Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Add a grading rubric to a SharePoint student site, part of Office for Educators.
Lets take a look at how I solved the grading page challenge in SharePoint. Here from the homepage of my student project site, I'm going to click on Pages in the upper-left-hand corner. I'm then going to choose View All Pages. Here I can create a new wiki page for my students. I'm going to call this new page Grading, and click Create. Before I add any content to this page, the first thing I'm going to change is its layout. Because I'm adding an image and a link, I'd like both those items to be at the top of the page. To do this, I'm going to select one column with sidebar.
That means that my main image can go in the center of the screen, and I'll still have space for my link in the right-hand side of the page. With my cursor in the main content area, I'm going to choose insert. And I'm going to choose to insert a picture. I'm going to select from computer. And I'm going to choose my file. In the exercise folders, under chapter ten, there's two items. One is rubric.jpg, which I'm going to use for my photo. And click open. When you're adding the image, as you always leave the check mark for overwrite existing files. In case at some point, you decide to change the original image and upload a new one, this is going to tell it to overwrite that file, and save the new file versus leaving two of the same image on the server.
The other thing you can select is your destination library. Typically for images, I like them to go into the Site Assets, and documents, such as Word documents, PDFs, Excel files, I'm going to have them go into the Documents library. Since this is a JPG, I'm going to leave it set to Site Assets, and click OK. Here you can see the image has loaded up, and it's huge. It's 200 pixels wide. Using the image size box, I'm going to reduce this image down to 700 pixels. It'll automatically keep the same aspect ratio, so when I click into the vertical size, you'll see it updates to 541 pixels.
I'm now going to take care of adding the link for my new document. The first thing I'd like to do is add a title for this link. I'm going to say download the grading rubric with a colon. I'll hit Enter to move the cursor one line down so I can now add the grading rubric. I'm going to go back to the Insert tab This time I'm going to choose to upload a file. Once again, I'll use the file browser, to select the team project rubric, from chapter ten of the exercise files, and click Open. I'm going to leave Overwrite existing files checked, and this time, however, I'm going to choose to put this in the Documents library, and click OK.
So here you can see we've got a small Word icon that appears, as well as a clickable link, that will allow our students to download the team project rubric. So last couple things we need to do are to save this page and then add it to our navigation menu. I'm going to go ahead and click on Page in the upper left-hand corner. I'm going to click save. And then you can see a preview of how the page will appear to our students. I'm going to go back to the Page button. I'm going to go back to View All Pages. And now I'm going to click, edit links, at the top. The reason I navigated to, view all pages, is because, here, I have an actual link to our new grading page.
With this link available on the screen. I can simply click it. Drag it up to the top navigation. And when I let go, I will see that a link to the gradient page has appeared in our top navigation menu. I'm going to click Save to save that navigation menu and then go back to Home to see how we're doing. There we are. So we now have a Grading link in the top navigation and when students click on the Grading link, they will immediately be able to view the rubric as well as download a Word document version of it simply by clicking on the icon to the right.
- Creating lesson plan templates
- Creating worksheets with math equations, charts, and graphs
- Grading papers
- Creating a gradebook in Excel
- Creating an animated presentation
- Setting up a school email account in Outlook
- Storing documents online with SkyDrive
- Creating a class website with SharePoint
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/01/2014. What changed?
A: We added a brand new chapter on Office Mix, the PowerPoint plugin that allows educators to record interactive presentations and test students with quizzes.
Q: This course was updated on 10/15/2015. What changed?
A. We added videos for OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Online. OneDrive replaced SkyDrive as the cloud-based file service.