Assessment and Feedback

This article provides information on how to add a rubric to your assignment in Moodle or Turnitin.

According to the University of Greenwich Assessment and Feedback Policy (2019), all coursework marking should be informed by clear marking criteria, which are provided to students in advance, and should use a rubric to provide students with a specific grade descriptor for each criterion. This makes the marking process more transparent and can also make it more efficient as the descriptors have been written before marking begins.

All rubrics should be based on the template provided within the appendix of the policy in order to ensure consistency for students across the university. The template provides generic descriptors (informed by QAA guidance) in key domains – content, use of evidence etc – across each range of marks. Tutors should use this template to develop descriptors for their assignments. (Note – it is recognised that not all domains will be covered in every assessment.)

When awarding a mark, stepped marking should be used (ie percentage grades must end in 0, 2, 5 or 8), except where it is necessary to award marks for individual questions within the assessment. (Note – it is recognised that the final module mark may not be a step mark, if component marks have been combined or if numerical marking has been used.)

In addition, there is an option to attach a mark to each descriptor so that the total mark is calculated automatically. However this is not a requirement of the policy. Instructions for switching this extra feature on/ off are included below. For more details on using step marking and/ or automatic calculation, please see the appendix to the policy.

Two sets of instructions follow: one for adding a rubric to a Turnitin assignment, and one for adding a rubric to a Moodle assignment.

Turnitin Assignment
This guide describes the process of adding a rubric to a Turnitin assignment.

Add a Turnitin assignment to the relevant section by clicking “Add an activity or resource”, select “Turnitin Assignment 2” and click on “Add” at the bottom of the list.

After entering the “Turnitin assignment name”, general settings and grade settings as usual, please open “GradeMark Options” and click on “Launch Rubric Manager”

Click on the import/export icon on the top right hand corner of the popup window and select “Import” from the options, select “UoG Template Rubric (shared with you)” at the bottom of the list.

Click on the menu icon again and then select ‘Duplicate this rubric’.

 

 

 

Where required, edit the duplicated rubric by adding a description to each specific assessment criterion and scale and then click ‘save’ to save any changes.

Please note: there are three main types of Rubrics in Turnitin, which allow for different types of grading. The UoG Template Rubric is a “qualitative rubric” in line with the University Assessment and Feedback Policy. This type of rubric allows you to enter text and describe what each grade looks like but it will not calculate the grades for you.

If you wish the rubric to calculate and input the overall grade within GradeMark, please select the “pencil” icon or the % symbol at the base of the Rubric window.

More information about adding a Rubric to a Turnitin assignment are available on the Turnitin Online Help Materials.

For more information on how to mark using a Turnitin rubric and how to give written feedback, please check Marking with Rubrics and Feedback Forms

Moodle Assignment
This guide contains the information for adding a rubric to a Moodle assignment.

 

Add an assignment to the relevant section by clicking “Add an activity or resource”

Select “Assignment” and click on “Add” at the bottom of the list.

After entering the “Assignment name”, “Availability” and “Submission types” as usual,

 

please tick “Feedback files” in the “Feedback types” section.

 

In your assignment’s Settings, expand the “Grade” section.

From the “Grading method menu” choose Rubric.

Save the settings at the bottom of the page;

Rubric is now enabled for that particular Assignment.

 

To copy the University shared template, go to the “Rubric editor” via the “Advanced grading” link in the assignment’s settings block and select

‘Create new grading form from a template’ icon.

You now have the opportunity to edit the name, description, criteria and specification of the rubric’s standard template.

Finally save the rubric definition by clicking “Save rubric and make it ready” and confirm that you want to use the rubric for that assignment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish, you can also edit the rubric options at the bottom of the same page and then save your changes.

Please note that unless there is a good reason otherwise,

enable “Allow users to preview rubric” so that they know

in advance the standards by which they will be judged.

To use your rubric to give feedback without a numeric grade please hide “Display points for each level” from students and hide the final calculated grade from students.

More information about Rubrics and Moodle Assignments are available on the Moodle Docs website.

For more information on how to mark using a rubric in a Moodle Assignment and how to give written feedback, please check Marking with Rubrics and Feedback Forms

Example
Please check the University Assessment and Feedback Policy to see an example of a Rubric according to the University of Greenwich standards.

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