Brief comments on evaluating assignments have been specified for each tool and a recommended grade proportional weighting has also been offered. Similar evaluation and grading information has been indicated on the student handout for each tool. These statements are brief and may require additional explanation and clarity. For paper submissions, for example, it may be necessary to provide students with a grading rubric. The rubric should be written to specifically evaluate the outcomes being measured and provide clear evidence to students about grading criteria. If the rubric is explained to students when the assignment is given, they will have a better appreciation for what is valued most and how grades will be calculated. Beyond that, the rubric can help with student self-assessment, and peer review of work. A sample evaluation rubric is provided below.
At times, general guidance for when and in what format assignments should be submitted has been noted. However, specific submission deadlines must be clarified. As many tools require students to submit completed assignments in hard copy, be sure to allow enough time for grading and returning student work.