Guided Lab Rubric for Instructors and TA's

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Hey, everyone can enter hell here, Master Instructor, it's I bury in this video. I want to talk you through the guided lab rubric. So this rubric is going to be used as you're developing labs. Whether you're an instructor, building lads or teaching assistant building labs, this is the guidelines you're going to go off.
So first things first, the lab title. You want to make sure it actually is something relevant and something that someone can look at that title and understand what the lab is actually about.
So how to
do a scan with end map would be an example of a good title, right? That tells me. Okay, this is about end map, and I'm gonna be doing scans. And this lab will teach me how to do a scan within map.
You wouldn't want to have a title of, you know, what's my favorite cat's name?
That doesn't tell me what the labs about, right? I'm thinking it's maybe about finding out what your favorite cat name is. In reality, it's a lab on past password cracking, for example.
So just make sure that the titles actually relevant for whatever topic you're doing. The lab on
the lab description itself. You want to make sure that this is very comprehensive. You want to make sure that it addresses things like the purpose of the lab. So what is the purpose of this lab? What is a format? Is this a C TF challenge is just something words guided. Welcome to three step by step. Also, the difficulty levels is for beginners. This is for somebody advanced.
What skills are actually being tested here? Are we learning how to do a certain thing? Do we have to have some skills in advance before we go into this lab? So what are some of the requirements there?
Who's the actual creator of the lab? Right. So you want to make sure you put your name there If you're creating the lab,
any tools that are gonna be presented in this particular lab so as an example and map, right, Or maybe wire shark.
And what work rules are relevant to that lab? So when we talk about the work rules, we're talking about the nice this framework.
And so we want to talk about Is this for the cyber defense incident responders as an example, So what kind of work rules are this guy to a lab for. And we can also do it with industry names as well. Right? So we could say this lab is for network engineers. This lab is for a stock analyst. This lab is for pen testers, et cetera.
Any instructions for the assessment? So this is gonna be things like, Are there any questions with the assessment? How long do you have to do this lab?
How can you How do you answer these questions? So, as I'm having a student go through the labs, are they entering questions as they go through it? A sort of knowledge checks, right? So anything that's relevant to that, we want to sort of map out that for students to understand how they should be going through this lab.
You also want to add in any tags. These are gonna be things that will help with search ability. Right. So if it's ah ah lab on and map, for example, you want to make sure that one of the tag is, of course, and map, right? Probably another one scanning. And then you could even do things like pen testing. Right? So the different tags based off the cases that are being used in that particular lab,
any type of links to relevant content. So, as an example, if I'm doing a lab on end map, what I may want to try to do is link to the end map course on Cyber. So just put a link for that like, Hey, if you want to learn more about N map, here's a link to that. If it's a lab combined with, like, say, a course on penetration testing,
I want a link to any other relevant courses
that might might fit this particular topic on scanning. Right, because I'm scanning within map.
Gotta love instructions again, just breaking down. How is this actually structured for the launch of it?
Lab clarity. So as we launched the lab,
are the steps coherent? Process was I go step by step through. This lab doesn't actually make sense
questions. So this is again after we've launched the lab. So
in there as we're going through the steps in the lab, other questions that are testing my knowledge as a student going through the lab
realism does this actual environment. Does this reflect what I would see the real world of what I might experience, Or is it pretty obvious that I'm in a sandbox? Right? So how realistic is this?
We want to make sure that the content actually is current with what we would see in the industry. Right. So, as an example, why would I create a guy the lab on Windows 95 when, Yes, you do see that out there in some organization still. But the reality is, the majority of the industry has moved away from the older windows osso
what is relevant to the industry, and it does this lab fit into that.
And then, of course, we want to make sure that we've got proper grammar rights and no grammatical errors, especially when we're talking about things like syntax. So what we're talking about use running commands with, like, wood issues and mapas. Another example here for running commands. An end map. We want to make sure that syntax is correct for the lab. So all these things can be used. And again, this rubric is for when you're building lapse as both an instructor and teaching assistant,
as well as when you're grating someone else's labs. That they've created.
We want to go through this step by step process and understand all these areas and make sure the lab
has all of these components to make it the best experience for students.
So again, in this video, we just covered this guy. The lab rubric. This again, as I mentioned, is for instructors and teaching assistants, both building labs, as well as reviewing labs that have been built.
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