Open Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge as your web browser.
First, log into your PitchVantage Online Dashboard using the credential you created during coordinator account registration > Click Rubrics on top > Rubrics > Create New Rubric.
Select license set #, name Rubric title, and Rubric type. Click Create and Edit.
Under Titles column, click into the rubric you just created. From here, you can see the default rubric structure as a guideline. Click Rubric.xlsx at the bottom to view the default rubric in detail.
If you want to use the default rubric, you are all set. If you want to customize the rubric, there are two ways:
- email your rubric to PitchVantage (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will customize for you
- follow three steps below to customize it yourself
Step 1: Customize rubric structure
First, click Edit Rubric.
You can customize all the criteria, sub-criteria, and the corresponding weights.
The default rubric has two criteria: content and delivery. You can add a new criteria, delete an existing criteria, rename a criteria, and change the weights of any criteria to meet your needs.
1. Add new criteria (top left)
To add a new criteria, type the new criteria in Add Criteria box and enter the percent weight the new criteria is worth in the Weight(%) box. Then click Save.
2. Edit Criteria (bottom left)
To delete an existing criteria in the rubric, click trash can icon then click Save All.
To rename an existing criteria in the rubric, directly type in Criteria box and click save icon.
To reassign criteria weights, type a new number in the Weight (%) box then click Save All. The total weight has to add up to 100%.
Once the overall criteria and its weights are finalized, you can get into sub-criteria. Overall, the editing for sub-criteria works exactly the same as Criteria. In the default structure, there are four sub-criteria under Content and three under Delivery. You can add a new sub-criteria, delete an existing sub-criteria, rename a sub-criteria, and change the weights of any sub-criteria to meet your needs.
1. Add new sub-criteria (top right)
To add a new sub-criteria, select the criteria that the new sub-criteria belongs to from dropdown menu. Then enter the name and weight of the new sub-criteria > Click Save.
2. Edit Sub-Criteria (bottom right)
To delete an existing sub-criteria in the rubric, click trash can icon then click Save All. If you don't want any sub-criteria, you can delete them all.
To rename an existing sub-criteria in the rubric, directly type in Sub-Criteria box and click save icon.
To reassign sub-criteria weights, type a new number in the Weight (%) box then click Save All. The total weight has to add up to 100%.
Once you finish customizing the structure, click Rubric: License Set # to come back to the Rubric main page.
Step 2: Customize rubric ratings and total grade score
Go to the bottom of the webpage. Ratings is used to rate each criteria or sub-criteria in the rubric. By default the total number of stars are 5, meaning a rating of 5 stars on a particular sub-criteria being the best performance and 1 star being the worst. You can change the number of stars based on your needs by clicking Edit Ratings. Grade Score is the total score available for a video based on ratings of each criteria. You can change it by clicking Edit Grade Score.
Step 3: Customize rubric details
Under Rubric File, You can either make changes to the default Rubric.xlsx or upload your own rubric file. Make sure that everything in your rubric file is consistent with the structure and ratings you customized on PitchVantage Dashboard.
You can upload the new rubric file in three formats: Excel spreadsheet, Word, and PDF. Click Upload New (the old file will disappear) > Click Select File to open your new rubric file > Click Upload file. The new rubric will replace the old rubric immediately.