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Multimedia Rubric

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4 points

3 points

2 points

1point

Layout

The Web site has an exceptionally attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements. White space, graphic elements and/or alignment are used effectively to organize material.

The Web pages have an attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements.

The Web pages have a usable layout, but may appear busy or boring. It is easy to locate most of the important elements.

The Web pages are cluttered looking or confusing. It is often difficult to locate important elements.

Navigation

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, consistently placed, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user does not become lost.

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and internal links take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user rarely becomes lost.

Links for navigation take the reader where s/he expects to go, but some needed links seem to be missing. A user sometimes gets lost.

Some links do not take the reader to the sites described. A user typically feels lost.

Graphics

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are thoughtfully cropped, are of high quality and enhance reader interest or understanding.

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are of good quality and enhance reader interest or understanding.

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, and are of good quality.

Graphics seem randomly chosen, are of low quality, OR distract the reader.

Multimedia Element #1

The element is thoughtfully edited and used only where they add to reader understanding of the content or to make the site more accessible to persons with handicaps.

The element is used only where they add to reader understanding of the content or to make the site more accessible to persons with handicaps.

The element is used, but somewhat detracts from the overall site.

The element is used, but distracts and detracts from the overall site.

Multimedia Element #2

The element is thoughtfully edited and used only where they add to reader understanding of the content or to make the site more accessible to persons with handicaps.

The element is used only where they add to reader understanding of the content or to make the site more accessible to persons with handicaps.

The element is used, but somewhat detracts from the overall site.

The element is used, but distracts and detracts from the overall site.

Color Choices

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links form a pleasing palette, do not detract from the content, and are consistent across pages.

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links do not detract from the content, and are consistent across pages.

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links do not detract from the content.

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links make the content hard to read or otherwise distract the reader.

Copyright

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for all borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained.

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for almost all borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained.

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for most borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained.

Borrowed materials are not properly documented OR material was borrowed without permission from a site that requires permission