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New Feature - Templates

We are pleased to announce a new feature!

Now you have another way to add rubrics to your library. The template library is where you will find professionally created rubrics from assessment specialists and master teachers. It's pretty empty right now, because all of the hamsters are running on about fifteen different wheels each simultaneously, but we will be adding more rubrics as time goes by.

If you see one you like, just click 'Get', and it will be copied into your library where you can change it, adapt it and add to it to whatever extent you need in order to meet the needs of your students. If you do grab a copy of one of the templates, please give it a star rating to help others make good choices.

We will be looking for subject and assessment specialists to help us build a repository of quality rubrics to share with our users. If this sounds like you, and you would be interested in making a bit of cash, please send an email to info@pinemarteneducation.com.

For now, t…

Getting Started with SmartRubric

To get the most out of SmartRubric, here is quick start guide to help you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like some help.
Set up your school Important: Add the Year Groups that your school teaches (this will enable you to add classes). You can also set up pastoral groups, such as form groups/homerooms or houses. This is optional and not necessary for quick setup. Customise the type of data that your school stores about students by selecting from the list. Update the school's address and other details. Create a new classSpecify the subject and yearYou can even colour code it!Add students to your n…

How to create a new class in SmartRubric

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Creating a new class in SmartRubric couldn't be easier.


How to create a Smart Rubric!

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We're not gonna lie, creating effective rubrics is tough -- whether you do it the old fashioned way with pen and paper, or with SmartRubric.

SmartRubric is designed with assessment best practice in mind to help you create rubrics that are effective for both and your students.

Before you create a Smart Rubric, you should have a look through the slideshow. It will help you prepare your assessment materials. Once you have done that, check out the video to see how to turn your prepared assessment materials into a Smart Rubric.

Step 1: Prepare your rubric

Preparing a rubric from MissLesniak
Step 2: Create your Smart Rubric





New Features!

We have a lot of great features planned for SmartRubric. We will be updating continuously to ensure that you get the best possible service. Every now and then we will publish a list of what we have added as well as what we have in the pipeline, so check this feed!

The Beta is launching with a fully featured marking engine. You can create custom rubrics and use them to assess your students.

For those of you who have tried out the alpha version, here are the beta features we are most excited about.

Top new features:

Batch upload students to your classes (we have a disambiguation process to prevent duplicates!)Import and export rubric files so you can share them with your colleaguesThe ability to branch rubrics, so if you want to create two similar rubrics you can just copy one and modify the copy. Search functionalityAn improved teacher administrator workflowSignificant enhancements to the account registration and administration process
Coming soon:

Student accounts: students will have thei…