The Communication Abilities Rubric assesses areas of physical and vocal delivery. Instructors and students have not fully understood the categories in the rubric. As an innovative approach, my Com230H section did a media project breaking down each element of the rubric into video. I allowed for flexibility with strict guidelines to ensure all disciplines and communication research was covered. Next, 18 students assessed themselves 3x for 3 group presentations. The assessments were as follows: 1st time with evaluation form only, 2nd time was with evaluation and rubric, and final time was after watching the attached video created by COM230H students. Comparisons of the student participants in the project and those not in it in were analyzed. Data concluded students rated themselves much higher not knowing what the categories meant in comparison with when they read it or watched the video. The more they learned about the category, the more they actually analyzed communication abilities showing critical thinking and learning improved.