How to create a rubric with Excel

Turnitin rubrics are created in the Turnitin assignment via the GradeMark Rubric manager. This is either by copying and pasting information from your Word or Excel document into the Turnitin rubric table or choosing the import/export option.

Create an Excel file for your rubric with the following characteristics:

  • The scale of the rubric must be the first row and must not exceed 20 items.
  • The criteria of the rubric must be the first column and must not exceed 50 rows.

  • The criteria descriptions should be in the same cell as the criteria titles.Criteria titles must be 13 characters or less.

Below is an example of a rubric created in Excel. Download a copy of the Excel template to your device, and begin creating your rubric

  • The scale of the rubric must be the first row and must not exceed 20 items.
  • The criteria of the rubric must be the first column and must not exceed 50 rows.
  • The criteria descriptions should be in the same cell as the criteria titles.
  • Criteria titles must be 13 characters or less.

Below is an example of what a rubric created in Excel might look like. You can also download a copy of this example file.

Image of exel rubric template

Upload the Excel file containing your rubric using the steps described.

Upload Excel rubric

The upload process will convert the formatted Excel file into a Turnitin rubric. Once uploaded, the rubric can be modified to change from qualitative rubric to another type of rubric and scores added as required..

  1. Launch the Rubric/Form Manager
  2. Click the menu button in the top left corner.
  3. Click Upload Rubric
  4. Either drag and drop or browse to the XLS file
  5. Select Open
Open Excel rubric function

Edit rubric as required

  1. The imported Rubric or Grading Form may now be edited and attached to an assignment as needed.
  2. Save.
Edit Excel rubric in Turnitin rubric manager
Page last updated on 23/01/2020

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