I've been using Workshop for a while, and I am doing some tweaking in a course that is going on right now. For the first writing assignment, I set up a peer review with "rubric" as the grading type. It went well, but I didn't like the fact that there was no place for students to write comments.
So, for the workshop that's about to go to assessment phase, I made a switch to accumulated grading. For the aspects, I was able to cut and paste the individual criteria categories (one per aspect) as tables. What I ended up with for each aspect was a layout similar to the one in rubric, but with a comment box below.
I set the grade scale to 4, and I had to put the corresponding numbers in parentheses before each description. I think it is intuitive enough that students will be able to figure out the connection (rubric has the radio buttons that make it idiot-proof in that regard).
Here's my question. Let me say up front, I don't even pretend to understand all of the math formulas Workshop uses. So, am I in for any surprises by changing grading types, as long as my grading parameters haven't changed? In other words, using "rubric," I had four levels. In "accumulated grading," I have a four-point grade scale. As long as everything is weighted "1," will the results be the same as if I had used "rubric"?