Designing Rubrics


Open to
Navitas staff LL
Time commitment
3-5 hours L


About this module

Designing a rubric that can effectively measure our students’ learning in the assessments we set for them can be a tricky and time-consuming process. There are many great examples out there, but most of these have to be adapted to suit our needs and context. This means we need to begin writing our own criteria and descriptors, but how do we do this if we’ve had little experience in this field? In this module we will discuss the pros and cons of rubrics, go over a handy 4-step guide to designing effective rubrics, compare different examples and, in the final assessment, create a rubric to evaluate a specific learning outcome in your teaching context.

Learning outcomes

TEN modules are designed to support you with the delivery of high-quality student experiences, while building teaching capabilities, embracing learning and teaching challenges, and being responsive to changes in education. On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

Knowledge Explain the function and value of rubrics in assessing student learning in higher education
Skills Compare and contrast the effectiveness of different rubrics
Application Create a rubric to evaluate a specific learning outcome

Domain: Enhancing Assessment and Feedback

This collection of capabilities enables you to design and implement assessment practice to enhance student learning.


TEN modules are available on the L&T Moodle platform, and you will have continuous access to the module from when you start. There will be light-touch moderation, various opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction, as well as multiple assessment submission points throughout the year. This module requires approximately 3-5 hours to complete.

Successful completion

Upon successful completion of the final assessment task you will be awarded with a Navitas badge for this module to add to your Credly | Acclaim backpack.