Grading Essays w/ Doctopus & Goobric

As promised, here is what I am using right now to grade assignments such as paragraphs and essays. I introduce you to Doctopus and Goobric. Doctopus allows you to “ingest” assignment information directly from Google Classroom. This is an add-on feature on Google Sheets. While Goobric, attaches a digital rubric using chrome extension. Thus, you need to make sure you are using Chrome as your browser. Happy Tinkering!

What you need:

  • familiarity w/Google Sheets
  • Create a rubric on Google sheets see my rubric. Formatting is very important.
  • Create a Folder w/ assignment name
  • Create a Google Sheet w/ assignment name.

Step 1 Launch Doctopus

Select your assignment folder. Then, open your Google Sheet w/ assignment name. Launch Doctopus.

Step 2 Select Mode

Select ingest a Google Class option.

Step 2 Select A Class

Select the class you want to start grading.

Step 4 Select Assignment

Select the assignment you want to grade. This will have all your assignments from Google Classroom.

Select Ingest Assignment.

Step 5 Attach Goobric

The fun is just beginning. Select Attach Goobric.

Select Drive . Search for the rubric you created in Google Sheets. Note: You do have an option of using a numeric or non-numeric rubric. Later, you might want to try it out just to tinker around.

Select Attach rubric.

This will generate two links. The first takes you directly to your Goobric w/ assignment below. The latter takes you to view your student’s assignment document. The Google Sheet will generate the following information in this order:

  • Student First name
  • Student Last Name
  • Student Email
  • File Key
  • Goobric link (rubric w/ assignment)
  • File Name
  • Link (to assignment document)
  • Turned in Status
  • Last Edited
  • Grade (once you finish grading.)
  • Your rubric categories
  • Count (how many times you have graded that assignment.)

Step 6 Grade using Goobric

The first circle are the categories tabs, which are white when you are on that section. The second circle shows you the scoring tabs, which turn grey once you click on the score. Notice that I chose to use terms like Mastery, Proficient, … and not numbers. You can use 4, 3, …. The third circle is where you will input grades and comments. Click submit and it will automatically go to the next student.

This circle shows you the recording option button.

Student View

The rubric will be at the bottom of their assignment along with their grade and comments (at the end of the rubric).

Congratulations!!! You have now mastered Doctopus and Goobric 🙂

Published by Noemi Gonzalez

I'm an experienced high school English teacher sharing best practices to inform, to inspire and to reflect on my own craft. Love implementing new ideas and efficient systems that make teaching manageable. Teachers need a surmountable amount of support to help them survive, and every year comes with its own challenges. When I am not teaching or creating, I love hiking, running, anything outdoorsy! I am also a mother of two boys, one in college the other in his last year of middle school. Hope you can utilize what I create and share on this platform.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: