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.