Assessing Presentations and Videos

Multimedia Rubric  (Video and Poster)

What am I responsible for?

Each student will be responsible for completing the following items:

    1. Individual questions from your role.
    2.  A group evaluation for each member of your team, your self-included. 
    3.   Presenting a portion of your multimedia presentation.

 What is my group responsible for?

Each group must complete the following:

    1.   A multimedia presentation that is at least 3 to 4 minutes long and follows the criteria listed on the rubric.
    2.  Present their project in a way that will persuade their audience to vote in your favor  .
    3.  A poster identifying the group’s project 


   Rubric - Multimedia Project/Presentation


CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Presentation

Well-rehearsed with smooth delivery that holds audience attention.

Rehearsed with fairly smooth delivery that holds audience attention most of the time.

Delivery not smooth, but able to maintain interest of the audience most of the time.

Delivery not smooth and audience attention often lost.

Mechanics

No misspellings or grammatical errors.

Three or fewer misspellings and/or mechanical errors.

Four misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

More than 4 errors in spelling or grammar.

Content

Covers topic in-depth with details and examples. Subject knowledge is excellent.

Includes essential knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge appears to be good.

Includes essential information about the topic but there are 1-2 factual errors.

Content is minimal OR there are several factual errors.

Organization

Content is well organized.  Presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow

Content is  organized.  Presents information in logical,  sequence which audience can follow but the overall organization of topics appears flawed.

Content is logically organized for the most part.  Presenter is uncomfortable with information and is able to answer only rudimentary questions

There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts.  Presenter does not have grasp of information.

Originality

Presenter shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive.

Presenter shows some original thought. Work shows new ideas and insights.

Uses other people's ideas (giving them credit), but there is little evidence of original thinking.

Uses other people's ideas, but does not give them credit.

Visual Aids

Student's visual aids explain and reinforce the presentation

Student's visual aids relate to the presentation

Student occasionally uses visual aids that rarely support the presentation

Student uses superfluous visual aids or no visual aids.

Group Work

Works very well with others.  Assumes a clear role in decision making and responsibilities

Works well with others.  Takes part in most decisions and shares in the responsibilities

Works with others, but has difficulty sharing decisions and responsibilities.

Cannot work with others in most situations.  Cannot share decisions or responsibilities.

Quality of Argument

Students made an excellent argument , backed up with facts, very persuasive 

Students had an argument, but not many facts to back it up

Students did not have a convincing argument for their stand on the issue

No argument made, students presented facts only



     Group Work

        1.  Each group member will be evaluated by the other members of the group.
        2.  Each student will complete a self evaluation of how they worked in their group.
        3.  Each group leader  will complete  an evaluation for each member of the group
 

 

  

A Poster  Should Be...

 

readable,

Readability is a measure of how easily the ideas flow from one item to the next. Text that has lots of grammatical problems, complex or passive sentence structure, and misspellings is "hard to read".

legible,

A common error in poster presentations is use of fonts that are too small to be read from 6-10 feet away, a typical distance for reading a poster.

well organized,

Spatial organization makes the difference between reaching 95% rather than just 5% of your audience: succinct.

Studies show that you have only 11 seconds to grab and retain your audience's attention so make the punch line prominent and brief. Most of your audience is going to absorb only the punch line.

decide what the main message is,

Keep it short and sweet and make this your title.  Use the active voice and avoid the verb "to be" whenever possible.

measure the space you have,

Lay out the space physically as well as on paper.

Eliminate all extraneous material,

Given that the average person spends less than 10 minutes looking at a poster,  you  then have 11 seconds to trap your subject before they move on.  Only show data that adds to your central message. You do need a Title, Authors, Introduction, Results, and Conclusions.

Layout

People approach new information in a known spatial sequence. The title and your name will be seen in the first 11 seconds that a person looks at the poster because they will be centered at the top. This will be all many people will read, The overall format of a good poster is dictated by the way we assimilate information

Font choice:

Sizes,

A good rule is to stand back from your own poster: if you, who are familiar with the material, cannot easily read it from 6 feet away, your audience will certainly not be able to.

Highlighting with text format,

Indents set text apart and are great for short lists. Justification of text in the center of a line will draw attention. Use bold-face, color, or special characters to draw attention.

Ways to add color,

Choose a color that does not compete with your data ..Good contrast will reduce eye strain and make the poster more legible and interesting visually., Be careful that the color does not outclass the visual impact of your data: too much contrast is hard on the eyes and can distract the reader from your data.

Adding light color backgrounds to your figures can make the poster attractive. For example, using white lettering and lines on a blue background can make your poster eye-catching.

Final Check

Have some people look over your poster before you put it all together. If they are confused, it is far better to fix it now.  Pay particular attention to things that may not be necessary: eliminate everything that you can.

 

Poster Grading Rubric

 

 

Communicates Team Activities

Content -

Accuracy

Visually Appealing

Readable

Language and Mechanics

Contains Required Information

Formatted Correctly

Excellent

Clearly conveys an excellent understanding of the project and activities of the team that can be understood by a wide audience

At least 7 accurate

facts are displayed

on the poster

The poster has excellent visual appeal, shows creativity

The poster is

easily readable

from 4 ft away.

Excellent use

of visuals to

enhance the

information

Language used

is appropriate.

Capitalization and

punctuation are

correct throughout

the poster..

Poster contains all

required

information:

Name of team,

Name of Project

 

Good

Conveys an excellent understanding of the project and activities of the team that can be understood by most audiences

5-6 accurate facts

are displayed on the

poster.

The poster has good visual appeal, shows  some creativity

The poster is

readable from

4 ft away.

Good use of

visuals to

convey

information

Language used

is appropriate.

and mostly

free from

errors.

Poster is missing

one of the required

items

 

Adequate

Adequately conveys  a basic understanding of the project and activities of the team that can be understood by a limited audience

3-4 accurate facts

are displayed on the

poster.

The poster has adequate  visual appeal, with limited creativity

Some portions

of the poster

are not

readable from

4 ft away.

Some use of

visuals to

convey

information

Language used

is mostly

appropriate.

and contains

two or more

errors.

Poster is missing

two of the required

items.

 

Marginal

Poster marginally  conveys  a basic understanding of the project and activities of the team

Less than 3 accurate

facts are displayed

on the poster

The poster is not visually appealing not creative

Poster is

difficult to read

from 4 ft away.

Little use of

visuals to

convey

information.

Language used

is not

appropriate.

and contains

several errors.

Poster is missing

more than two of

the required items.

 

 

Not Completed

Not Completed

 

Not Completed

Not Completed

Not Completed

Not Completed

Not Completed