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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.

Sample grid rubric for a writing course.

sample grid rubric for a writing course

1. Enter your course in TITANium.

course main page

2. Scroll down to where your Assignment activity is located.

Week 3 topic section
paper #1 (with grading rubric) is selected.

4. Click on Advanced grading within Assignment administration.

Advanced grading link is selected.

5. 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.

Rubric is selected.

6. 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.

Define new grading form from scratch is selected.

7. Type a name for the rubric.

Name field is selected.

8. Type a Description if desired.

Description field is selected.

9. Begin creating the rubric.

Blank rubric

9.1. 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.

First criterion cell is selected.

9.2. Past text into the remaining cells.

Cells with pasted text.

9.3. 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, especially if the maxium grade for the Assignment is not the same as the maximum grade for the rubric. The minimum grade for the Assignment should equal the value of this first points column. For more information, see Moodle.org.

It is recommended to have the minimum and maximum points on the rubric equal the minimum and maximum points for the Assignment activity.

Points field is selected.

9.4. Type points for the remaining columns.

Point in remaining columns

9.5. Click on Add level to add an additional column.

Add level button is selected.

9.6. Click on Add criterion to create the next row.

Add criterion button is selected.

9.7. Note that the points from the first row carried over to the new row.

Point carried over to new row.

10. When finished with the rubric, decide on the viewing options for students and graders.

If unsure, simply leave them at the default setting of being all selected.

Rubric options

11. Click on Save.

Save button is selected.

12. 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.

Advanced grading page

13. Student view of the Assignment with the rubric showing below.

Student view of the Assignment

Article Summary

You have now learned how to create a grid-style rubric for an Assignment activity in your course in TITANium.