How do I create a Rubric in an Assignment activity?
You will learn how to create a rubric for an Assignment activity in your course in TITANium.
Follow these steps after you have already created a rubric in Word or some other program. A grid rubric will be the easiest to recreate within the Assignment tool.
Follow these steps to create a rubric after you have already created an Assignment activity.
This guide has been updated for TITANium 2019-2020.
Sample grid rubric for a writing course.
1. Enter your course in TITANium.
2. Scroll down to where your Assignment activity is located.
3. Click on the Assignment link.
4. Click on the Gear icon.
5. Select Advanced grading.
6. Select Rubric as the grading method.
Simple direct grading is the default setting when you create a new Assignment activity in your course. This allows you to simply type in a grade for each student's submission.
Rubric allows you to create a grid-style rubric to allow students to see your grading criteria (if you choose to let them view it) and gives them some generic feedback.
Grading guide provides students and graders (if using them) with detailed text information about expectations for each part of the assignment. Generic feedback statements can also be included for graders to choose from when grading the submission.
7. Click on Define new grading form from scratch.
Once you have created a rubric, TITANium will allow you to have access to it in any of your courses in the current academic year by clicking on Create new grading form from a template.
8. Type a name for the rubric.
9. Type a Description if desired.
10. Begin creating the rubric.
10.1. Click on the Criterion cell and paste text from Word into the cell.
These cells are for plain text only. You may type directly into each cell or click on the cell and paste text from another program or website.
10.2. Past text into the remaining cells.
10.3. For best results, leave the second column at 0 points.
Considering the formula TITANium uses to calculate the grade using the rubric, it is recommended to leave the first column at 0 points.
If you do not want zero to be the minimum score in the rubric, then you also need to uncheck the Calculate grade based on the rubric having a minimum score of 0 checkbox. To learn more, read this Moodle docs page for more information.
10.4. Type points for the remaining columns.
10.5. Click on Add level to add an additional column.
10.6. Click on Duplicate icon to create the next row.
Duplicate will make a copy of the row.
Add criterion will make a blank row.
10.7. Note that the points from the first row carried over to the new row.
10.8. When finished with the rubric, decide on the viewing options for students and graders.
Note: if your minimum possible score for your rubric is greater than zero, then you need to untick the Calculate grade based on the rubric having a minimum score of 0 check box. Otherwise, your minimum grade will be overridden and zero will be your new minimum grade (unless you are using a custom scale).
Tip: It is recommended to allow students to preview the rubric before submitting their assignment.
10.9. Click on Save rubric and make it ready.
11. The Advanced grading page now displays showing the complete, ready-to-use rubric.
The rubric has now been created and is ready for use with this one Assignment.
12. Student view of the Assignment with the rubric showing below.
You have now learned how to create a grid-style rubric for an Assignment activity in your course in TITANium.