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.

 (Adapted from UC Berkely Center for Teaching & Learning РEvaluate Course-Level Learning РRubrics)

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¬†‚ÄúDo my rubrics in Blackboard migrate to Canvas?‚Ä̬†

How does this align to Canvas training materials?

Canvas logoPriming the Canvas: Module 2: ‚ÄúDesigning a Canvas Course‚ÄĚ & Module 12 ‚ÄúTeaching in the Virtual Classroom‚ÄĚ


Additional Resources:

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