How do I add a Rubric to a Graded Discussion?

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 Graded Discussions 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 Graded Discussions, please visit the outcomes alignment lesson.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Open the Graded Discussion by clicking the discussion title.

Add Rubric

Add Rubric

Click the Settings icon [1] and select the Add Rubric option [2].

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 want to use the rubric for grading, select the Use this rubric for assignment grading checkbox [4].

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 [5]. 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 [6].

Use Rubric for Grading

Use Rubric for Grading

If you select the option to use the rubric for grading, Canvas will compare the rubric score and Discussion points.

If the number of points in the rubric is different than the number of points in the Discussion, Canvas will generate a warning message notifying that the point values are not equal.

Click the Change button [1] to return to your rubric and make adjustments. Otherwise, click the Leave different [2] button.

View Rubric

View Rubric

View the rubric for the graded discussion. If necessary you can edit the rubric.