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Marking with a Rubric

The Desktop Guide ‘How to Set Up a Rubric’ provides information on the alternatives for setting up rubrics for use with marking students’ work on MyLO. This companion Guide illustrates an example of marking using a simple Analytic Rubric, showing what the student will see in their feedback.
Here is an ‘Example Rubric’ that has been set up in a MyLO unit ; the Criteria and Level descriptors are merely for illustrative purposes! Note that a rubric can continue to be edited by the instructor until it is ‘associated’ with an assessment task , at which point it becomes ‘locked’.

Rubric options

  1. Levels have been renamed as Grades, and the Level columns have been reordered from highest to lowest.
  2. This Overall Score row is independent of the Level Columns. It shows what Level (grade) the student will be given as their final mark when points are summed.

Properties selected to create this example rubric:

  • Type: Analytic
  • Scoring method: Points*
  • Hide scores from student views'

*Because Points was selected, each criterion is equally weighted. By choosing Custom Points variable weightings can be specified.


The 'Example Rubric' was associated with an assignment to be submitted through an Assignment Folder. ( For this example the total possible Points through the rubric = 30 , but the assignment itself has been specified as worth 20% of the total unit mark, so the final score will have to be shown appropriately, as explained next.) To mark an assignment from the Assignment Folder, click the Evaluate link to be presented with the Evaluate Submission page where you can access the rubric and provide individual feedback to the student. (See also the Desktop Guide ‘ Marking Assignments using MyLO’.) Click on the rubric icon in the Evaluate Submission view to bring the rubric into view for marking the assignment. Select the appropriate radio button for each criterion.

Press on the Rubric and enter your scores

  1. Points indicated in this column reflect the default appearing for the selected Level. You can change the points if using an Analytic Rubric.
  2. Total score is calculated as a sum of the allocated points. Note in this example the actual points are only visible to the instructor because the option of" Hide scores from student views' was selected when creating the rubric.

When marking is complete, select  the option to Close to return to the Evaluate Submission page. This saves your assessment to the Evaluation page but it remains at Draft status at this stage.

Showing all the items on the Evaluate Submission page

  1. The total mark = 6 after criteria points were summed.
  2. Points can be adjusted here if necessary - for instance, if a late penalty applies.
  3. According to the selected Grade Scheme ( in this case UTAS Grades) this is how the mark displays to the student.
  4. Any overall feedback may be provided to the student here, including recording audio comments.
  5. Select Publish to return the mark and feedback to the student; Save Draft allows marks to be released later

And this is the Feedback that the student will see in their assignment folder once the Grades are released.

Student view of Rubric once grades are published

Overall score

  1. This is the overall feedback that was provided by the marker.
  2. The student will see the grade (score) as had been previously specified in the rubric set-up.  No points are shown in this example to the student.

The student can also view this information via the Grades, if there is a grade item associated with the assignment.

Rubric and feedback in grades