Rubrics provide clarity to students about what’s expected and how they’ll be graded. Scoring guidelines also help provide consistency of assessment.

Napa Valley College offers 40 different rubric examples (PDF) on a variety of topics. You might find helpful language in them to use in your own rubrics.

Sample Rubrics

Online Discussion

online discussion rubric

Academic Writing

academic writing rubric


teamwork rubric

Rubric Tool in Laulima

Laulima now has a Rubric tool that integrates with Assignments, Forums, the essay questions in Tests and Quizzes and with the latest version of Gradebook (not Gradebook Classic).

Here’s how to create a rubric in Laulima:

Here’s how to use a rubric when grading assessments in Laulima: