Administrator Training

Rubric Library

A rubric scorecard is a scoring tool that defines the criteria for assessing various dimensions of a written assignment. Rubrics allow instructors and evaluators to offer consistent feedback to students. Rubrics also allow students to understand why they received their score and offers guidance on how and where they can improve.

An administrator can create rubrics for instructors to use from the rubric library. In Turnitin, there are four rubric types:

  • Standard rubric - allows you to enter scale values and criteria percentages. The maximum value for the Standard rubric will be the same as the highest scale value entered.
  • Custom rubric - allows you to enter any value directly into the rubric cells. The maximum value for the Custom rubric will be the sum of the highest value entered in each of the criteria rows.
  • Qualitative rubric - allows you to create a rubric that has no numeric scoring.
  • Grading form - allows you to create a rubric that has a list of criteria that contains free response text fields and the ability to score each criterion.

Create a Standard Rubric

  1. Click on the account name from the administrator homepage.
  2. Click on the Rubric Library tab.
  3. Click on the rubric list icon.
  4. Select Create New Rubric from the drop down menu.
  5. Enter the rubric name in the top left of the Rubric Manager.
  6. To edit the name, description, or percentage value for a criterion, click directly on the title, description or percentage value to open the text box field. Enter the new title, description or value and press enter to finish editing the field.
  7. To add extra rows of criteria click on the "+" icon to the right of the Criteria header.
  8. To enter the description for each cell, click on the cell, enter the description and then click outside of the cell’s text field to finish editing the description.
  9. To enter the scale title or value, click on the scale title or scale value and enter the title or value. Click elsewhere on the screen to finish editing.
  10. To add extra scale columns click on the "+" icon to the right of the Scale header.
  11. Once the rubric is completed, click on Save at the bottom right of the Rubric Manager.

Create a Custom Rubric

  1. Click on the account name from the administrator homepage.
  2. Click on the Rubric Library tab.
  3. Click on the rubric list icon.
  4. Select Create New Rubric from the drop down menu.
  5. Click on the rubric type icon for the custom rubric at the bottom of the rubric manager. Then click on the switch to custom rubric button in the pop-up window.
  6. To enter the title and description for each criterion, click on the appropriate field and enter the new title or description within the text field that appears. Click elsewhere on the screen to finish editing the criterion title or description.
  7. To add extra rows of criteria click on the "+" icon to the right of the Criteria header
  8. To edit scale titles click on the Scale title and enter new title. Click elsewhere on the screen to finish editing the scale title.
  9. To add extra scale columns click on the "+" icon to the right of the Scale header.
  10. To edit the cell descriptions click on the description field. Enter the description and then click elsewhere on the paper.
  11. Enter the cell value for each cell, by clicking on the 0.00 portion of each cell. In a custom rubric cell values are chosen by the instructor.
  12. Once the rubric is completed, click on Save at the bottom right of the Rubric Manager.

Create a Qualitative Rubric

  1. Click on the account name from the administrator homepage.
  2. Click on the Rubric Library tab.
  3. Click on the rubric list icon.
  4. Select Create New Rubric from the drop down menu.
  5. Click on the rubric type icon for the qualitative rubric at the bottom of the rubric manager. Then click on the switch to custom rubric button in the pop-up window.
  6. Edit the criteria title and description, the scale title, and each cell description by clicking on either the title or description field.
  7. When all the criterion, scales, and cells have been edited click on Save to save the rubric.

Create a Grading Form

  1. Click on the Rubric icon below the GradeMark sidebar
  2. Click on the Rubric Manager icon
  3. Click on the Rubric list icon
  4. Select Create new grading form from the drop down menu
  5. Name the grading form
  6. Edit the criteria titles and descriptions.
    Add additional criteria by clicking the “+” icon
  7. Select whether to enable scoring at the bottom left of the screen
  8. When all the criterion titles and descriptions have been edited click on "Save" to save the rubric

 

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