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New feature - override calculated scores

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SmartRubric is designed to help you make really really accurate, sensible rubrics. When you create a rubric, you can slice up and weight assessment objectives and level descriptors however you want. So really, if you are marking work and the calculated grades are coming out too high or too low, that's a problem with your rubric, and the assessment police say: "fix the rubric, not the mark!"

However.

In real life, there are times when that isn't going to work. Schools are not machines, students are not cogs, teachers are not automatons. You, the teachers, are the professionals, and your judgement is paramount. SmartRubric does not want to get in your way. If you need to edit a mark, just type over it like so:

Once you have edited the mark, a little pencil icon will show up next to it to indicate that the mark has been edited. It will no longer update when you click on the matrix. If you want to change it back to the calculated grade, click the little pencil.

Even if y…

SmartRubric at Bett 2017

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Great news!

Pinemarten Education will be showcasing SmartRubric at the Bett Exhibition in London!

It's a really exciting event, and I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the education sector, regardless of your role. It's so inspiring, and the speakers and exhibitors are wonderful. It's such a privilege to be involved!

If you would like to attend, you can register here to attend for free: http://www.bettshow.com

Hope to see you there!


New features!

Hi all!

We've just added some new features, and there are plenty more coming soon.
You may now start receiving alerts on your homepage either from us or from other teachers at your school. Soon you will be able to create alerts and link to classes, assessments or students as you will to loop in other members of staff. Ultimately, we would like to show you a feed of relevant information about your students and classes whenever you log in. This is the first (baby) step towards that!

Additionally, we've made some features available to department leads and school administrators. Now you can transfer responsibility for an assessment from one teacher to another (useful in case of temporary illness), or add additional teachers to a class.

This is all in preparation for the release of our biggest round of features between now and the full product launch in January. We are adding moderation to SmartRubric! This means that you will be able to request moderation for an assessment, and th…

Importing and exporting SmartRubric (.srm) files

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In order to help you make the most of SmartRubric, we've given you the ability to import and export the rubrics that you (and others!) have made.

If you would like to share a rubric:
It's easy! All you need to do is make sure you have got your rubric the way you want it (don't forget the grade boundaries!), and click 'export' in the library.


The file will automatically be saved in your downloads folder. It will have the file extension .srm, which just means that it's encoded and can only be opened by SmartRubric.

You can share .srm files by email, post them online or share them on a memory stick.

If you would like to import a rubric:
If someone has sent you an .srm file or you found one online that you would like to use, it's easy to import it into SmartRubric.
From anywhere in SmartRubric, just go to 'Rubrics' in the main menu and select 'Import'.

When the modal pops up, click 'select' and find the file you wish to import. Then, click…