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How to create a rubric

Turnitin rubrics are different from rubrics in your unit outline or even rubrics attached to LEO assignments or provided as feedback files.

In order to attach a rubric to your Turnitin assignment you must use the Turnitin rubric

NOTE:: It's not possible to attach a Word or Excel rubric to a Turnitin assignment as a feedback file.

To start go to your LEO unit where you have a Turnitin assignment

Option 1: Via Launch Rubric Manager in Turnitin assignment settings

1. Turn editing on and click 'edit' next to the Turnitin assignment to access the Turnitin assignment settings

2. Scroll to GradeMark options and click on 'Launch Rubric Manager'

3. Click on the bullet points and select 'create rubric'. This is the best option if you have not used rubrics before and wish to create a rubric from scratch.

Create rubric

NOTE: If you have used a rubric before, these will appear alphabetically under the rubric drop down menu. If you wish to reuse an existing rubric in your rubric manager library, choose 'duplicate this rubric'.

4. Once the option to 'create a new rubric' is chosen the rubric will appear as a table with criteria on the left and scales across the top of the table. Criteria is entered as row headings (criterion 1, criterion 2, etc.) and the scales as column headings (Scale 1, Scale 2, Scale 3).

5. Enter then name for rubric in the highlighted field above the table.

NOTE: there is a 'Save' button at the bottom of the table on the right side, Use this periodically as you create the rubric to ensure changes are saved.

7. To close the rubric click on the 'close' option (make sure you've saved your rubric and any changes).

6.Determine what type of rubric you wish to create. For example a standards rubric will be chosen by default, if you wish to create a rubric using one of the other options (custom or qualitative) click on the preferred rubric type at the bottom of the page.

Turnitin rubric type

Option 2: Via Rubric icon in Turnitin Assignment submission inbox

1. Click on the rubric icon located in the Turnitin submission inbox

Submission_inbox_rubric

2. Click on the rubric dropdown menu and choose 'create a rubric'

NOTE: this view allows you to create, duplicate, export or import rubric but it does not allow you to attach it to your Turnitin assignment. You can only do this via the Turnitin assignment settings or via the document viewer after students have submitted an assignment.

Determine the scale to be used for your rubric e.g. HD, DI, CR, PA, NN and enter the grade range for each scale

NOTE Scales only accept letters and a whole number, it is not possible to add a grade range. The scale values help provide weight to the criteria percentages.

Standard scale cell

1. Click on Scale 1 and type in the scale or standard you wish to use for the assessment task. By default there are 3 scales in a rubric. To add additional columns click on the + plus sign to add remaining scales.

Add additional cells to criteria and scales

NOTE: if repeating scales to create a grade range e.g. more than 5, staff will need to scroll to see all options when marking

2. Enter your criteria headings (limit 13 characters) and descriptions (these should be linked to learning outcomes) e.g. these could be Criterion 1, 2, 3 or a single title linked to the criterion e.g. analysis, research, critical thinking

3. Click in the cell directly under each scale level and add descriptive information

Standard rubric description

Determine the scale to be used for your rubric e.g. HD, DI, CR, PA, NN.

NOTE: Scales in a Custom rubric have limited characters and generally in a custom rubric scale includes letter rather than a numerical scale.

1. Click on Scale 1 and type in the scale or standard you wish to use for the assessment task. By default there are 3 scales in a rubric. To add additional columns click on the + plus sign to add remaining scales.

2. Enter your criteria headings (limit 13 characters) and descriptions (these should be linked to learning outcomes) e.g. these could be Criterion 1, 2, 3 or a single title linked to the criterion e.g. analysis, research, critical thinking

3. Click in the cell directly under each scale level and add descriptive information.

Custom rubric score NOTE: in a custom rubric each individual cell under each scale level is given a unique score.

4. Click in the cell directly under the scale level to add descriptive information.

Custom cell descriptive information

NOTE: Qualitative rubrics do not include scores in either the scales or criteria therefore it is possible to add both the letter and a grade range to a scale or standard.

Qualitative scale cell

1. Click on Scale 1 and type in the scale or standard you wish to use for the assessment task. By default there are 3 scales in a rubric. To add additional columns click on the + plus sign to add remaining scales.

NOTE: Scales in a qualitative rubric can include text and a numerical grade range as this type of rubric does not calculate scores.

2. Enter your criteria headings (limit 13 characters) and descriptions (these should be linked to learning outcomes) e.g. these could be Criterion 1, 2, 3 or a single title linked to the criterion e.g. analysis, research, critical thinking

3. Click in the cell directly under each scale level and add descriptive information.

Qualitative rubric cell