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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.

This guide has been updated for TITANium 2019-2020.

Sample grid rubric for a writing course.

sample grid rubric

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 the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected

5. Select Advanced grading.

Advanced grading link is selected.

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.

Rubric is selected.

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.

Define new grading form from scratch is selected.

8. Type a name for the rubric.

Name field is selected.

9. Type a Description if desired.

Description field is selected.

10. Begin creating the rubric.

Blank 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.

First criterion cell is selected.

10.2. Past text into the remaining cells.

Cells with pasted text.

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.

Points field is selected.

10.4. Type points for the remaining columns.

Point in remaining columns

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

Add level button is selected.

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.

Add criterion button is selected.

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

Point carried over to 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.

Rubric options

10.9. Click on Save rubric and make it ready.

Save button is selected.

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.

Advanced grading page

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

Student view

Article Summary

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