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How To Add a Rubric in Canvas

Issue Date: 07-20-2018

A Rubric is an assessment tool for communicating expectations of quality. Rubrics are typically comprised of rows and columns. Rows are used to define the various criteria being used to assess an assignment. Columns are used to define levels of performance for each criterion.

Course-level rubrics are either created at the course level or copied from the account or sub-account level. Once a rubric has been used to assess a student, the rubric cannot be edited. However, existing rubrics can be recopied and used on other assignments.

If you cannot find a rubric you want to use in your course, you can create a new rubric. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use. You can add the rubric to an assignment and use the rubric for grading and adding comments. You can manage created rubrics in the Manage Rubrics page.

This lesson shows how to create a rubric in the Manage Rubrics page. You can also create a rubric directly when adding a rubric to an assignment, and the process is the same.

Rubric criteria can include a point range or an individual point value. Rubrics can also be set as non-scoring rubrics, which allows for the use of rubrics without point values.

Step 1:

Open Outcomes

Rubric 1

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Step 2:

Manage Rubrics

Rubric 2

Click the Manage Rubrics button.

Step 3:

View Rubrics

Rubric 3

In the Manage Rubrics page, you can view all existing rubrics in your course. If there are no Rubrics present, you can add a new rubric. 

Step 4:

Add a Rubric

Rubric 4

To add a rubric, click the Add Rubric button.

For more information about working with Rubrics, click here.

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Appointment times will be scheduled for upcoming dates so that you will be able to receive one on one attention. Each appointment is 30 minutes. Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm to schedule an appointment at 954-262-5049 or ext. 25049.

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Tags: Course Tools: General Course Tools Tips, Canvas, Training, Course Tools: Rubrics

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