Assessment & Marking

How to create and attach a rubric or grading form in Turnitin

This video shows step-by-step instructions on how to create and attach a rubric or grading form to a Turnitin assignment. There are four grading tools to choose from depending on the assignment type:

  • Standard rubric – used for numerical scoring. This type of rubric allows you to enter scale values and criteria percentages. The criteria percentages combined must equal 100% as each criterion represents a percentage of the student’s overall grade. The maximum grade value for this type of rubric will be the same as the highest scale value entered.
  • Qualitative rubric – used for providing feedback without the use of numerical scoring. The scale and criteria used for this type of rubric are more descriptive than measurable.
  • Custom rubric – can be modified to suit your grading needs. Descriptive scales and criteria can be entered while each rubric cell can be allocated its own point value as well as written feedback.
  • Grading form – used for providing feedback with or without the use of numerical scoring or scaled criteria. The criteria used is more descriptive than measurable and each criterion is standard as opposed to having scaled levels, as in rubrics. Numerical scoring can be added for each individual criterion, and these will be added together to create an overall grade.

Video Contents

  • Accessing the Rubric Manager from the Turnitin Assignment Inbox: 00:00:00 > 00:00:54
  • Importing an existing rubric: 00:00:55 > 00:02:03
  • Create a Standard Rubric: 00:02:19 > 00:03:23
  • Create a Qualitative Rubric: 00:03:24 > 00:03:44
  • Create a Custom Rubric: 00:03:45 > 00:04:00
  • Create a Grading Form: 00:04:01 > 00:05:09
  • Saving an attaching your rubric or grading form: 00:05:10 > 00:05:37

Quick Steps

  • From the Assignment inbox, click on the Settings icon and then on Optional Settings
  • Under Submission Settings, select the Attach a Rubric option
  • Click the blue Launch Rubric Manager button to open the rubric manager in a pop out window
  • From here click the menu icon in the top left-hand corner and choose either Create New Rubric or Create New Grading Form
  • Standard:
    • Ensure the % icon is selected to access the standard rubric template
    • Give the rubric a name and edit the name, description, or percentage value of a criterion or scale by clicking directly onto the relevant field and begin typing
    • Add extra Criteria (rows) and  Scales (columns) of the rubric by clicking on the + icons 
    • Delete criteria or scales using the trash icons that appear when you hover your mouse over the titles
    • Click Save when done
  • Qualitative:
    • Ensure the Zero (0) icon is selected
    • Give the rubric a name
    • Define your Criteria and Scale titles
    • Add descriptions by clicking directly into each box
    • Click Save when finished.
  • Custom:
    • Ensure the Pen and paper icon is selected
    • Give the rubric a name
    • Define your criteria and scale titles
    • A point value and feedback can be added to each individual rubric cell by clicking in the cell 
    • Click Save when finished.
  • Grading form:
    • Within the rubric manager click Create new grading form
    • Give the grading form a name
    • Edit the name or description of each criterion
    • Add extra rows of criteria by either clicking on the + icon in the header or by clicking the large + icon at the bottom of the page
    • Delete a criterion by selecting the trash can icon that appears to the right of each criterion
    • Select whether to Enable scoring at the bottom of the screen (this will only be visible from Turnitin Feedback Studio during the grading of the student’s paper)
    • Click the Save button at the bottom right-hand corner
  • Close the rubric manager window and return to the assignment setting page
  • Your newly created rubric or grading form will now appear in the dropdown list within the Turnitin assignment settings
  • Scroll down and click Submit to attach the rubric or grading form to your assignment

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