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  1. 1. 14Rubrics 5.1 Rubrics Rubrics, a long requested feature for Moo- dle, are here. They will make your life easi- er, and provide considerable measureable feedback for your students (which will hopefully make them happier). Rubrics is the rst of many an cipated plug-in Ad- vanced Grading features. Rubrics is only currently supported with the use of the “Assignment” ac vity; however, rubrics will be implemented across all modules in later Moodle releases. This is an example of a rubric created in Moodle. 5.2 Adding Your Assignment and Se ng the Rubric Grading Method To create an assignment with a grading ru- bric: 1. Turn edi ng on and choose 1 of the as- signment op ons from the drop-down menu under Add an ac vity… The ru- bric func onality is only supported for assignments. 2. Give the ac vity a name and descrip- on, then ll in the rest of the se ngs that you desire for the assignment. No- ce in the Grade sec on, a new choice called “Grading” method. In the Grad- ing method drop-down menu, choose, Rubric. The descrip on area is a great place to add a copy of the Rubric for students. They will see this de- scrip on when they click into the assignment.
  2. 2. 15Rubrics 3. Review the remainder of your se ngs, and click Save and display at the bo om of your screen. 5.3 Build and Launch Your Rubric In this sec on, you will learn to build the rubric that can be used for grading directly within Moodle. If you have a rubric al- ready created, you can cut and paste this informa on into Moodle. 1. A er the rubric crea on window opens, click on De ne new grading rubric from scratch. 2. Give the rubric a name. A naming con- ven on, such as COM110 Nonverbal, will help as you build addi onal future rubrics. If you want students to see the rubric ahead of me, the descrip on area is a good place to provide it (this will be a copy of a rubric you have pre- pared ahead of me). 3. Below the descrip on window is the window to enter your criterion and nu- meric levels. Clicking into any one of the boxes in the rubric will allow you to edit. Clicking the Add level box will al- low you to add addi onal levels (0-5, for example). Clicking the Add criterion box under the rubric box will allow you to add mul ple criterion. The raw rubric score is calculated as a sum of all criteria grades. The nal grade is calculated by comparing the actual score with the worst/best possible score that could be received. TO AVOID CONFUSION ALWAYS USE A LEVEL WITH 0 POINTS.
  3. 3. 16Rubrics Once you have added all of your infor- ma on, your rubric should look similar to this: You can use the red “x” bu on to delete and the green “arrow” to move criterion up and down within the list. 5.4 Edi ng Your Exis ng Rubric You can edit any rubric you create at any me. 1. From your course homepage, with ed- i ng turned on, click the edit bu on (the hand holding the pencil) for the as- signment (that contains the rubric you wish to modify). 2. In your “Se ngs” menu, you’ll see the Advanced grading op on. If you have already de ned a rubric for the assign- ment, the rubric will be displayed im- mediately below. Ensure that the Ad- vanced grading menu has been expand- ed. 3. The rubric page appears, with your pre- viously de ned levels and criterion dis- played. You can edit just as you did when originally crea ng the rubric.
  4. 4. 17Rubrics 5.5 Rubric Op ons Rubric op ons appears at the bo om of the rubric crea on screen. A checkmark indicates the op on is turned on. 1. Sort order for levels provides a drop- down list for choosing to have the levels for each criterion appear in ascending or descending order by number of points. 2. Display points for each level during evalua on controls whether or not the instructor will see the available points for each level while grading. This se ng does not change what the student will see. 3. Display points for each level to those being graded controls if students will be able to see the points available for each level. 4. Allow grader to add text remarks for each criterion displays a text box next to each row of criteria to take notes or provide student feedback of each crite- rion. 5. Show remarks to those being graded allow students to see the text remarks from the instructor for each criterion.
  5. 5. 18Rubrics 5.6 Saving Your Rubric 1. Save as dra saves the rubric as an ed- itable version but does not launch the advanced grading form ready to be used. 2. Save the rubric and making it ready makes the rubric available to the in- structor for grading. A new page will open and you can edit, delete or make the rubric a template. You will also nd a Score to grade mapping rules sec on that tells you how the grading will oc- cur. 3. You can access and edit your rubric at any me a er it is built. Click into the assignment and in the se ngs block, go to Advanced grading/De ne rubric. 4. A er saving the rubric and making it ready, you can Publish the form as a new template for making new rubrics or to share with others. The template is available to anyone on the GTCC Moo- dle site. This feature is very helpful for Course Directors and other depart- ments who standardize courses across sec ons.
  6. 6. 19Rubrics 5.7 Rubrics—Student Experience When students click on the ac vity within the course, a window will appear and the student can click Add submission. In the new window, students will type or cut and paste their assignment text into the html edit box and click Save changes. The descrip on for the assignment displays for the student on each page at the top. Students will not be able to see the rubric before adding their submis- sion, so instructors may want to make the rubric available by adding a course le for students to download and view or make the rubric available in the assignment’s descrip on.
  7. 7. 20Rubrics 5.8 Grading Your Assignments Using the Rubric 1. A er clicking on the assignment within the course, select View “x” submi ed assignments located on the right or lo- cate the assignment in the gradebook. 2. Click Grade in the status column (highlighted in yellow). A new window appears showing the student’s name submission me stamp, and the sub- mi ed assignment. 3. A er selec ng the appropriate grade for each criterion, the instructor can add feedback that will appear with the student’s grade when the student clicks back into the assignment or views their grades. This feedback area does not ap- pear for all other types of assignments. 4. Mouse over the appropriate grade level and click your mouse to choose it. 5. With the Online text assignment (only), Instructor feedback pre-populates with the student’s submi ed assignment. 6. Clicking Send no ca ons will allow students to know their assignment has been graded. 7. Click Save changes at the bo om of the page.
  8. 8. 21Rubrics 5.9 Rubrics—A er Grading Once the Online text assignment has been graded and the student returns and clicks on the assignment, he or she will see the rubric with comments and grade. All other ac vi es, except the Online text assign- ment, only show the comments and grade. The instructor will nd the ac vity with its own column in the gradebook and scores will be tabulated for each graded student.