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Outcomes Assessment – Rubrics at SSC – General Education and Course Level

What are General Education Institutional Rubrics 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.
    • Here is a list of the current General Education Institutional Rubrics in D2L:
      • SSC Oral Communication Skills Rubric
      • SSC Problem-Solving Skills Rubric (Assessment of Effective Use of Critical Thinking Skills)
      • SSC Technology Skills (Assessment of the use of Technology)
      • SSC Written Communication Skills Rubric
      • Coming Soon! SSC Multiculturalism Rubric

What are Course Level Rubrics SSC?

  • 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. 
  • 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.

How to implement in your D2L course:

General Education Institutional Rubrics (Created by Outcomes Assessment Committee)

Attach a General Education Rubric to an AssignmentHandoutWatch Recording (02:16)
Insights Reports – View Institutional Rubric Data Collected in D2LHandoutWatch Recording (03:17)

Course Level Rubrics (Created by the Instructor)

Create Your Own Rubric in D2LHandoutWatch Recording (02:58)
Within a Course – View Course Level Rubric StatisticsHandoutWatch Recording (02:16)
Within Insight Reports – View Course Level Rubric StatisticsHandoutWatch Recording (03:17)
Share a Rubric with a Colleague or Copy to Another D2L CourseHandoutWatch Recording (02:10)

Benefits of Using Rubrics

Benefits of Using RubricsHandoutWatch Recording (01:51)

Grading an Assignment that Uses a Rubric

Grade a D2L Assignment that Uses a RubricHandoutWatch Recording (02:50)
What Happens after the Instructor Grades an Assignment?HandoutWatch Recording (01:04)

How Students View Rubrics (Before and After Assignment Submission)

See How Students View RubricsHandoutWatch Recording (01:00)

Alternative Methods of Using Rubrics

Using Two Rubrics on One AssignmentHandoutWatch Recording (01:43)
Attaching a Rubric to an Observe in Person Assignment or Stand Alone Gradebook ColumnHandoutWatch Recording (03:52)

Teaching and Learning Center Training Session

TLC Training Session on Rubrics at SSCHandoutWatch Recording (30:53)
Attend a Live D2L Rubrics Training SessionVisit the TLC Training Calendar

Need further help?

  • Request one-on-one virtual training by emailing:
  • Email a question to the Outcome Assessment Committee at:

More Resources from the Outcome Assessment Committee:

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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