How do I use a Rubric to grade an Assignment?

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.

This lesson describes how to use a Rubric to grade student work on an assignment. Learn how to create a rubric and attach it to an assignment.  

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Click the assignment title.

Edit Rubric

Edit Rubric

Click the Edit icon.

Use Rubric for Grading

Use Rubric for Grading

Select the Use this rubric for assignment grading checkbox [1]. Click the Update Rubric button [2].

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader

In the sidebar, click the SpeedGrader button.

View Rubric

View Rubric

Click the View Rubric button.

Grade Work Using Rubrics

Grade Work Using Rubrics

Grade student work using the rubric. You can also add comments by clicking on the speech bubble icon. Click the Save button when are you finished grading the student. You can also grade student work with free-form comments in a rubric.