Create a rubric for an assignment

This article is for instructors

In Assignments, you can create, view, and grade rubrics for individual assignments. You can use scored or unscored rubrics to give feedback. If you use scored rubrics, students see their score when you return their work.

Create a rubric

You can create up to 10 criteria per rubric and up to 10 performance levels per criterion. 

Follow the steps for your version of Assignments.What version of Assignments do I use?  

If you use Assignments alongside an LMS:

  1. Click the course.
  2. Create an assignment and then next to No rubric, click Add rubric Addand then Create rubric.
  3. To turn off scoring for the rubric, next to Use scoring, click Turn off Turn off.
  4. (Optional) If you turned on scoring, next to Sort the order of points by, select how to view the criteria, either descending or ascending in value.
    Note: You can enter levels in any order, and rubrics automatically sorts the levels by value. 
  5. Under Criterion, enter your first criterion. For example, enter Grammar, Teamwork, or Citations.
  6. (Optional) To add a criterion description, click More More and then Add criterion description and then enter the description. 
  7. Under Points, enter the number of points awarded for the performance level.
    Note: The rubric's total score automatically updates as you add points.
  8. Under Level, enter a level of performance. For example, enter Excellent, Full mastery, or Level B.
  9. Under Description, enter the performance expectations.
  10. To add another performance level to the criterion, click Add a level Add a level and repeat steps 8–9.
  11. To add another criterion:
    • To add a blank criterion, in the bottom-left corner, click Add a criterion and repeat steps 6–11.
    • To copy a criterion, in the bottom-right corner, click Duplicate criterion and repeat steps 6–11.
  12. To rearrange criteria, in a criterion’s box, click More More and then select Move criterion up or Move criterion down.
  13. To save your rubric, in the bottom-right corner, click Save.

If you use Assignments LTI within an LMS:

Note: Before you begin, link your G Suite for Education account to Assignments LTI. For details, go to Create classwork with Assignments LTI.

  1. Go to your LMS.
  2. Click the course.
  3. Create an assignment and then click Open in Assignments and then next to No rubric, click Add rubric Add.
  4. To turn off scoring for the rubric, next to Use scoring, click Turn off Turn off.
  5. (Optional) If you turned on scoring, next to Sort the order of points by, select how to view the criteria, either descending or ascending in value.
    Note: You can enter levels in any order, and rubrics automatically sorts the levels by value. 
  6. Under Criterion, enter your first criterion. For example, enter Grammar, Teamwork, or Citations.
  7. (Optional) To add a criterion description, click More More and then Add criterion description and then enter the description. 
  8. Under Points, enter the number of points awarded for the performance level.
    Note: The rubric's total score automatically updates as you add points.
  9. Under Level, enter a level of performance. For example, enter Excellent, Full mastery, or Level B.
  10. Under Description, enter the performance expectations.
  11. To add another performance level to the criterion, click Add a level Add a level and repeat steps 8–9.
  12. To add another criterion:
    • To add a blank criterion, in the bottom-left corner, click Add a criterion and repeat steps 6–11.
    • To copy a criterion, in the bottom-right corner, click Duplicate criterion and repeat steps 6–11.
  13. To rearrange criteria, in a criterion’s box, click More More and then select Move criterion up or Move criterion down.
  14. To save your rubric, in the bottom-right corner, click Save.

See an assignment’s rubric 

Follow the steps for your version of Assignments.What version of Assignments do I use?  

If you use Assignments alongside an LMS:

  1. Click the course.
  2. Click the assignment and then the rubric.

    Click rubric

  3. To expand or collapse all criteria, click Expand criteria  Expand criteria or Collapse criteria Collapse criteria. To expand or collapse individual criteria, click the Down arrow Down Arrow or Up arrow Up arrow.

If you use Assignments LTI within an LMS:

  1. Go to your LMS.
  2. Click the course.
  3. Click the assignment and then Open in assignments and then the rubric.
    Click rubric
  4. To expand or collapse all criteria, click Expand criteria Expand criteria or Collapse criteria Collapse criteria.
    To expand or collapse individual criteria, click the Down arrow Down Arrow or Up arrow Up arrow.

Edit a rubric

You can’t edit a rubric after you start grading with it.

Follow the steps for your version of Assignments.What version of Assignments do I use?  

If you use Assignments alongside an LMS:

  1. Click the course.
  2. Click the assignment and then the rubric.

    Click rubric

  3. To edit, in the top-right corner, click More More and then Edit.
    Note: This option isn’t available after you start grading with the rubric.
  4. Enter your changes and then click Save.

If you use Assignments LTI within an LMS: 

  1. Go to your LMS.
  2. Click the course.
  3. Click the assignment and then Open in Assignments and then the rubric.
    Click rubric
  4. To edit, in the top-right corner, click More More and then Edit.
    Note: This option isn’t available after you start grading with the rubric.
  5. Enter your changes  and then click Save.

Delete an assignment’s rubric

You can’t delete a rubric after you start grading with it.

Follow the steps for your version of Assignments.What version of Assignments do I use?  

If you use Assignments alongside an LMS:

  1. Click the course.
  2. Click the assignment and then the rubric.

    Click rubric

  3. To delete, in the top-right corner, click More More and then Delete.
  4. To confirm, click Delete.
    Note: This option isn’t available after you start grading with the rubric.

If you use Assignments LTI within an LMS:

  1. Go to your LMS.
  2. Click the course.
  3. Click the assignment and then Open in Assignments and then the rubric.
    Click rubric
  4. To delete, in the top-right corner, click More More and then Delete.
  5. To confirm, click Delete.

Note: This option isn’t available after you start grading with the rubric.

Have more rubrics questions? Go to the Rubrics beta FAQ.

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