Adding a Rubric to a Google Classroom Assignment

Last week I had an opportunity to work with teachers from Jackson, Tennessee on implementing Google Classroom within their building. It was such a joy to spend time with these amazing educators, their excitement and passion for teaching made me want to stay all week, instead of one day. During our time together a question arose on how you could add a rubric to Google Classroom assignments to give feedback and make grading a bit simpler.

This request is pretty straightforward, but for someone new to Google products the solution can be a bit tricky. There are a number of products out there that allow you to create and attach a rubric to a Google Doc, however, the two that I find most reliable and recommended by teachers is a combination of two products called Doctopus and Goobric.

Doctopus is a feedback and grading program that allows you to easily share documents. Goobric is a rubric assessment tool that works with Doctopus to attach a rubric to a student assignment. In order to use Goobric you must have Doctopus and first-time setup isn’t super intuitive, but it yields good results.

I wanted to answer the question but knew that probably the best way to do this was via video. Normally I have a hard rule about keeping any video to a five-minute limit, but due to the complexity of this particular tool, this was a tad longer…my apologies.  I’ve also included a link to a handout. Hopefully, this resource will be helpful but please, share any other tools that could also address this need.

As always let me know if you have any questions or comments. I love hearing from all of you! a Rubric in Google Classroom



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