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Grading Moodle Activities using Rubrics & Grading Guides

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

Adding a Rubric or Grading Guide while Creating an Assignment

Step 1: From within your course in Moodle, Turn editing on. In the topic area where you want the assignment, click the Add an activity or resource link and 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 the Save and return to course button at the bottom of the page.

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Step 4: To build the Rubric or Grading guide for the assignment you just created, click the assignment to open it.

Step 5: From the Administration menu, click Advanced Grading, and then click Define rubric or Define grading guide (for further instructions on creating each, see below).

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Adding a Rubric or Grading Guide to a Previously Created Assignment

Step 1: From within your course in Moodle open the assignment you want to add a Rubric or Grading guide to by clicking on it.

Step 2: From the Administration menu, click Advanced grading.

Step 3: From the Change active grading method to drop down menu select either Rubric or Grading guide.

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Step 4: 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 Technology team.

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Step 5: Click Define new grading form from scratch (for further instructions on creating each, see below).

Setting up a Rubric

Step 1: 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.

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

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 a Grading Guide

Step 1: Enter in a Name.

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.

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You can setup Frequently used comments to be used when grading, click in the box provided, to add another comment, click the Add frequently used comment button.

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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 using 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.

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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.

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Step 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.

 

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