This guide gives an overview of the options available for returning marks to Grade Centre and different rubric/grading form options available for feedback.

Refer to the Practical guidelines for designing rubrics guide for pedagogical information on designing rubrics.

Note: TurnItIn rubrics are different to Blackboard rubrics. It is not possible to use a Blackboard rubric in TurnItIn.

Marks

When you setup your TurnItIn assignment you need to determine the Points value, what the mark returned to Grade Centre will be out of. If you are using a Standard or Custom rubric the mark will be converted so it is out of the Points value. i.e. If the rubric is out of 20 and the Points value is 40 the Rubric score will be doubled so a mark out of 40 is returned.

Note: TurnItIn will only return whole numbers to the Grade Centre and that the total mark is rounded.

Note: Entering a Points value is optional and you could decide to use TurnItIn for feedback only. A column will still be created in Grade Centre for the assignment, even if you do not enter a Points value.

 

Points value options:

  • UQ Grade - 7  

When marking: Enter a mark yourself OR click the Apply to grade button so the rubric (Standard and Custom) mark is converted to a mark out of 7 and rounded.

  • Weighted value – 30 if the item is worth 30% of the final mark.

When marking: Enter a mark yourself OR click the Apply to grade button so the rubric (Standard and Custom) mark is converted to a mark out of 30 and rounded.

  • Percentage – 100

When marking: Enter the mark as a percentage yourself OR click the Apply to grade button so the rubric (Standard and Custom) mark is converted to a mark out of 100 and rounded.

  • Rubric out of mark - The mark the rubric (Standard and Custom) is out of.

When marking: If a Custom rubric with no half marks is used the “raw” mark is returned to Grade Centre. The weighted mark could then be calculated by downloading the marks in a spreadsheet from Grade Centre, calculating the weighted mark and uploading the marks back to Grade Centre.

Rubric / Form option overview

Standard: Criteria are weighted using percentages.

Custom: A score is allocated to each criterion – standard “cell”.

Qualitative: No scoring is included in the rubric, though an overall mark can still be entered.

Form: Criteria with a description for each can be listed. Staff can give a mark and comment for each criterion.

Standard rubric

  • Criteria (rows) is weighted using percentages.
  • Mark ranges are not possible.
  • A mark is allocated for each standard (columns).

standard rubric

Marking using a Standard rubric

  • Rubric score: is calculated out of the mark for the highest standard. i.e. in the example a rubric score out of 4 would be calculated.
  • Student grade: this is the Points value you entered for the assignment when you set it up
    • Click the Apply to grade button and the rubric score will be converted so it is out of the Points value. OR
    • Enter the mark yourself.
    • Note: This mark is rounded i.e. .1, .2, .3, .4 round down, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9 round up.

Note: This view of the rubric is only displayed to staff for marking. The rubric students’ view to receive feedback is similar to the first version above but with the standard they have achieved for each criterion highlighted.

Refer to the View originality report and marks guide for students.

 

Custom rubric

  • A mark is allocated to each Criterion/Standard (cell).
  • Criteria can be weighted by multiplying a base scale i.e. x1 (4, 3, 2, 1) x2 (8, 6, 4, 2) x0.5 (2, 1.5, 1, 0.5)
  • Each criteria can be set to a different number of standards by setting extra “cells” to zero.

custom rubric

Marking using a Custom rubric

  • Rubric score: is automatically calculated out of the total marks in the rubric. i.e. in the example a rubric score out of 16 would be calculated.
  • Student grade: this is the Points value you entered for the assignment when you set it up
    • Click the Apply to grade button and the rubric score will be converted so it is out of the Points value. OR
    • Enter the mark yourself.
    • Note: This mark is rounded i.e. .1, .2, .3, .4 round down, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9 round up.

Note: This view of the rubric is only displayed to staff for marking. The rubric students’ view to receive feedback is similar to the first version above but with the standard they have achieved for each criterion highlighted.

Refer to the View originality report and marks guide for students.

custom rubric marking

Qualitative rubric

  • No scoring is included in the rubric.
  • Each criteria can be set to a different number of standards by leaving the extra “cells” empty.

Marking using a Qualitative rubric

  • The standards are only numbered for staff.
  • Only standard titles and descriptions are displayed to students.
  • Student grade: this is the Point value you entered for the assignment when you set it up.
    • Enter the mark yourself (it must be a whole number).
    • This mark is optional, you could choose to only give students feedback only by not entering a Points value when you set up the assignment.

Note: This view of the rubric is only displayed to staff for marking. The rubric students view to receive feedback is similar to the first version above but with the standard they have achieved for each criterion highlighted.

Refer to the View originality report and marks guide for students.

 

marking qualitative rubric

Grading form

  • Criteria with a description for each can be listed.
  • Enabling scoring is optional.

grading form

Marking using a Form

  • Feedback can be entered for each criterion.
  • If scoring has been enabled a mark can be entered for each criterion.
  • Note: It is not possible to indicate what each criterion is “out of”.
  • Total Score: The marks from each criterion are automatically totalled.
  • Student grade: this is the Point value you entered for the assignment when you set it up
    • Click the Apply to grade button and the Total Score will be entered at the top of the page and returned to Grade Centre (note this mark will be rounded) OR
    • Enter the mark yourself.

 

marking using grading form