Rubrics in Moodle: What Is Your Experience? (Image Post)

5382307261_1649853dbe_zThis week I will be spending a lot of time reviewing rubrics and aligning rubrics with course learning outcomes. The use of rubrics in online learning provides the learner with a clear picture of the instructor and assignment expectations. Rubrics can be used to assess various assignment types in Moodle, primarily written assignments. Currently, you cannot use the Moodle rubric tool on forums. This would be a nice feature in grading forums in Moodle, so hopefully that will be made available in the future. Have you used rubrics in Moodle? What has been your experience? How do you create rubrics that can apply across content areas? What are some challenges and successes that you have in using rubrics for grading student learning?

Image Source: “Rubric Highway” by Jen Hegna, CC BY-NA-SA 2.0


2 thoughts on “Rubrics in Moodle: What Is Your Experience? (Image Post)

  1. Hi Hanna:
    We are a big Moodle school and it is one of our common agreements that all classes have a Moodle page to at the minimum post homework and announcements about class. I’ve never used the rubric tool in Moodle before. I usually just upload my rubric as a resource. I’m not a big fan of having assignments submitted in Moodle. I find it takes way too many clicks to get anything done in Moodle in its current form and getting and grading assignments is really bad.
    Yesterday the Tech director and I were talking about whether Moodle is becoming obsolete. We also use blogs, teacher dashboard, we received a beta key to google classroom and have GAFE. Now Moodle does a lot more than any one of these resources but I’m not sure it does it well enough. We are going to keep using Moodle at least for the next few years but I’m really hopeful that Google Classroom will continue to grow and expand.

  2. Hi Bryan,
    Thanks for your reply. We differ in the way that Moodle is used and I would agree that the way that you are using it probably would become obsolete for your school, as Google tools and other technologies seem to be a better fit for a face-to-face classroom setting. We are a fully online school, so Moodle is our “school”. Students access all curriculum and lessons in Moodle. All the submission of assignments, grading, and feedback takes place through Moodle. I would be interested in learning more about Google classroom and will have to investigate, but for a 100% online school, Moodle is one of the best options to use.

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