ForAllRubrics How To: Setting Up Your Rubrics


So you’ve signed up for a free teacher account on ForAllRubrics and you’re wondering, “What do I do now?” This is part of a short series of posts on how to get started with the basic features of ForAllRubrics.  The posts in this series are:

  1. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Roster
  2. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics (this post)
  3. ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students

To create your own rubric, click on the DESIGN link in the menu bar and then click on the Add button.

Adding Rubric

Select how you would like to score.  Choices include Rubric, Checklist or a Basic Badge. For this demo we will select Rubric.

Score Selection

To start, make sure you are on the Basic Editing page.  On this page, you will see the current version of your new rubric.  You can edit any field with a dotted-underline by simply clicking on it and typing in the new text.  As shown below, you will want to customize your Rubric Title, the Item Descriptions and the Criteria for Ratings.

Rubric Description

As shown below, you can also customize the Ratings Descriptions and the Points for each Rating as well as selecting colors for each column.      

Editing Items

You can also Add a RatingDelete a RatingCopy an ItemDelete an Item or Add Multiple Items.


Once you are happy with your rubric, you can either print your rubric by clicking on the Print button or click on the Done button and go to the Manage Rubrics page.


If you clicked on the Print button, it will take you to the Print page, where you can save your rubric as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file or print the rubric on your printer.

Print Page

If you clicked on the Done button, it will take you back to the Manage Rubrics page, where you will now see your new rubric along with the three sample rubrics that we initial put in your rubrics collection.  From this page, you can easily:

  1. Edit a rubric
  2. Make a copy of a rubric
  3. Print a rubric
  4. Download a rubric as a spreadsheet file
  5. Share a rubric in the Library
  6. Archive a rubric (you can always get it back)
  7. Delete a rubric (you can’t get it back)

Manage Rubrics

Now when you go back to the My Class page, you will see your new rubric listed as one of the rubrics.

My Class

You are now ready to go on to:  ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students.

4 thoughts on “ForAllRubrics How To: Setting Up Your Rubrics

  1. We love the program so far and are planning to use it to give cross district formative assessments. Is there anyway possible to attach a pdf to the rubric?

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