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How do I grade with iRubric in Assignments?

Assignments that have been added to the Gradebook should be graded directly in Assignments instead of using the iRubric tool.  This will ensure grades are updated in both tools (Gradebook and Assignments).  

The process involves three steps: 1) creating the assignment and adding it to the Gradebook; 2) attaching a rubric in iRubric; and 3) grading the assignment in Assignments.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Create assignment.

See the Grading section of How do I add an assignment? to create an assignment in the Assignments tool and add to Gradebook.  

Add the rubric to the assignment.

Access iRubric tool.

Select the iRubric tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

You can create your own rubrics (Build an iRubric) or import rubrics from a public gallery of rubrics (iRubric Gallery) and modify them to suit your purposes.  Any rubrics you have developed will be stored in My Rubrics.  See iRubric Help for more information on creating rubrics.

Attach rubric to assignment/gradebook item.

Select the Grades tab.

When first visiting iRubric, you are placed on the Grades tab.  If you have navigated to one of the other available tabs in the tool, click Grades to attach a rubric.

Select close.

Once the attached rubric has been saved to the assignment/gradebook item, click close to close the iRubric web page.

Select save.

After selecting the rubric, you are returned to the main iRubric web page.  Click save to save your selection.

Select the rubric.

From the available list, choose the rubric you want by clicking the select button beside the rubric of choice.

Select a rubric.

On the rCampus web site, use the select a rubric button to attach a rubric to the assignment/gradebook item.

Click the Select Rubric icon.

Click the Select iRubric icon (paperclip) beside the item you want to grade using a rubric.  

After selecting the icon, you are taken to the rCampus web site to attach the rubric you want to use in grading.  

Grade assignment.

Go to Assignments.

Select the Assignments tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select the assignment to grade.

Click the Grade link under the title of the assignment you would like to grade using a rubric.

Select a student to grade.

You will see a list of all the students in the class. Click on the student's name to grade their submission.  In this example, we will be selecting Student, One (mai4n-stu1).

View student submission.

The student submission will be display as follows:   

  1. The student's name, username, submission date, and graded status.
  2. Next, under Assignment Submission, the student's inline submission text (if applicable) is shown.  
  3. Under Submitted Attachments, any attached files will appear.  The filename as well as the the file size and submission date are also shown.  
Grade using rubric.

Click the Grade with iRubric icon (checkerboard) to begin grading the student's assignment with the attached rubric.  

Verify Gradebook update.

Visit the Gradebook to verify that the grade has been updated. Note that grades will not be updated in the Gradebook until they have been released to students in Assignments.

Go to the next submission.

If you have more submissions to grade and would like to go directly to the next submission in the list, click the Navigate between students with submissions only and then the Next button at the bottom of the page.  Any changes made on the grading screen will be saved but NOT released to the student.

Save grade.

If you are finished grading and would like to release the information to the student, click the Save and Release to Student button.

Alternatively, if you would like to save the grade but wait and release it to the student at a later date, you may select the Save and Don't Release to Student button.

Grade information will not update in Gradebook until the assignment's grade has been released to students.  

Tip: Some faculty prefer to release all of the grades at one time when they have finished entering grades for the whole class.  Use the Release Grades link on the assignment's Grade page to release grades at one time.

View Grade.

Grade field will display the grade calculated by the rubric.

Refresh grade.

Click the Grading . . . Click here to refresh grade to update the Grade field.

Saved calculated score.

iRubric will inform you that the rubric has been scored and save.  You will also see the total score and percentage of possible points.  Click close to close this window and return to the student's assignment grade page.

Save scores and feedback.

Click save score (found in the top right corner or bottom middle of the page) when you are done grading.

Enter grades and feedback.

After selecting the Grade with iRubric icon (checkerboard), a new window opens to display the criterion grading matrix for the attached rubric. Within the matrix, click in the appropriate cell to select the grade for each criterion.

(Optional) Comments can be added in the Quick feedback box in the last column of the rubric.