Goobric Web App Launcher

Goobric Web App Launcher

This extension launches the Goobric web app, a rubric based assessment tool that works with the Doctopus Add-on for Google Sheets.

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What is Goobric Web App Launcher?

Goobric Web App Launcher is a Chrome extension that enables teachers to assess Google Drive assignments through a rubric-based system. Used in conjunction with the Doctopus Add-on, it facilitates efficient grading right from the browser tab. Features include a clickable scoring tool, comment and audio-comment recording and automated score transfer to assignment rosters. It also allows for easy navigation through student assignments with 'Back' and 'Next' buttons.

By: astillman
Rating: 4.25 (88)
Version: 2.5 (Last updated: 2015-11-07)
Creation date: 2015-11-06
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • tabs
Size: 15.56K
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To be used in tandem with the Doctopus Add-on for Google Sheets, the Goobric web app enables flexible, efficient rubric-based grading of Google Drive resources (Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Folders, etc.) Doctopus is a popular assignment distribution and management tool available from any Google Sheet from the Add-ons menu->just search the Add-ons store for "Doctopus."

The Goobric web app provides teachers a handy assessment toolbar -- in the same browser tab as the Google Drive assignment being evaluated! -- that includes a clickable scoring tool tied to any grid-style rubric, comments, and audio-comments recording. Submitted scores can be auto-emailed to students, pasted into the bottom of a Google Document, and are automatically transferred to the Google Sheet that holds your assignment roster. Includes "Back" and "Next" buttons that allow teachers to efficiently advance through a batch of student assignments, all without leaving the same browser tab.

Rubrics should be built as a simple spreadsheet grid. They can be of any dimension or content. Headers can be integer scores (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, ... or ...4,3,2,1) -OR- text descriptors (e.g. Developing, Meets, Exceeds) starting in column 2 and skills/competencies must be in rows, with skill titles in column 1.

History of updates: Update 1.20 (11.12.13) Fixes broken "Email rubric scores to student" feature. V1.22 includes compatibility with Add-ons version of Doctopus V1.23 helps users better understand why "No rubric associated..." error is happening for multi-account sign on and how to fix. V1.25 Adds persistence (local storage) of rubric scores so you can click out of the Goobric without losing your work. Woot! V1.28 Fixes problem with rubrics not being found for student assignment files type: New Google Sheet V1.29 Adds the ability to use non-numeric rubric scores, adds clickability to rubric cells for faster scoring V1.30 Should fix issue of misaligned scores arising when numeric rubric scores were listed in descending order from right to left. V1.31 Minor fixes around issues related to zero scores in numeric rubrics

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  • Efficient way to grade assignments and provide feedback
  • Saves time and effort for teachers
  • Works well with Doctopus
  • User-friendly
  • Ability to record audio comments
  • Integration with Google Classroom
  • Easy to add rubrics to essays
  • Good for tracking data over time
  • Can keep a record of comments made on students' papers
  • Enables paperless assessment and grading
  • Great for language arts educators
  • Useful for grading assignments based on rubrics
  • Allows emailing of marks and keeping of originals
  • Good for tracking scores and feedback in Google Sheets
  • Issues with loading and saving scores
  • Counterintuitive setup
  • Instructions not helpful
  • Issues with multi-account login
  • Pages sometimes never load
  • Web app no longer works
  • Not ideal for situations where rows need to be weighted differently
  • Doesn't support other languages besides English
  • Can be slow when converting audio files to MP3
Most mentioned
  • Efficient grading and feedback
  • User-friendly
  • Works well with Doctopus
  • Allows paperless assessment and grading
  • Good for tracking data over time
  • Enables recording of audio comments
  • Integration with Google Classroom
  • Can keep a record of comments made on students' papers
  • Issues with loading and saving scores
  • Counterintuitive setup
  • Instructions not helpful
  • Issues with multi-account login
  • Pages sometimes never load
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Risk impact

Goobric Web App Launcher is very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Goobric Web App Launcher has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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