How do I create a rubric in Turnitin?


Note: Please see the  How do I set up electronic submission using Turnitin? for the initial steps on creating an assignment.

1. In the content area which contains your assignment, select View Assignment

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2.  In the Tools column select Launch Turnitin Rubric Manager

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3. Use the grid at the top-left to Create a New Rubric

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4. Create a specific title for the new rubric. This will be important later.

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5. All fields in the rubric are editable when double clicked. Use the plus signs to add criteria or scales. 

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Some points to note:

  • You can remove a criterion or scale hover over the item until you see a Trash Canturnitin rubric trash can


  • You can also choose whether a rubric has a grade, percentage (or neither) associated with it by clicking on the relevant symbol at the bottom of the screen

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6. Click Save when you are done


7. Once one student has submitted an assignment, you can attach the rubric to the assignment – use the Pencil icon to begin grading

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8. Ensure you are in Grademark mode (top left) and then select the rubric icon (looks like a grid)on the bottom-right of the screen:

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9. Attach your rubric to the assignment by clicking on the chain/link icon and then close the rubric manager

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10. The criteria will now be displayed on the right of the assignment. Select each scale which applies and then select Apply rubric percentage to grade

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11. When you exit the assignment – the rubric grade will now be displayed in the GradeMark column of the student’s submission row.

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– Video on OVPTL you Tube Channel: Grading Turnitin Assignments Using Rubrics

– Video on OVPTL you Tube Channel: Grading Assignments Via Rubrics – What the Student Sees

– Resources: Turnitin Instructor Manual



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