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Developing and Using Rubrics for Grading

Friday, September 15, 2017

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Are you looking for light at the end of a long, dark, tunnel of grading? Searching for a more efficient way to evaluate student work while providing meaningful feedback? Then, this session is for you! A rubric is a pre-determined set of content and quality guidelines that can speed up grading, as well as provide consistency and richer feedback in your courses. Join us to see how you can develop a simple grading rubric and use the interactive rubric feature in Blackboard to simplify grading.




Gloria Washington
Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching Excellence

Gloria Washington is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence. She is certified by Quality Matters to review online courses for quality design. She is also a certified Blackboard Trainer with more than 17 years of experience in higher education at USC. Gloria holds an MBA in Technology Management, an MA in Education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction, and is currently working on a doctorate in Educational Technology. Her expertise is in the pedagogical use of learning management systems to support student learning.


Karen Edwards
Senior Instructor, Department of Retailing

Karen Edwards is a senior instructor in the Department of Retailing, where she teaches retail- and law-related courses in both online and face-to-face formats. Karen is certified by Quality Matters to review and assess the quality of online courses offered by higher education institutions. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.




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