TurnItIn is an online educational solution that is integrated into Moodle and features originality checks, online grading, and peer review options. In addition, if you’re using a rubric, Turnitin enables you to select a criterion from a simple drop down box that corresponds to your rubric. This feature, included within the Comment box in which you provide sentence-level feedback, indicates to the student which specific criteria on your rubric the comment refers to.
Online Forum Discussion Rubrics
There are a variety of ways to assess discussions in an online course. Rubrics provide a concrete and descriptive summary for the learners. Students find rubrics helpful, especially if they are new to learning online.
You may choose to use or adapt rubrics for your own course.
- Discussion Forum Grading Rubric 1: There is a maximum of 20 points every time the students are assessed.
- Discussion Forum Grading Rubric 2: This rubric is very basic and easy to use. You can choose the point values for each level.
Rubrics On the Web
Here are some other sample rubrics found on the web. If you choose to use one of these, you may need to get permission from the author first. To find others, search on: online participation rubric.
- Discussion Rubrics from the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Florida
- Rubric for Aysnchronous Discussion Forum: University of Delaware
- Authentic Assessment Toolbox
This website by Jon Mueller provides a nice overview of rubrics and authentic assessments.