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This refers to Moodle 3.11 from August 2022 onwards

NOTE: Do not edit, change, detach, disconnect, attach or re-connect a rubric once marking has started. This risks loss of rubric comments.

How to: Add a previously created Turnitin rubric assessment

Once a rubric has been created by you or a colleague you'll need to attach it to an assignment via any of the submissions. This then applies to all other submissions in that dropbox. There is one rubric per assignment. Attempting to add another rubric to an Assignment Dropbox will delete the previous rubric and any feedback or marks created using it, so once a rubric is attached it should be used through marking.

 You can add the rubric when setting up the dropbox or before marking.

Editing or viewing an existing Turnitin rubric or creating a new one

  1. In your Moodle module, click on the Turn editing on button (top right).  Turn editing on icon
  2. Go into the Turnitin assignment
  3. Go into the Submissions inbox and click on the 'Blue boxes' icon on the top right on the submission inbox this will lead you to the 'Rubric Manager'.Rubric manager icon

Submissions inbox in Turnitin

4. In the rubric screen, click on the 'Menu' button with three lines in the top left-hand corner to view available rubrics and rubric options. 

Rubric menu icon

5. In the drop-down list provided, look at the list of available rubrics at the bottom. Click on the rubric you would like to use.

Selecting a rubric from the dropdown

Alternatively, you can access it when the assignment is set up (or afterwards) - in the Settings of the Turnitin assignment, under GradeMark Options, click on Launch Rubric Manager.

GradeMark options in Turnitin

A default rubric may show up - but it is not yet attached. 

Note: When you have finished, remember to click on the 'Turn editing off' button on your Moodle page

Adding an existing rubric to an assessment

Method 1 - before submissions start

  1. Go to your Moodle page and click on the 'Turn editing on' button.
  2. Find your Turnitin assignment, click on Edit and select 'Edit settings'
  3. On the Settings page, scroll down and expand the section "GradeMark options" 

GradeMark options in Turnitin assignment settings in Moodle

4. Drop down the menu and accept the statement in the window that appears.

5. Select a rubric from the drop down menu

Rubrics available in dropdown menu

6. When you have finished, click on the 'Turn editing off' button on your main Moodle page

If you add a rubric at this stage, students will be able to see it BEFORE they submit.

When students start submitting and you go in to mark in Feedback Studio, you will see the rubric ready for you to use.

Method 2 - after submissions start coming in

  1. Go to the Submission inbox in Turnitin and click on the 'Blue pen' icon in the "Grade" column.

Grade column with blue pen icon in Turnitin

2. This will lead you to the Feedback Studio. On the right corner of your screen, click on the Rubric icon. 

Menu in Feedback studio with Rubric icon highlighted

3. In the opened rubric, click on the 'Cogwheel' icon in the top right corner. It will open one of the rubrics previously created.

Rubric information

4. Drop down the 'Menu' on the top left and select the rubric you wish to attach to your assignment .

Selecting a rubric

4. Click 'Save' if you have made any changes.

5. Click on the 'Off' button next to "Attach to Assignment" at the bottom left corner of the window this will then turn to 'On'.

Attach to assignment - Off

Attach to assignment - On

To share the rubric

  1. In the opened rubric (opened using any of the methods above), click on the 'Cogwheel' icon in the top right corner. It will open your rubric.
  2. Drop down the 'Menu' on the top left and select Download

Download rubric option in Rubric menu

3. Save the file to your computer

Downloaded rubric file

You can send this file by email or any other method.

To import a rubric

  1. In the rubric window, click Upload Rubric/grading form from the 'Menu' in the top right

2. Drag and drop in the file containing the rubric

Dragging and dropping a rubric to upload

3. When uploaded successfully, close and use the rubric.

Note: You can also export and import rubrics from the rubric manager menu

Launching rubric manager from submissions page in Turnitin

Import and export option in Rubric Manager window

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