Rubrics for Discussions

Rubrics for Discussions

This guide will show you how to create and use Rubrics in Canvas.
Related Topics: Canvas Discussions, Canvas


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 Discussion Rubric, you will need to create a graded discussion first. Once the Discussion is published, select the More Options icon [︙] [1] next to the Edit button. Select the Add Rubric link [2] in the dropdown menu.

Canvas Add Rubric in Discussion More Options Menu


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