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Fake Book Assignments Rubrics Definition

About rubrics

Moodle supports rubrics and marking guides. Rubrics are grading forms used for criteria-based assessment. The rubric consists of a set of criteria. For each criterion, there can be several levels of grades. A numerical grade is assigned to each of these levels. The marker chooses which level answers/describes the given criterion best.

The final grade is calculated as a sum of all criteria scores and is then automatically scaled to the grade set for that assignment. If a student scores 20/25 and the assignment is set to be out of 50, the grade will be recorded as 40.

By default the rubric is available on the assignment page for each student for them to see, although there is an option to hide it until after grading has been completed.

The rubric is available on each students grading page. Markers select the appropriate cell. The marker also has the option to include a text note against each criterion if required.

Mary Cooch has provided this demonstration for the Moodle community.

Setting up a Rubric

Step 1. Create an assignment and set grading to rubric

Start by setting up an assignment in Moodle the usual way. In the Grade section set the Grading method to Rubric.

Step 2. Click Save and Display

After all settings are set as you desire, press the Save and display button at the bottom of the page. This will open a new page where the rubric can be created.

If you press Save and return changes will be saved but you will be taken to the site main page skipping the rubric setup page. If you do this, open the assignment and then click on Advanced Grading in the Settings block.

Step 3. Start rubric

Select either Define new grading form from scratch or Create a new grading form from a template. If you choose to create one from a template you can search for templates that you have saved previously. At this point there are no standard UNE templates available.

Step 4. Complete rubric

Give the rubric a title. If you intend to use the rubric again later for this unit or another, give it a name that will make it easy to find. A description can be entered in the rubric field. By default the description will be shown to students, but can be hidden using the settings.

The rubric is edited by clicking on the the cell to be edited. More criterion can be added using the Add Criterion button and more levels using the Add level button.

Step 5. Select options

Check the options are set for your needs. By default the rubric will be available to students to view before they submit their assignment and the rubric description will be displayed to students.

Options are

  • Sort order for levels: Ascending by number of points or descending by number of points
  • Allow users to preview rubric used in the module (otherwise rubric will only become visible after grading)
  • Display rubric description during evaluation
  • Display rubric description to those being graded
  • Display points for each level during evaluation
  • Display points for each level to those being graded
  • Allow grader to add text remarks for each criterion
  • Show remarks to those being graded

Step 6. Save

Save the rubric and to make it ready for use (or save as draft if you want to make some changes later).


Grading is performed on the grade page for each student (Assignment > View/grade all submissions > Student grade icon). On each of the student grade pages there will be the rubric as well as the usual feedback comments box where other comments can be left.

Click on the cell that is relevant. You can also add text to the cell in the final column. Once completed click the Save button at the bottom to calculated and save the grade.

After the grade is saved the completed rubric displays on the student page.

Further information

There is further information about rubrics in Moodle docs and Advanced grading methods.

“Fakebook”: Ideas and how to use this technology to engage students

“Fakebook” allows teachers and students to create imaginary online profile pages for study purposes.

You can click this link to navigate to the application: http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page

Use “Fakebook” to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on!  The possibilities are practically endless and what the students use them for completely based off of your own personal rubric for the assignment.  It can be used as an ongoing novel-reading assessment/journal that finally cumulates to be an end of unit project.

Get started by entering a name at the top of the “Fakebook” page. Then proceed to add friends, posts, comments and profile information.

You can save your work and edit it again later.

Watch this short student tutorial:

Here is the link to a “Fakebook” Profile Page I created as a student example for the novel “Divergent” by Veronica Roth: http://www.classtools.net/FB/1879-BM95bY

Check out the  rubric & checklist examples to make sure you have completed your project completely:

Project has the following from the book:

____ Title and author

____ Main Character-only those that are important to the story line

____ Setting-place and time of story

____ Plot Summary-brief summary (not a retelling) of the story

____Student made connections- /status reflections, see                               example (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world)

____Project follows directions from the guidelines.

____Thoroughness of Written Information

____Project captures the most important information.

____Project captures the concept/point the author made in the book.

____Interest Evoked

____Project demonstrates student’s ability.

____Project encourages others to read the book.

____Project attracts others and makes them interested in the work.

____ Images used show creativity and imagination. At least 3(three) important scenes from the book are represented with an image and the caption explains/ tags the image.

* I ALWAYS have student friendly rubrics and checklists available for students so that they know exactly what my expectations are  to ensure no surprises and learning mastery success. I also find it helpful to include a section on their handout that basically reads:

I have worked and put my best effort into this Final Novel Project and I am proud to turn in my final product.

I did not put forth my best effort on this Novel Project because______________________________________


Student Signature________________________Date__________


What this does is add a little accountability to the project and facilitates ownership of both grade and project work.

For example:  Guide Project Directions & Student Checklist

I do something similar for  Homework assignments. You can check out my template for this here:

Mrs. Diaz Homework Pink Slip Template

A template I made for students to have accountability and ownership for homework that is not turned in on time. It also serves as documentation should a parent ask me why their student is missing certain assignments in the grade book (idea sparked from Harry Wong’s book).


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