Rubrics are a way to set up custom or outcome-based assessment criteria for grading. Here are some helpful instructions for creating effective rubrics:


For help incorporating rubrics in your Canvas course, see these helpful Canvas Guides:

Helpful Tips:

  • Get the wording of your rubric perfected in a Word document first. Then, copy and paste the text into the Canvas rubric tool, line-by-line.  
  • The tiny view boxes in Canvas make typing and proofreading difficult, so get the wording correct first. 
  • Use this blank Rubric Design Outline.docx to design your text in a way that is easier to transfer.