The rubric appears across the top and you can enter scores or click in a box containing the description. The rubric remains stationary while you scroll through the paper so you can read and grade at the same time. You can comment through the document or leave comments in the box at the top. When you are finished, click the blue submit button and you can automatically advance to the next student in the spreadsheet.
As of 2016, Goobric got even better! Now there is a Chrome Extension called Goobric for Students that allows students to self-assess their work with the rubric or conduct peer evaluations.
When the students have this extension installed, they will get a pop-up while they work that reminds them that a rubric is attached to a assignment. Hopefully, they view the rubric while they work!
In order to access this terrific feature, you will need to check the middle checkbox seen in the screenshot below when you attach the Goobric to an assignment:
When students open the assignment and complete their work, they can also access the rubric to do a self-assessment before handing it in. They will be able to see feedback from the rubric, but a teacher’s scores will override these peer evaluations.
The first time I graded reports paperlessly with these two terrific tools, it took me a long time. Part of that was probably getting used to the tools, but part of it was also all the clicking and typing too. Now that Goobric automagically advances to the next student and I have gotten swifter at paperless grading, the extra time has been eliminated for me. With Goobric’s new and better features, students can receive better, focused feedback for a learning advantage.