Help & Documentation

Adding Rubrics

Rubrics can be used as a marking guide with answers to open questions, like essays, that are not auto-scored.

Rubrics can be used with answers to open questions, like essays, that are not auto-scored. Rubrics will be shown alongside the questions they're associate with when you're marking an exam. 

The Rubric Bank stores the Rubrics and Rationales for a Course so they can be re-used across Exams. Rubrics and Rationales can be added and modified by users with the appropriate permissions.

Like the Question Bank, you can create a Rubric within an Exam or in the Bank itself.

Add a Rubric to the Rubric Bank

1. Go to Courses and select the Course name from the list of Courses:

2. Select the Rubrics option from the left-hand navigation to go to the Rubric and Rationale Bank.

3. Select the button labeled "+ Create" to add a new Rubric:

4. Provide a title for your Rubric and, with the Add New button you can select the Rubric type:

5. Select the free text field – a highlightable text passage that can be used across multiple items as a marking guide. You can use the heading and contents inputs to enter marking guidelines for your markers. When you're happy, hit Save and then Back to return to the Rubric Bank:


Adding a Rubric

Once the rubric has been created, it can now be added to a question. 

When adding/creating a new question to an exam, the Manage Rubrics button will appear in the Edit Question screen.

Once you've clicked Manage Rubrics you'll be able to attach Rubrics to your question. You'll be able to create new Rubrics directly from this area as well.

Note: Rubrics can only be applied to non-auto-scored Questions like essays.


Don't forget to save the Exam when you have finished.

Accessing a rubric while marking

To view the attached rubric while marking, select the rubric tab to the right of the answer in the marking view.