Making the Most of Rubrics: How to optimize your rubrics for faster grading and better instruction
Do you want to speed up your grading while also helping students learn? Rubrics can be a powerful tool for both assessment and instruction. In this workshop, we’ll show you the steps to develop the most effective rubrics, and the best ways to put them to work in your courses. We will also show you the best features and capabilities of the Rubrics tool in Canvas, including how you can harness assessment data to improve your instruction.
Dena Leshner is a Senior Instructional Designer at the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) at Rutgers University. She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Education from Rutgers University, and previously served as a high school English and Special Education teacher. Dena specializes in course development and is passionate about learning and teaching new educational technologies in higher education.
Marie Li serves as the Senior Instructional Designer with the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies at Rutgers. Marie assumes the role of the team lead for the Instructional Design group, supporting Rutgers faculty in designing and developing online and hybrid courses as well as providing faculty with support on various LMSs and educational tools. She is also the coordinator for MOOCs at Rutgers which partners with Coursera. Marie has 15 years’ experience of providing Academic Technology Services and online education for higher education. Prior to joining the team of COHLIT, she worked for Ellucian (formerly known as Sungard Higher Education) and served over 35 client universities/colleges nationwide, and assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities (e.g. Startup Academic Technology Director, Instructional Technology Manager, Instructional Designer and LMS administrator). Marie has a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology as well as a Master’s degree in Teaching.