How do I add a Rubric to a Quiz?

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.

Generally speaking, Rubrics are added to Quizzes when you have an Outcome inside of the Rubric that you would like to use for alignment purposes. For more information on the benefits of aligning Outcomes to Quizzes, please visit the outcomes alignment lesson.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

Open Quiz

Open the quiz by clicking the quiz title.

Show Assignment Rubric

Show Assignment Rubric

Click the Settings icon [1] and select the Show Rubric option [2]. A pop-up window will appear in your browser.

Add Rubric

Add Rubric

Click the Add Rubric button.

Create Rubric

Create Rubric

Create a new rubric for your quiz [1]. You can also find an existing rubric by clicking the Find a Rubric link [2].

If you want to write free-form comments to students, select the I'll write free-form comments... checkbox [3].

If you don't want students to see the score total for the rubric in their quiz results, select the Hide score total for assessment results checkbox [4]. Students can still see the point values for each criterion, but the total score will not be shown at the bottom of the rubric.

When you are finished, click the Create Rubric button [5].

View Rubric

View Rubric

View the rubric for the quiz. If necessary you can edit the rubric.