How to Create a Traditional Rubric in Moodle 2.0

As you know, you can create a “Checklist” rubric in Moodle 2.0, which lists various guidelines that are added to provide a score for an assignment. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a more traditional rubric, with criteria and categories. You will need to create a point scale in the Grades in order to complete this rubric. Don’t let these steps scare you–once you understand how scales are created in Moodle, you will be a master at creating rubrics and adding them to assignments. It’s an easy way to grade student work, provide them with detailed feedback, and eliminate any addition errors!

Click Grades under Course administration

Click Grades under Course administration

Click View under Scales

Click View under Scales

Create the scale that works for your rubric

Enter your scale in ascending order. In this example, the scale is designed to create a maximum of 20 points in each category on the rubric.

Click “Save changes” when you are done.

Create the scale that works for your rubric

Click “Rubrics”

Click "Rubrics"

Click “Create new rubric”

Click "Create new rubric"

Start creating your rubric

1. Name your rubric
2. Click the dropdown arrow and select your scale
3. Click “Update Marking Method”

Start creating your rubric

Fill out rubric

1. Add criteria and guidelines/cateogy information to each cell.
2. Select the number of points you want for each category.

Fill out rubric

Add more cells

To add more guidelines or criteria, simply click the green arrow. To delete any cell, row, or column, select the red X.

Save Rubric

When you have completed your rubric, hit “Save Rubric.”
In this example, a student could get a maximum total of 40 points.
Now, let’s add this rubric to an assignment!

Save Rubric

Select rubric for assignment grading

Select rubric for assignment grading

Save

Save

Grading student assignments with rubric

Click “Grade” as you normally would do when grading a student assignment.

Grading student assignments with rubric

Rubric for grading

You will be directed to a new page, where you can select one of the guidelines from each criteria to rate. You can enter comments for each criteria as well as overall feedback below the rubric. When the student views his/her score, (s)he will see the rubric and your comments. It makes it super-easy for students to see how they were assessed on an assignment!

Rubric for grading

Completing the rubric with feedback

Completing the rubric with feedback

Saving Score and Feedback

Saving Score and Feedback

Moodle automatically calculates grade and is put in gradebook.

For more information on how to create scales (which I admit is kind of tricky) visit the moodle.org page http://docs.moodle.org/21/en/Scales

Moodle automatically calculates grade and is put in gradebook.
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