Using rubrics in Stile

While Stile doesn't have a dedicated rubric grading system as such, you can use the table question type to build out a table of descriptors and then use Stile's annotation feature to highlight students' contributions individually. 

Here's what that looks like in practice:

Each highlight lets you leave comments to provide examples or explanations for the mark.

You can even add a 'Self assessment' column to get students to comment on their own work. 

Take a look at a sample Year 7 science rubric here. You can then copy it to one of your subjects, change and adjust it and even share it to your school library so other teachers at your school can use it too!

Stile lets you copy and paste questions anywhere as well, so once you've made a rubric and want to use it in an existing lesson, you can just paste in the rubric at the bottom (or top!) of a lesson. If you're not sure how to do that, take a look at this article.

Make a rubric from scratch

If you'd rather make your own rather than adapt ours, add a table question from the content sidebar inside of any lesson:

You can then add the marks/grades in the top row and the skills demonstrated on the left column:

Finally, add the descriptors in the cells and if you'd like, add instructions or an explanation in the question on top.

Working with marks

In the screenshot above, we added A or 3, meaning that you can use mark values there as well. So if students need to demonstrate mastery in three skill areas and can get a maximum of three marks per skill, the total mark value for the task would be 12.

If you haven't already, switch your lesson to 'Assessment' at the top of the lesson:

This will enable marks to be assigned for each question in the 'Out of' field at the bottom of the question text box: 

If the rubric houses the marks, the questions that the students are answering should probably have a mark of 0, so you'll need to either change the mark value on each question accordingly, or make the lesson itself non-assessed (which removes all mark values) and just have rubric itself as the assessment in a separate lesson.

Hopefully, this will help you assess your students more effectively!

Props to Julie Fryer from Mackillop Catholic College Warnervale for coming up with the table question rubric!

Important note regarding iPads

Inline feedback can only be left with a mouse/trackpad, not iPads. This is a limitation of the touchscreen. 

While students can see annotations and read comments left in inline feedback with it's not possible to leave inline feedback with iPads as a teacher. 


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