Rubrics anywhere in the system - whether on reviewer group or on reference questionnaire - are required questions and must be answered.
  • Rubrics on reference questionnaires:  In order to submit their questionnaire, references must provide a score on all rubrics
  • Rubrics on reviewer groups:  In order to submit their review, reviewers must provide a score on all rubrics
Tip: If you wish for reference/reviewer to respond to optional items, set these up as questions instead of rubrics.  Answers to questions are not incorporated into the final score.
Note: There is not a way to set up a rubric with a yes/no type response.  If a reference/reviewer enters a minimum score (whether you have this set up as a 0 or 1), this will bring down the final score.