How to Add a Rubric to a Moodle (iLearn) Assignment

This only applies to an assignment that has already been created. If you’d like to create an assignment from scratch, click here.

From the assignment Edit settings screen, select the Grade settings.

In order to grade the assignment with a rubric, you must change the Grading method to rubric.

Click Save and display.

Select one of the following options:

Option 1: Define a new grading form from scratch. This enables you to create a new rubric or transcribe one from another source.

Option 2: Create new grading form from a template.  This allows you to adopt a rubric from a growing selection of ready-made rubrics from popular sources, such as those for 6+1 Writing Traits, Argumentative Writing, and Close and Critical Reading. Once you choose a ready-made rubric, you can edit it to suit your particular assignment if you wish.

If you choose Option 1, you will need to

  1. Give your rubric a name.  This will allow you to find it should you wish to use it for another assignment later.
  2. Create your rubric by setting the first criterion and the descriptors.  You can edit the point totals as you wish and
  3. add more levels of descriptors if necessary.
  4. Click Add criterion to add the next criterion.

  1. Click Save rubric and make it ready to allow you to grade assignments using the rubric.

If you choose Option 2, you will need to search for or select the rubric you would like to use.

Once you have found the rubric you would like to use or edit, click Use this template below the rubric of your choice.

Click Continue.

You may then edit the adopted rubric by clicking Edit the current form definition or you may delete the selected rubric and choose or create another.