Using Rubrics in Moodle 2.0

Moodle 2.0 includes the ability to create and add rubrics to assignments. You can create a simple rubric that consists of criteria and guidelines for each criteria, using this as a checklist for students and also for grading.
The rubric is included when you submit grades, automatically adding all of the individual guidelines you click. You also have the ability to comment on each criteria and the assignment as a whole. Students will then be able to view the rubric and your comments in their grades.
You can also update the rubric at any time, if a student resubmits an assignment for instance.
If your rubric style consists of criteria and categories, with students receiving points for just one category in each criteria. then you have the option of creating that type of rubric, too, in Moodle. You will need to create a scale for your rubric (Grades>Scales>View) and then assign that scale to the rubric and the assignment.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a checklist rubric.

Select Rubrics

First, you need to create your rubric. Click the Rubrics icon under your course administration.

Select Rubrics

Create new rubric

Create new rubric

Name and complete rubric

You will need to name your rubric and then fill in the criteria and guidelines. You can add or delete criteria by clicking the green plus or red X buttons. Remember, each guideline will add up to the total of your assignment points. If you do not need one of the guideline cells, you will need to delete it before you can save your rubric.

Also, the rubric cannot add up to more than 100 points.

Name and complete rubric

Save Rubric

In order to save this rubric, you need to delete any cells that have no information in them. So, I would click the red X to delete the cell and then click “Save Rubric.”

Save Rubric

Rubric saved

You should see a “Rubric saved” at the top of your rubric.

Rubric saved

View your rubric

To see what your rubric will look like for students, click “Manage Course Rubrics.”

View your rubric

Select “View Rubric” icon

Select "View Rubric" icon

Your finished rubric

Your finished rubric

Add rubric to assignment

Edit an exisitng assignment or create a new assignment.

Add your rubric to this assignment.

Make sure the number of points for the assignment matches the rubric!

Add rubric to assignment

Save assignment

Save assignment

Grading Assignments with Rubric

Click “Grade” like you usually do to grade an assignment.

Grading Assignments with Rubric

Grade student’s work with rubric

You will check the guidelines the student included in their assignment. You can post comments on each criteria, as well as a comment on the work overall. This information is then available to the student in their gradebook.

Moodle automatically adds the items and places it in the gradebook after you click “Save Score and Feedback.”

Nice, huh?

Grade studentJoule has a handbook with more information about all of the features. Here is the link for more information on rubrics:

http://manuals.moodlerooms.com/display/JOULE2/Rubrics+Manual#RubricsManual-CreateaRubric

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