How do I use a rubric to grade submissions in SpeedGrader?

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.

If you have added a rubric to an assignment, you can view the rubric in SpeedGrader.

If you want to use the rubric to calculate a grade, be sure you have selected the Use this rubric for assignment grading checkbox when adding a rubric to an assignment. Make sure this checkbox is selected before you begin grading submissions.

If you do not select the rubric specifically for grading, you can still use the rubric to evaluate an assignment but the score will not update automatically.

Note: If you do not want to use predetermined rubric criterion, you can grade with free-form comments instead.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Click the assignment title.

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader

In the sidebar, click the SpeedGrader button.

View Rubric

View Rubric

Click the View Rubric button.

Resize Rubric

Resize Rubric

To view the entire rubric window, you may need to scroll both vertically and horizontally. To resize the rubric window, click and drag the sizing column horizontally.

Complete Rubric

Complete Rubric

In the points column, enter a score for each criterion [1], or click the rating that applies to the score [2]. Each rubric score will create the total points for the assignment [3].

You can also add a comment for each rubric criterion by clicking the comment icon [4].

Save Rubric

Save Rubric

Click the Save button.

View Rubric

View Rubric

If you set your rubric for grading, the rubric points will be automatically populated in the grade field. Otherwise, you can enter the grade from the rubric manually.