Rubrics are advanced grading forms used for criteria-based assessment. The rubric consists of a set of criteria. For each criterion, several descriptive levels are provided. A numerical grade is assigned to each of these levels. The rater chooses which level answers/describes the given criterion best. The raw rubric score is calculated as a sum of all criteria grades. The final grade is calculated by comparing the actual score with the worst/best possible score that could be received.
If you choose the “Notify Students” option, the student gets an email with a link to the assignment page, or you can instruct them to go look at the assignment page to view their feedback. The student will see the entire rubric indicating the levels you chose for their assignment, as well as any feedback comments.