Rubrix Spring Release, March 2015 (Media & Overall Grades)


We are very excited to introduce new multimedia features to Rubrix. Now, in addition to attaching a photo to a comment, you can use media in a variety of ways to enhance your review experience:

  • include video, audio, and PDFs (in addition to images) in your review notes. We encourage you to use these to support the decisions made during a review.
  • include video, audio, PDFs, and images in degrees. This is done when creating the rubric itself, and allows your reviewers to reference materials that provide more information about their review process.

Overall Grades

Previously, grades were only calculated to the domain level. There was no overall grading available for the entire review. Now there is: domains can be rolled up into a overall review score:

  • you will find an overall grade mapping tool in the rubric editor
  • summarized grades are available for completed reviews and reports.

Other Minor Features:

  • minimum length (10 characters) now enforced for new passwords
  • "Invites" no longer send passwords, but use a one-time-link instead (simpler, and more secure). Users will set their own password after following one-time-link
  • marking tables are now referred to as grading tables
  • rublets can now be summarized using grading tables (due to new logic for omits via rollups)
  • rublet author now shown on printed rubrics

A Few Fixes:

  • improves review note timestamps and layout (better time format, better spacing)
  • fixes hidden degree text in special cases
  • improved markdown styles for rubrics
  • revamped grade calculations (to better include rubric rollups, better omit, and better performance)
  • copy/paste issues fixed for Firefox
  • fixes to review sharing (related to better handling of TO and CC fields)
  • rubric editor overview page is now more consistent with application (add buttons moved, layout consistency improved)