1. Creating a Rubric

If your role is that of an “administrator” or “superuser” you can choose the option “Create rubric ” from the menu “Rubrics” to create a new rubric.

If you click on “Create rubric ” in the menu “Rubrics”, the ConPresso workspace (explained in Section 4.3, “The ConPresso Workspace”) will display the view “Create rubric”.

First of all, this view consists of three sections: “Basic rubric settings”, “Source for extended rubric settings” and “Extended rubric settings”.

1.1. Basic Rubric Settings

To create a new rubric please fill in the following fields in the section “Basic rubric settings”: “Rubric name”, “Rubric title”, “Rubric directory” and “Rubric type”. These fields are explained in Section 2.2, “Edit Basic Rubric Settings”.


If you want to create a rubric with an output-page whose design differs from that of existing rubrics, you have to use an FTP client to create a new rubric directory first. You will find information on this procedure under Section 2.1, “Customizing Header and Footer Files”.

1.2. Source for Extended Rubric Settings

Other than the basic rubric settings, the extended rubric settings can be applied to more than one rubric. For that reason, you now have to decide if you want to define individual “extended rubric settings” for the new rubric or if you want its settings to be based on those of an existing one.

If you want to define individual extended settings for this rubric, please do not change the default setting of the dropdown menu entitled “Source” so that it remains “individual settings” and proceed with specifying the individual rubric settings in the following section.

On the other hand, if you want this rubric to use the extended rubric settings of an existing rubric, just choose the name of that rubric from the dropdown menu entitled “Source” and click on the button “Save” or the button “Save and return to list of rubrics”.

For further informationen please refer to Section 2.3, “Source for Extended Rubric Settings”.

1.3. Extended Rubric Settings

If you want to apply individual extended rubric settings to the new rubric, please define those settings in this section and click on the button “Save settings” or on “Save settings and return to list of rubrics” afterwards. For more information on the settings of this section please refer to Section 2.4, “Extended Rubric Settings”.


For similar rubrics simply define a lead rubric that you can use as a “Source for extended rubric settings” when you create a new rubric. That way it is much easier to make subsequent changes, as all you have to do is change the extended settings of the lead rubric.