Create reusable grading rubrics in Microsoft Teams

Create reusable grading rubrics in Microsoft Teams

Use the rubrics tool in Assignments to create customizable, reusable rubrics for students to reference and for you to evaluate their work. 

Make a new rubric

  1. Navigate to the General channel in one of your classes and select the Assignments tab.

  2. Select Create > + New assignment.

  3. Select + Add rubric, then + New rubric. This will open the rubric creator.

    Add Rubric button

  4. Add a Title (required), optional Description, and turn on Points if you’d like to assign point values to your grading criteria.

    Create New Rubric

  5. Customize your grading criteria:

    The Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor defaults can be edited to match your own grading strategy. Customize points here, too, if you decided to add them.

    Use the plus signs to add new columns and rows to your criteria.

    Add new columns or rows with the "+" symbol

    Select the copy icon to duplicate a row or column.

    Click the "copy" icon that looks like two pages overlapping to copy a column or row

    Select the garbage can icon to delete a row or column.

    Tip: Enter a percentage of 100 if you’d like to weight some criteria more heavily than others. Make sure everything totals up to 100. If you need to, select Evenly distribute weights to re-set all your percentages.

    Click the "Evenly distribute weights" button to automatically assign percentages and points

  6. When you’re finished customizing your rubric, select Attach.

  7. Finish filling in the details of your assignment and then select Assign to send it to your students. When students open this assignment, they’ll be able to open your rubric and look at it for reference.

    Click the name of the Rubric to open it

Re-use a rubric you've already made

Every time you create a rubric and attach it to an assignment, it will be saved to your rubric library. To re-use a rubric:

  1. Navigate to the General channel in one of your classes and select the Assignments tab.

  2. Select Create > + New assignment.

  3. Select + Add rubric and choose a rubric from the list, then select Next.

  4. Make any edits you need to the rubric.

  5. Select Attach.

Grade student work using a rubric

  1. Navigate to the General channel in your classes and select the Assignments tab.

  2. Select the assignment you’re reviewing, then select Review.

  3. Select the document your student has attached underneath Student work to open it in the full-screen grading view.

  4. Select the rubric name and it will open to the side of the student’s document.

  5. As you review your student’s work, use the dropdown menu to choose the criteria you’re assessing.

    Select the section of the student's assignment to grade

  6. Select the corresponding score you want to give the student for that criterion. When you select it, the scoring square will turn blue.

    Select the grade you want to assign them for the selected section and type feedback at the bottom

  7. Enter any personalized feedback you’d like to pair with this criteria in the feedback box.

    Note: You can also pop out the grading rubric if you prefer to look at the whole grid at once while making your selections.

    Students can view the the Rubric for themselves

  8. Continue until you’ve worked your way through the rubric, then select Done.

  9. If you set point values and weighting while creating your rubric, points for the assignment will already be tabulated. Add additional feedback here if you’d like, too.

  10. Select Return to send this work back to your student now or skip to the next student using the arrows to keep grading.

When a student receives their returned work, they can open their rubric and see how you scored their work, including your personalized feedback:

Student view of rubric feedback.

Expand your Office skills
Explore training
Get new features first
Join Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×