Adding Question Criteria

This guide will demonstrate how to add evaluation criteria to an assessment question.

Editing a Self and Peer Assessment, Part 1

image of a self and peer assessment in Blackboard with an arrow pointing to the chevron next to the assessemt with instructions to click on the chevron.  The edit option is highlighted by a red circle with an arrow pointing to the assessment indicating users to select Edit.

To edit a Self and Peer Assessment, click the chevron next to the assessment and choose Edit from the menu.

Editing a Self and Peer Assessment, Part 2

Image of the Edit: Peer Evaluation screen with the Assessment Canvas option outlined with a red circle.

You will now see a screen labeled Edit: Peer Evaluation with the following options: Assessment Canvas, Properties, and Export Assessment.  Select Assessment Canvas to build the assessment questions.

Creating a Criterion

To create a criterion, click on the Create Criteria button at the top of the screen.

Entering Criterion Information

You will now see a screen labeled Add Criteria:

  1. Criteria: Enter information for the criterion here.
  2. Points Possible: Determine the number of points the criterion is worth.
  3. Assign Points: Determine how points are assigned.  The options are All or Nothing or Allow Partial Credit.
  4. Allow Feedback to Learner: Select Yes to permit users to provide feedback when evaluating responses.
  5. When finished, click the Submit button to create the criterion.

Creating a Word Count Criteria

To create a Word Count Criteria, click on the Word Count Criteria button at the top of the Add/Edit Criteria screen.

Entering Word Count Criteria

You will now see a screen labeled Add Criteria:

  1. Criteria: Enter a text description for the criterion.
  2. Points Possible: Enter the point value for the criterion.
  3. Recommended Word Count: Enter the required word count for the assignment here.
  4. Allowed Variation: Enter how many fewer or additional words allowed without punishment for the student.
  5. When finished, click the Submit button to create the criteria.