We too have avoided language pack changes. People seem reasonably ok with the term rubrics as long as we explain what they do, and we do have a few people here using them pretty intensively. I describe them as marking schemes during training, myself...
From: Blackboard/Courseinfo userslist [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Boon, Chris
Sent: 18 July 2012 17:33
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That's a very interesting point; our tutors like the rubrics, but said exactly the same thing - nice tool, but unintuitive name - what does Rubric mean? We've steered away from language pack changes so far due to the complexities when upgrading, but this does seem like a good idea. Perhaps a name involving 'assessment criteria' or 'criteria checklist' would be good?
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From: Blackboard/Courseinfo userslist [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Irwin, Brian
Sent: 18 July 2012 17:15
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Subject: Renaming of Rubrics?
We're upgrading to SP8 soon and are excited that the rubrics tool is more usable now. However some concerns have been raised if the name means anything to staff and students.
Has anyone has used the language pack to change the name of rubrics and what have you chosen to call them? Or did you just stick with the default rubrics and let staff know what that means?
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