Rubrics are an advanced grading method used for criteria-based assessment. The rubric consists of a set of criteria plotted against levels of achievement. A numeric grade is assigned to each level. For each criterion, the assessor chooses the level they judge the work to have reached. The raw rubric score is calculated as a sum of all criteria grades. The final grade is calculated by comparing the actual score with the worst/best possible score that could be received.
Enable a rubric in your assignment
There are two ways.
The first is at the point of setting up the Assignment.
- In your assignment's Settings, expand the Grade section.
- From the Grading method menu, choose Rubric.
- Note the Maximum grade setting - whatever numeric grade you assign to your criteria levels, the ultimate grade for the assignment will be recalculated as the proportion of that maximum grade.
- Save the settings; Rubric is now enabled for that particular Assignment.
The other is via the Assignment's Settings block:
- From the Assignment's summary page, under its Settings menu, click Advanced grading; a new page displays a menu.
- From the Change active grading method to menu, choose Rubric; this initiates the rubric setup process.
Define your rubric
To define a new rubric from scratch:
- Go to the Rubric editor via the Advanced grading link in the assignment's Settings block.
- Click Define a new rubric from scratch.
- Type in a brief distinctive Name and (if needed) a description.
- Click to edit a criterion and Click to edit level lets you tab through the rubric to type a description and assign points to each level.
- Describe further criteria and levels as appropriate.
- Set Rubric options.
- Finally save the rubric definition by clicking Save rubric and make it ready or Save as draft. These set the form definition status respectively as described at the Advanced grading methods page.
Learn More About Rubrics
For more information about setting up rubrics in Moodle, please look at Moodle'd documentation website.