How to set up the Rubric
Set up your Assignment following the standard pattern. Instructions for setting up an Assignment can be found in the ANU Online Wattle User Guide on 'Assignment'.
When creating the assignment in the section titled Grading Method select Rubric from the drop down menu.
After selecting Rubric, go down to the bottom of the screen and click on Save and Display.
You will be brought to the Advanced grading: Assignment Rubric (submissions) page. Here you can either:
- Define new grading form from scratch
- Create new grading form from a template.
Click on the type of Rubric which you wish to use.
When the Define rubric page opens, give the Rubric a Name and a Description. Beneath the Description box, you can begin adding individual criterion to your rubric.
Click on the boxes as prompted to edit the criterion or the level of proficiency or alter the points allocated to each of the criterion levels. As seen in the image, you can now include negative points to store penalties (such as for late submissions).
Click Add level to add more levels to the assessment criteria. Select Add criterion to include more criteria for marking.
Under the table you will also notice various Rubric options which you can leave ticked (default option) or untick those options which you do not wish to use.
Note: If you tick Calculate grade based on the rubric having a minimum score of 0, the minimum achievable grade for the rubric will be greater than 0. If unticked, the minimum possible score for the rubric will be mapped to the minimum grade available for the activity (which is 0 unless a scale is used).
When you have completed building your Rubric you can either Save as draft, or Save rubric and make it ready.
Grading using your Wattle Rubric
To mark your assignment, go to the grade page and click on the Assignment.
At the base of the page click on View/grade all submissions.
You then click on the Grade pencil icon beside the name of the student whose work you wish to mark.
This will then open the marking rubric which you have created, onto which you click the box in the corresponding criteria for the mark which you wish to award.
There is also space where comments can be added.
When you have completed grading the assignment, and saved it, the result will then appear on the student's page.