Rubrics for Assignments

Rubrics for Assignments

This guide will show you how to create and use Rubrics in Canvas.
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Rubrics are a tool that can help faculty grade faster and more objectively. Rubrics also show students what criteria they will be graded on. We recommend using Rubrics to grade Assignments and Discussions.

To add a Rubric to an Assignment, first you have to create and save the Assignment. Then the option to add a Rubric to the assignment will appear on this page:

Adding a Rubric to a Canvas Assignment



When you create your Rubric for either an Assignment or Discussion, a Rubric table will appear. 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.

Canvas Assignment Rubric Details