Assignment – set up a feedback template for offline or online marking

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This entry relates to the Assignment activity.

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.

View support resources for assessment and rubrics (Centre for University Teaching)


Set up the assignment for offline marking

Uploading a feedback template 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.

  1. Create an assignment (Turn editing on > Add an activity or resource > Assignment)

  2. On the settings page, look for the Feedback template option (under Feedback types)

  3. 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

    assignment - feedback template dropbox

  4. Click Save and display

Set up the assignment for online marking using a feedback template

First you need to decide whether a marking guide, rubric or checklist best suits your needs. You can experiment with all of them, but once you have set up one if you switch to another type you will lose the settings you created (ie you will have to build the new one 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.

demonstration

Rubric example:

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.

rubric example

Checklist example:

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.

Checklist example


Set up – all options

  1. Create an assignment

  2. In the Grade section choose from the Grading method drop-down box

  3. Select the ChecklistMarking guide or Rubric option from the Grading method menu
    select an option

  4. Click Save and display

  5. Select Define a new grading form from scratch
    define new grading form

Marking guide set up

  1. Follow steps 1-5 (Set up – all options, above)

  2. Give your marking guide a name (required) and description (optional)
    name and description
  3. Add a name for the criterion type in the Click to edit criterion name
    marking guide - click to edit criterion name

  4. Add a description for the students, type in the Click to edit area. You can also add a description for the markers (if required), type in the Click to edit area
    marking guide - click to edit description

  5. Allocate a mark for this criterion, type the mark into the click to edit area
    maximum mark

  6. Click Add criterion to add extra criterion
    add criterion

  7. Move your criterion up and down using the arrows
    up and down arrows
  8. Add frequently used comments – type in the Click to edit area
    frequently used comments

  9. Click +Add frequently used comments to add more comments

  10. Select options for your marking guide
    marking guide options
  11. Click Save marking guide and make it ready

  12. To edit your marking guide (any time prior to opening the assignment for submissions), click Advanced grading in the Administration tab (only visible if you are in the assignment activity)
    advanced grading


Rubric set up

  1. Follow Follow steps 1-5 (Set up – all options, above)

  2. Give your rubric a name (required) and description (optional)
    name and description

  3. Add criterion in the Click to edit criterion name area
    edit criterion

  4. Add performance standards in the click to edit level area
    click to edit level
  5. Add more performance standards – click Add level
    add level

  6. Add marks per performance standard – click the points link and allocate points
    points
  7. Click Add criterion to add extra criterion
    add criterion

  8. Move your criterion up and down using the arrows
    up and down arrows

  9. Select your Rubric options
    rubric options
  10. Click Save rubric and make it ready

  11. If you wish to edit your rubric, click Advanced grading in the Administration tab (only visible if you are in the assignment activity)
    advanced grading

 16.  Students can view the marking rubric in the 'submission status' screen for the assignment.

grading criteria area


Checklist set up

  1. Follow steps 1-5 (Set up – all options, above)

  2. Give your checklist a name (required) and description (optional)
    name and description

  3.  Add a name for your group in the Click to edit group area
    Click to edit group

  4. Add a description for your item in the Click to edit item area
    click to edit item

  5. To add more items click the +Add item button
    add item

  6. To add more groups click the +Add group button
    add group

  7. Select options for your Checklist
    checklist options

  8. Click Save checklist and make it ready

  9. If you wish to edit your checklist click Advanced Grading in the Administration tab (only visible if you are in the assignment)
    advanced grading

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