Blackboard rubrics are by default not visible to students. To make a rubric visible to students please use the following steps:


Note: For rubrics applied to test questions you must also enable the students to view test feedback (which is by default turned off) in addition to making the rubric visible.

  1. Click on the dropdown arrow to edit the item with the rubric.
  2. Scroll down to the rubrics section.
  3. Hover over the “Show Rubric to Students” button (See, Fig. 1) and select one of the following options:


    Fig. 1, Rubric options
    1. Yes (with rubric scores)
      This option will display the rubric and the specific scores assigned to each section before grading.
    2. Yes (without rubric scores)
      This option will display the rubric without displaying the specific scores assigned to each section before grading.
    3. After Grading
      This option will display the rubric and the specific scores assigned to each section after grading.
  4. A green checkmark should replace the previous icon.
  5. Click on the Submit button to save your changes.