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Moodle Guide

The development of this guide is ongoing; we will continue adding Moodle LMS Tips, Guides, and Instructions. On the left-hand sidebar, you will find a list of Moodle LMS features or options. To learn more about that option or feature, click on the link.


At first, a rubric might seem more difficult to construct than a marking guide. However, it will give your students more feedback than a marking guide. Once you are ready to add your rubric to an activity, use the following steps:

Step 1:

Under Grade options, select Rubric from the Grading Method dropdown menu.

Step 2

Select Save and Display at the bottom of the settings window. This is the Advanced Grading page.

Note. Notice the Advanced grading link on the assignment menu. When you are inside an assignment, you can use this link to go directly to the Advanced Grading options rather than from the Assignment Settings.

Advanced Grading window

Step 3

From here, you will choose to either define new grading from scratch or to create new grading form from a template.

Define the new grading form from scratch.
Step 3A

Once you name and describe the rubric, you will be asked to develop the criterion and performance levels.

adding criteria to a rubric

Step 3B

Scroll below the rubric to review the rubric options. When using a rubric, it is a common best practice to allow students to preview the rubric before the assignment and to display the points for each level.

Review the rubric's options

Create a new grading form from a template
Step 3A

The rubrics you created in past courses on the server are presented here. Additionally, you will find rubrics that have been saved by your curriculum groups.

Include you own Forms when searching

Step 3B

Scroll down until you locate your saved rubric.

Note. If you know the name of the Marking Guide You can search the webpage (CRTL>F) for the title.

Click Use this emplate.

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