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Using Moodle rubrics to grade assignments

Moodle gives you the ability to build rubrics, in the Assignment tool, that instructors can use to provide standardized grading. These may be useful to provide consistency in your own grading, to communicate your expectations to your students, or to provide consistency in grading among multiple graders. 

When setting up a new Assignment or editing Assignment Settings, under Grading, choose "Rubric" as your grading method. 


Once you have saved changes, if Moodle does not prompt you to define a grading form, go to 
 
Administration > Assignment administration > Advanced grading > Define rubric 
 
to define one . You will have a choice to create a new one, or work from an existing template. Choose the one that is appropriate for your case. 
 
 
When writing a new grading form, first give it a title that will indicate to you, later, which assignment or sort of assignment it is for. (Consider whether you may want to reuse the same grading form for multiple similar assignments.) 
 
 
In the table below the title and description, you will see places to click and edit Criteria and places to edit Levels. You may want to define all the criteria on which you'd like to grade the assignment first, and then go back and specify what qualities of the work will merit each level of points. 

Below the space for building the rubric, you'll see a number of checkboxes, all of them checked by default. Consider whether you want all of these options, and modify them as needed. In particular, you may want to keep "Allow users to preview rubric used in the module" checked, as it will let students know what you will be looking for when you grade.
 
 
 
Don't forget to click "Save rubric and make it ready" when you're finished setting up. You can also save it as a draft, but you will have to make it ready to grade, later, before you can grade with it. 

Not sure how to use rubrics in your assignments? Contact your LITS Liaison for help. 
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