Digi know: Creating marking criteria (rubrics) in Turnitin

Rubrics and marking grids in Turnitin can be used for evaluating student work based on a set criteria, enabling consistent marking across teams.

Benefits of using rubrics includes:

  • Help students understand what is required for an assignment, see why they’ve received a particular grade and understand what would be required to reach a high grade bracket
  • As well as being reusable across various assignments, they can be quickly customised for different assignments
  • They can be shared with colleagues

The two main types of rubrics used are:

Qualitative Rubric: Allows you to create a rubric that has no numeric scoring; this rubric allows you to provide standard feedback. Grade boundaries are added across the top (scale), and criteria such as Introduction, Critical Evaluation, References are added down the left hand side (criterion), and description of what is needed to achieve a grade boundary for each criteria is added to the cells.

When marking, you then highlight the relevant cell/description for each criteria to help guide the overall final grade.

Rubrics in Turnitin

Example of a Qualitative rubric in Turnitin

Grading Form: Allows you to create a set of pre-defined criteria, and then when marking you can add your own feedback under each heading.

Turnitin Grading Form

Example of a grading form in Turnitin

For more information of Turnitin rubrics and grading forms see:

or contact tel@derby.ac.uk to discuss your own rubric needs.

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