What is a Rubric?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Rubrics are a way to set up custom or Outcome-based assessment criteria for scoring.

View Rubric

View Rubric

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.

When would I use a Rubric?

When would I use a Rubric?

Use a Rubric to:

  • Communicate assessment expectations to users.
  • Align pre-defined learning Outcomes to your course assessments.
  • Assess online submissions in the SpeedGraderâ„¢.