Rubrics, according to wikipedia, are an assessment tool for communicating expectations of quality I wasn’t familiar with this term in UK English but maybe that’s just me? I would call them grading or marking criteria and the addition of this feature in Moodle will be a huge boon to those educators who rely on them to make their grading more specific and pertinent. And they are coming in Moodle 2.2 in December ! Credit to Moodle HQ developers Marina Glancy and David Mudrak (send him a postcard ) who has documented the new features here ready for Moodle 2.2. You can try rubrics out on the test site here, which I used to make this quick (and very basic) screencast. Thanks David – and looking forward to seeing this new feature.