubric.

      The Import Rubric panel opens, which includes links you can optionally click to download sample files.

    3. To upload a file, click Add File.
    4. In the Open dialog box, select the file and click Open.

      The Import Rubric page opens.

    To copy a rubric
    1. Click  > Copy.

      The Copy Rubric page opens, which is read-only except for the rubric name.

    2. To modify other details about the copied rubric, click Save.
    3. Click Additional options > Edit.

      The Edit Rubric page opens.

  4. In the Rubric name field, type a label for the rubric.
  5. Specify the assessment criteria and rating scale.
    1. In the first column, specify the assignment criteria or objectives. For example: Accuracy, Content coverage, and Comprehensibility.
    2. In the top row, specify the rating or assessment scale. For example: Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor.
    Note To add or remove a row or column, click Add row or Add cell. or Remove row or Remove cell., respectively.
  6. Specify the default point values for each level of the assessment scale. For example:
    Four points for Excellent; three points for Good, two points for Fair, and one point for Poor.

    You can override the default point values. For example, to emphasize accuracy, you might give it a higher point value than other criteria.

    Note Point values must be whole numbers.

    Max value is the highest score a student can earn for an assignment based on the rubric's criteria.

  7. Optional: For each level in the assessment scale, you can add descriptions of the criteria. For example:
    The description for excellent accuracy is no errors; good accuracy means few errors; fair accuracy means some errors; and poor accuracy means frequent errors.
  8. Click Save.

Your completed rubric might look similar to this:

Finished rubric with the assessment criteria, assessment scale, and descriptions used for examples in this procedure.