Marking guides (or rubrics, checklists, feedback forms) address the assessment criteria and standards of performance. The topic coordinator may provide a marking guide in the Assignment activity.
If the marking guide is in Word or PDF format, it is recommended that you upload it as a feedback template (FLO terminology) in the Assignment activity for marking offline. Alternatively, you can set up a marking guide, rubric
or checklist for marking online (within FLO) in the Assignment activity.
Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation.
Links to assignment-related resources are provided below. Browse all tip sheets and good practice guides
Set up the assignment for offline marking using a feedback template
Uploading a feedback template (usually a Word document) will allow you (later, during the marking process) to download a zip folder containing a copy of the marking guide for each student with the correct naming convention to be uploaded
back into the assignment. FLO refers to these as feedback files. You will then be able to complete the feedback file (marking guide/rubric etc) for each student, zip up all feedback files and
return to FLO in a one-step process.
On the settings page, look for the Feedback template option (under Feedback types)
Click Add to upload a file, and select the file on your computer. Alternatively, you can drag the file from your computer onto the file upload box
Click Save and display
Set up the assignment for online marking using a feedback template
First, you need to decide which advanced grading method best suits your needs – a marking
guide, rubric or checklist(see examples below). You can experiment with all of them, but once you have set up one type you will lose the settings you created if you switch to another
type (ie you will have to build the new one from scratch).
Set up – all options (marking guide / rubric / checklist)
In the Grade settings, choose Checklist, Marking guide or Rubric option from the Grading method menu
Click Save and display
On the Advanced grading page, select Define a new grading form from scratch
Marking guide example
A marking guide allows for a comment and score against each criterion. The score is determined based on marker discretion, out of a maximum score for each criterion. You can also set up frequently used comments.
Build a marking guide
A rubric allows for a number of performance standards, a score and a comment for each criterion. The score is prescribed based on the performance standard reached. Build a rubric
A checklist allows for a series of items (ie criterion) and point values for each. The maximum value of the checklist is equal to the sum of all items. Students are awarded either all or no points for each item. Build a checklist