Rubrics is one of those words that can mean many things to many people.

In Headrush, we think about rubrics in two primary ways:

  1. Terminology used to describe a scale used to evaluate learning targets.

  2. A set of criteria used to evaluate a product or process (see below).

Product / Process Rubrics in Headrush

Having a rubric for common processes and/or common products helps reinforce what quality looks like, makes evaluation more transparent, and allows for comparison over time.


  • Process Rubric

  • Performance Rubric

  • Product Rubric

Headrush has two ways to help you manage and track Rubrics:

a) As part of a question on the Module Overview:

b) As part of a Task and/or piece of Evidence in a Task board:

2. As a Learning Target Set— The respective Rubric is aligned to a Module and assessed similar to how other learning targets are aligned and assessed.

Add Rubrics as part of a Learning Target set

In turn, Advisors can then asses the respective select rubric learning targets as part of the Module Assessment:

How to Set Up Rubrics in Headrush as Part of a Learning Target Set?

1. Determine your rubrics. Here is a Headrush importable CSV file that includes a basic set of rubrics.

2. As an ADMIN, create a new Learning Target Set -or- Import via the 'Import New Target Set’ via:

Admin > Learning Targets > Target Sets > (options in the left column)

3. Title the Learning Target set accordingly (e.g.- Rubrics)

4. Add/change the Rubric top-level groupings as 'Learning Target Groups'

5. Add/change the respective 'Learning Targets' within the Learning Target Groups

6. Setup or choose a scale for your rubrics. <link to how to setup a scale>
*** Please note, currently, you are not able to customize the labels/descriptors of these scales per learning target.

7. Activate the Learning Target set

8. Optional, but highly recommended: Setup two Learning Plans: (1) for non-rubric learning targets and (2) exclusively for Rubric learning targets.

Here’s how:

... and by having that Learning Plan, students and Advisors can quickly see how often and how well students have been assessed against those rubric criteria:

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