Rubric Grading Criteria in Microsoft Teams Assignments

Microsoft Teams Assignment Rubric

Rubrics are a powerful tool used to assess students’ work. The criterion helps students to have a concrete understanding and visualisation of what they need to do to achieve a particular score. Each criterion also includes a gradation scale of quality.

Microsoft Teams for education now includes rubric based grading. They can be created and reused across Teams making it a powerful time saving tool for teachers while at the same time helping students understand how to succeed in the assignment.

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Team Assignments, please check out our earlier post here.

When setting assignments, you will notice a new “Add Rubric” option.

Microsoft Teams Assignments

On this page, you can search for a rubric that has already been created at your school or create a brand new one. In this post, I’m going to go through how to create a new one. Click “new rubric”.

Create new Rubric

Give the rubric a name and turn on “points” so that we can assign scores to each piece of criteria.

Rubric Criteria

Enter your criteria, you can add more by pressing the plus button. You can also adjust the grading balance for each element. Teams will turn the points into an overall percentage when marking based on the balance given to each criterion.

Microsoft Teams Rubric

When you have finished creating your rubric, set the assignment for the students.

When the students have completed the assignment, go to review the work and open the student’s homework. In addition to the comment and grade, you can now select the rubric.

Review student work

This will show the criteria and you can select which has been met. The student work will be automatically marked based on the grade balance set in the rubric.

Review student work with rubric

This is what the student will see when you have graded their work with the rubric.

Student view of assignment rubric

It’s another fantastic update to Microsoft Teams for education. There is still more to come this summer including Microsoft Forms integration with self-marking quizzes. We will bring you news and guides on how to use that as soon as it is released!

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6 thoughts on “Rubric Grading Criteria in Microsoft Teams Assignments

  1. Will

    Is there a way to get decimal scores? My school uses a 5 point grading scale. It would be nice to have the assignments out of 5 instead of 100, and then get grades like 3.3 out of 5. I have only been able to get rounded answers, like 3 out of 5 when the actual score using the weighting I have loaded into the rubrics should be 3.3 out of 5. I saw when reference online from Microsoft that said you can choose the point scheme and it gave an example of points out of 100 and a 3.7/4.0, but cannot duplicate this.

    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Will,
      It has to be whole numbers, so in your case I would use 50 as your total and then you can simulate the same grading scale (e.g. 3.3 would be 33).

  2. Colin Brooks

    Is it possible to export the results of a rubric for all students, we have created and graded assignments using the rubric but would like to be able to export all the comments associated with the Team against the individual students but can’t find a way to do this.

    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      For any marked work (using a Rubric or not), you can export the grades and comments (see below)
      export marks
      However this will group them together by assignment rather than by rubric and it will show the total marks rather than for each piece of criteria. I would recommend sending your feedback to Justin Chando at Microsoft as it sounds that feature might be useful.


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