How do I create a Rubric in my course?

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 cannot find any existing rubrics you want to use for an assignment, you can create a rubric for your course.

Note: Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric.

Open Outcomes

Open Outcomes

In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.

Click Manage Rubrics

Click the Manage Rubrics button.

Add Rubric

Add Rubric

Click the Add Rubric button.

Edit Rubric Title

Edit Rubric Title

Edit the rubric title by typing in the title field.

Edit Criterion Description

Edit Criterion Description

To edit the criterion description, click the Edit icon.

Note: Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric.

Edit Criterion Longer Description

Edit Criterion Longer Description

To edit a longer description of the criterion, click the View Longer Description link.

A popup window will appear in your browser where you can edit the longer description.

Add Rubric Ratings

Add Rubric Ratings

To add a rubric rating, mouse over a cell wall and click the double-ended arrow to split a single cell into two [1]. Split cells on the row as often as necessary to created the desired number of ratings [2].

Edit Rubric Rating

Edit Rubric Rating

To edit a rating, hover over the rubric rating you want to edit and click the Edit icon [1]. To delete the rubric rating, click the Remove icon [2]. To add another rating, click the Add icon [3].

Edit Criterion Point Value

Edit Criterion Point Value

Edit the point value of a criterion by typing in the points field.

Delete Criterion

Delete Criterion

To delete the entire criterion, click the remove icon.

Add Criterion

Add Criterion

To add a new criterion to the rubric, click the Add Criterion link.

Find Outcome Criterion

Find Outcome Criterion

To align course or account-level outcomes with the rubric, click the Find Outcome link.

Create Rubric

Create Rubric

Click the Create Rubric button.

View Rubric

View Rubric

View the new rubric.