- 1. Methods of Good Practice
- 8. Campus Policies and Guidelines
- 2. Road Map to Success
- 9. Citing Resources
- 3. Grading DMA Projects
- 10. Campus Resources
- 4. Copyright and Fair Use
- 11. Handouts and Publications
- 5. Literature Review
- 12. Digital Storytelling and Learning
- 6. Telling a Story
- 13. Using Narrative Structures
- 7. Release Forms
Grading Digital Media Assignments
Digital media assignments can be challenging to assess, especially if students are working in a group. The following is a list of suggestions to consider in the development of a grading rubric.
- Identify key course learning objectives, learning outcomes, and skills that are developed through the digital media assignment.
- If applicable, determine whether students will receive a group grade, individual grades, or a combination of the two.
- Solicit feedback from students on how the assignment should be graded.
- Consider ways to assess projects on the following: clarity of ideas and details, overall organization, effective use of language, voice and audience, and technical competence.
- Identify logical phases for the development of the assignment (i.e., storyboarding, script writing, rough draft, critique and feedback, and final due date).
- Provide and/or facilitate feedback sessions for projects at each phase of the assignment.
- Evaluate the quality of the resulting media by reviewing items such as length, pacing, appropriate use of visual and/or aural transitions, clean edits, and video quality.
- Consider the use of journals and team feedback for student reflection on the assignment to assess the collaborative creative process.
- Grade the process used in the creation of the digital media assignment, as well as the product itself.
Examples of Grading Rubrics
- The Media Literacy Network’s website provides an overview of media literacy, reasons for teaching it, and different approaches for implementing and assessing media assignments:
- A sample digital video project rubric and some tips for creating a digital media assignment:
- Another sample video project rubric:
- This website provides considerations for assessing digital stories and new media narrative:
- A rubric used to assess digital stories at the University of Colorado-Denver: