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Grading Moodle Activities using Rubrics & Marking Guides

You can use a Rubric or Grading guide to grade assignments (including forums). Either one can be selected as your grading method while you are setting up the assignment (they can also be added after the assignment has been created).

Adding a Rubric or Grading Guide to an Assignment

Step 1: From within your course in Moodle, Turn editing on. If you are adding a rubric to an already created assignment, open the assignment settings and skip to Step 3 below. If you are creating a new assignment, click Add an activity or resource link in the topic area where you want the assignment. Select Assignment and click the Add button at the bottom of the menu.

Step 2: Make your normal selections for setting up an Assignment.

Step 3: Under the Grade area of settings, use the drop-down menu for Grading method to choose Rubric or Grading guide. When you are finished, click Save and display at the bottom of the page. Because you selected Rubric or Grading guide, you’ll be sent to a page asking you to create or adopt the requisite item.
Selecting a Rubric or Grading GuideStep 4: From this new page, select whether you want to Define new grading form from scratch or Create new grading form from a template. You may notice some specific shared templates already in the system, or you can select to search from your own previously created ones. For more information on creating and sharing templates, contact the Educational Media Technologies team.
Marking Guide Creation PageStep 5: To create a new rubric or grading guide, click Define new grading form from scratch (for further instructions on creating each, see below).

Setting up the Rubric

Step 1: From within the new grading form from scratch page, enter in a Name and build your Rubric. You can add levels by clicking the Add level button. To enter in your grading criteria, click the Add criterion button.
Creating a Rubric

Step 2: Read through and make your selections under the Rubric options.

NOTE: At any point while creating the Rubric, you can click the Save as draft button at the bottom of the page. This allows you to continue to work on the Rubric without students seeing it.

Step 3: When you are finished, click the Save rubric and make it ready button at the bottom.

Setting up the Grading Guide

Step 1: From within the new grading form from scratch page, enter in a Name and build your Grading guide.

Step 2: To enter in your grading criteria, in the Grading guide area click in the appropriate areas to add, to add more criteria click the Add criterion button.
Creating a Grading Guide

You can also setup Frequently used comments to be used when grading. To do this, click the Add frequently used comment button. You can continue adding comments by repeating this process

Step 3: Read through and make your selections under the Grading guide options.

At any point while creating the Grading guide, you can click the Save as draft button at the bottom of the page. This allows you to continue to work on the Grading guide without students seeing it.

Step 4: When you are finished, click the Save Grading guide and make it ready button at the bottom.

Grading a Rubric or Grading Guide

Step 1: From within your course in Moodle, click the Assignment to open it and then click on the View all submissions link. This opens the Submissions table for the assignment.

Step 2: In the Grade column, click Grade. This will open the Submission status and Grade area for the student you are grading.

 Step 3: The Grade area is where you will see your Rubric or Grading Guide. Score the Rubric by clicking the appropriate point box and typing any comments in the text box provided; for the Grading guide type any comments in the text box and enter points in the Score box provided.
Grading with a RubricStep 4: When finished, scroll to the bottom of the page and either click the Save changes button, or the Save and show next button to continue grading additional students.

For Moodle help, contact the NMC Technology Helpdesk at 231-995-3020

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