Category: Professional Development Resources

Rubrics at SSC – General Education and Course Level

Why are General Education Institutional Rubrics Important at SSC?

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  • General education outcomes assessments demonstrate how SSC students are performing on important, institutional skills throughout the General Education class requirements for associates degree programs.
  • General education outcomes assessment is one of the stated Goals for the college and it is required by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for accreditation.
  • General Education Institutional Rubrics are pre-designed and ready for instructors to use in D2L.  Instructors just have to attach the D2L Rubric to an assignment and then grade an assignment based on that rubric.
    • Currently, there are two general education rubrics in D2L that are ready for instructors to use: 1) Written Communication and 2) Technology.
  • Need more information? Watch Outcome Assessment  Professional Development Recording on General Education Rubrics: (1:10:33) (recorded March 27, 2021)

Why are Course Level Rubrics Important at SSC?

  • Course level assessments begin with Student Learning Outcomes listed on the syllabus of each course and those outcomes are then aligned to a rubric for a particular course assignment. 
  • Course level rubrics are usually created by the instructor in D2L (unless they’d like to adapt a general education rubric above). The instructor then attaches their D2L rubric to an assignment and grades the assignment based on that rubric. 
  • Need more information?  Watch the Outcomes Assessment Committee’s Professional Development Recording on Creating Course Level Rubrics (8:05)

How to implement in your D2L course.

Need further help?

  • Attend a live webinar provided by the Teaching and Learning Center. (See TLC Training calendar).
  • Request one-on-one virtual training by emailing:
  • Email a question to the Outcome Assessment Committee at:

More Resources from the Outcome Assessment Committee:

ILCCO Resources for Educators

Back in February, the Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO) organization hosted a virtual conference on the topic of online learning. There were a number of interesting sessions and I wanted to share the link to their resource page for those who might be interested. The page provides handouts and video recordings of the various presentations.

Personally, one of the most useful for me was “How to Encourage Student Interaction in Zoom Meetings.” but there are plenty of topics that could be of use in our virtual classrooms.

ILCCO Conference Resources Page