This article is written for teachers. For the step-by-step article written for students, select the button below.


Once you have created and assigned a rubric assessment, it may require that students submit that assessment.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: submission is only required if students are attaching a file or Google Doc. If an attachment or Google Doc is not necessary, the teacher can simply open up the assessment in their account and begin grading.

Example Student View:


Beginning the Assessment

  • Step 1: Navigate to the Assessments Module
  • Step 2: If the assessment doesn't notably stand out, the student can search for the assessment by keyword in the search field. They can also filter by class using the class dropdown.
  • Step 3: Once they find the assessment, they'll select the assessment.
  • Step 4: Read through any instructions and click Start.

Viewing Teacher Attachments / Google Doc

  • Any teacher attachments that were added will be shown as a link at the top of the assessment under Teacher Attachments (except for Google Docs).
  • An attached Google Doc can be found just below the rubric itself.


Students Adding Attachments

Students can add many different types of attachments to their rubric assessment. Students will select Choose File at the bottom of the assessment.

1 - File Upload: students can choose a file from their device to upload.

2 - Link: students can add a URL for a website.

3 - Text: students can enter text using a rich text editor with no character limit.

4 - Image: students can take a live photograph with their device's camera or upload one that is already saved on their device.

5 - Video: students can take a live video with their device (max. length of 5 minutes) or upload one that is already saved on their device (max. file size of 30mb).

6 - YouTube: students can add a URL to embed a YouTube video.

7 - Audio: students can record live audio with their device (max. length of 5 minutes) or upload one that is already saved on their device (max. file size of 30mb).

8 - Google Drive: students can add a file from their Google Drive. The student must be logged in using Google SSO.

9 - Microsoft OneDrive: students can add a file from their OneDrive. The student must be logged in using Microsoft SSO.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: Students can add additional attachments (up to 5), by choosing + Another File.


Submitting the Assessment

To submit, click Submit Assessment.


Student Rubric Submission FAQ

  • What if a student accidentally submits their assessment; can I open it back up for them? Yes - you can go to the assessment settings and choose Allow Multiple Attempts. After you grade the assessment, the next attempt will become available.
  • How many attachments can a student add to a rubric assessment? Five.
  • What do the attachments look like when I grade the assessment? Check out the article for grading a rubric assessment to see how attachments will look.
  • How do I leave audio or video feedback for the students to see? Check out the article for grading a rubric assessment to see how to add audio and video feedback.
  • When using Google Docs: Every time a student submits a rubric assessment, I get an email from Google about the transferring of ownership for a document. How do I stop these emails? Check out this article on how to filter out document sharing emails from Google.


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