Q. How do I create a Turnitin Rubric?

Although it is possible to use Turnitin rubrics to generate grades, we do not currently recommend doing this. The answer shows how to create a qualitative rubric on Turnitin.


Turnitin rubrics belong to the person who created them.  Although it is possible to use Turnitin rubrics to generate grades, LearnTech does not currently recommend doing this. Instead, the guidance below shows you one way to create a qualitative Turnitin rubric.

A qualitative rubric can provide standardised feedback to multiple students. Please note that LearnTech recommends that levels of achievement do not denote letter grades. Instead, achievement levels similar to Distinction, Merit, Commended, Pass, Fail, No submission/no evidence for Undergraduate rubrics and Distinction, Merit, Pass, Fail, No submission/no evidence for Postgraduate rubrics are recommended.


  • In your NILE module, go to Site Tools>Turnitin Assignments

Site tools


  • Click on the title of one of the Turnitin Assignments

Turnitin Assignment


  • Click on the Libraries tab. You may wish to right-click on the libraries tab and open in a new window for a clearer view.

Libraries Tab​​

  • Click on the Rubric Manager tab, just below the Libraries tab.

Rubric Manager​​

  • Click on the  Rubric List icon

Rubric list​​

  • Select Create new rubric from the drop-down menu

New Rubric

  • At the bottom of the rubric, choose the 0 to remove scoring options. This will provide you with a qualitative rubric for feedback.

No Scoring

  • Edit the criteria title and description, the scale title and each cell description by clicking into the relevant areas. You can copy and paste from another document.

Editing Rubric

  • Click Save in the bottom right corner when complete

Save button

Once you have saved your Turnitin rubric, you can attach it to multiple Turnitin assignments to use for grading. You may also wish to share your rubric with colleagues. Follow the links below for more information on these topics:

Authored by Tim Guyett


  • Last Updated Apr 15, 2019
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  • Answered By Tim Guyett

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