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How do I grade an assignment using a rubric?

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Select Assignments.

Select Assignments.

Select Assignments from the site Tool Menu.

Select Grade.

Select the Grade link beneath the assignment title

Select the Grade link beneath the assignment to be graded.

Select the student name for the submission to be graded.

Select the student name or rubric icon.

Tip: Alternatively, select the rubric icon in the same row as the student's name to open the grading rubric for that student. However, opening the rubric from here will bypass the view of the student submission, so it is best used to review or verify a previously scored rubric.

Select the rubric.

Select the rubric

Select the rubric icon to display the rubric.

The rubric will open in a pop-up window.

Rubric displays

The rubric will display in a dialog window.

Select the appropriate rating level for each criterion.

select rating levels for each criterion

The points will be added up automatically based on your rating selections. The total points earned will appear in the Grade field next to the rubric icon.

Adjust points. (Optional)

adjust points

In individual score adjustment was applied in the assignment's settings, the rating points can be modified if desired. The modification is denoted by the original criteria score struck through. In the example above, the student was awarded 24 points, but the instructor chose to adjust their score for the criterion from 44 to 46. The  student's overall score changes to 44.

Optional: Select the Comment icon [Leave a comment for the student about this criterion] if you would like to include additional feedback.

add comments

To comment on a specific criterion:

  1. Select the comment bubble icon for that criterion.
  2. Enter your comment into the text field provided.
  3. Select Done.

Select Done.

select done

Select Done to return to the grading interface.

Note: The Comments icon changes color when comments are saved.

Select Save.

select Save

Select Save. Alternatively, select Save and Release to Student to return scores and feedback to the student immediately.

Note: An assignment that has been scored on a rubric changes the rubric icon color once the score is saved.

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