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.
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.
How to Build Rubrics
A good resource for rubrics is at Teach-Nology - This commercial site is intended for K-12 but it is a good source for examples of rubrics.