Put Employees on the Fast Track to Mastering Skills with Rubrics
Skills development is one of the top concerns of L&D professionals and business leaders. With that in mind, D2L has made rubrics available to employees and managers. Well-known in the Higher Education market, rubrics is a tool that can be leveraged to create consistency and set expectations for what good looks like. Providing good quality feedback on soft skills and effectively measuring skills can be a key ingredient to helping employees continue to progress in their careers. With the Magenta release, Brightspace makes it easier for organisations to evaluate employee skills and provide clear and transparent feedback with the use of rubrics.
Good quality feedback is a key ingredient of modern learning for helping employees master skills they need to develop and progress in their careers. For example, when providing feedback to someone in a customer support or leadership development role – they should clearly see how they’re performing, and more importantly, see what actions will take them to the next level. Similarly, feedback on technical skills training will clearly communicate what was achieved, and what can be done to advance to the next level.
Using rubrics as a structured scoring guide makes it easy to evaluate employee skills and provide clear and constructive feedback. Rubrics are a grid with criteria mapped to levels achieved, providing clear guidance on how to score various skills based on performance. They can show employee performance over time, demonstrating the impact of training on soft skills development and mastery of skill. Rubrics provide guardrails to organise meaningful feedback – helping managers to clearly communicate how an employee is progressing on a skill – and show opportunities for improvement.
When adding a rubric to a discussion or an assignment, it will automatically display across various places that employees may be looking for feedback. You can quickly go through and select the level of achievement for the employee, adding comments on specific items. Employees can see their overall level achieved and get a detailed look at the specific areas that were assessed, including comments. You can decide which rubrics to show employees, and when, by using the rubric visibility setting. When you have multiple people providing feedback you can set the rubric to be shown after all the feedback is added. Employees have a clear picture of what they can work on to progress in their career – such as developing a new technical skill, improving a specific aspect of a communication skill or increasing knowledge on a specific subject.