Rubrics can be used to grade assignments, discussions and quizzes in a course.
Rubrics can be used to as an efficient way to evaluate assignments, quizzes and discussions with more effective and valuable individual feedback and expectation for students.
Why You Should Consider Rubrics
Rubrics help instructors:
- Provide students with feedback that is straightforward, focused and central to learning improvement.
- Reduce time spent on grading; Increase time spent on teaching.
- Promote student comprehension of assignment instructions and expectations so they can easily discern what to focus on rather than guessing “what the teacher wants to see.”
- Streamline evaluation of rubric results to make informed adjustments to course content and material based on identified thematic gaps in student learning across a class.
- Refine consistency in evaluation of student learning throughout an entire class as well as individual students.
Rubrics help students:
- Sharpen their efforts on completing assignments and assessments that align with clearly defined expectations.
- Self and Peer-reflection on their own learning to make informed adjustments and improvements to accomplish learning level and mastery.
It is important to note that rubrics used in Blackboard may look different in Canvas depending on the criteria and settings. Review the information provided in the knowledge base article “Do my rubrics in Blackboard migrate to Canvas?”
How does this align to Canvas training materials?
- “Using Rubrics”, UNC-Charlotte – Center for Teaching and Learning
- Guide: How do I create a Rubric in my course?
- Guide: How do I use a Rubric to grade an Assignment?
- Canvas Guides about Rubrics.
- Do my rubrics in Blackboard migrate to Canvas?
- Visit canvas.wcu.edu
- Contact the 24/7 Canvas Help if you need help with issues as you are working in Canvas. (NOTE: 24/7 Canvas Help goes away on June 30 and Help will be taken over by the WCU Helpdesk which is not manned 24/7).
- Canvas Migration FAQ
- Register for one of the Zoom sessions which will be held on Thursdays and Fridays at 11:00 A.M. after reviewing the Priming the Canvas Course. This week’s sessions will cover Discussions in Canvas as well as How to release content conditionally in Canvas.
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