Rubrics allow you to establish set criteria for grading assignments; you can attach rubrics to assignments and discussions so that the criteria are available to students before they submit their work. Rubrics can be used to display the number of points students were awarded for each criterion after you have graded an assignment, and they can also be used to provide customized feedback.
Rubrics contain criteria that list the attributes on which an assignment will be assessed and levels that list the standards each criterion must meet. A specific grade or score is usually assigned to each level. In D2L, you can use a rubric to calculate scores for multiple criteria to determine an overall score for an assignment.
There are two types of rubrics available for use: