Learn@Illinois Moodle - Rubrics vs. Grading Guides

In the Assignment activity, you can choose to grade using Simple Direct Grading (_/100), a Grading Guide, or a Rubric. Learn the differences between Rubrics and Grading Guides.

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Rubrics

Example Rubric Content


Good (100%)Fair (85%)Needs Improvement (70%)Incomplete (0%)
Initial Post: Content (25%) Fully addresses the question posed in a way that demonstrates full understanding of readings. Addresses the question posed in a way that demonstrates partial understanding of readings OR only partially addresses question posed. Addresses the question posed in a way that demonstrates little understanding of readings OR only barely addresses question posed. Did not complete
Initial Post: Format (25%) Met (or barely exceeded) word count, formatting rules, and number of references. Almost met (or notably exceeded) word count, formatting rules, and number of references. Did not come close to meeting (or grossly exceeded) word count, formatting rules, and number of references. Did not complete
Reply 1 (25%) Responded fully to the initial post in a manner that demonstrated critical thinking and prompted further discussion Responded fully to the initial post in a manner that demonstrated critical thinking or prompted further discussion Responded only partially to initial post in a manner that did not demonstrate critical thinking or prompt further discussion Did not complete
Reply 2 (25%) Responded fully to the initial post in a manner that demonstrated critical thinking and prompted further discussion Responded fully to the initial post in a manner that demonstrated critical thinking or prompted further discussion Responded only partially to initial post in a manner that did not demonstrate critical thinking or prompt further discussion Did not complete

Basic Features

  • You must select one option for each section when you grade

Pros of Rubrics

Cons of Rubrics

Grading Guides

Basic Feature

  • You enter scores with the keyboard while referencing the guidelines you have set up

Example Grading Guide Content

CriterionPercentage of Total Score
Initial Post (Content): Did the student fully address the question posed in a way that demonstrates full understanding of readings? 25%
Initial Post (Format): Did the student meet (or barely exceed) word count, formatting rules, and number of references? 25%
Reply 1: Did the student respond fully to the initial post in a manner that demonstrated critical thinking and prompted further discussion? 25%
Reply 2: Did the student respond fully to the initial post in a manner that demonstrated critical thinking and prompted further discussion? 25%

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