Ruth Thornton

Grading Options for Vocational Education

Blog Post created by Ruth Thornton Employee on Oct 29, 2019

There are multiple grading options in Canvas for Vocational Education and we’ve documented just a few that you may want to try out! Have a chat with your Customer Success Manager to determine which option may be best for your organisation.

 

  • Option 1 - Complete/ Incomplete
  • Option 2 - Rubric with Competency Standing
  • Option 3 - Rubric with Multiple Outcomes and % Marker

 

Option 1 - Complete/ Incomplete 

The simplest of them all. The assessment is either complete or incomplete.

 

Pro’s

Con’s

  • Clear distinct message that the assessment is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’
  • Simple option for Faculty to apply a Mark
  • Cannot have more than one marking criteria
  • Lack of marking criteria may lead to inconsistent marking
  • All marking criteria would need to be stored external to the assessment

 

Steps to set it up:

  1. Create an Assignment,
  2. Change ‘Display Mark As’ to reference ‘Complete/Incomplete’.

 

Option 2 - Rubric with Competency Standing

Add a rubric with an outcome to your assessment so you can run a report on competency standing.

 

Pro’s

Con’s

  • Can run an Account/ Sub-Account Level Report on Outcomes
  • Score is automatically assigned in a Rubric, saving clicks and time on administrative tasks
  • Can use ‘Non-Scoring Rubrics’
  • Cannot have more than one Outcome in a Rubric
  • Lack of marking criteria may lead to inconsistent marking
  • All marking criteria would need to be stored external to the assessment


Steps to set it up:

  1. At the Account/ Sub-Account level,
    1. Create an Outcome (i.e. Competency Standing)
    2. Create a Rubric importing the Outcome
  2. At the Course level,
    1. In the Assignment, choose to ‘Display Mark As’...
      1. Percentage - This will show either ‘0%’ or ‘100%’ to the student
      2. Complete/ Incomplete - This will show either a ‘Tick’ or a ‘Cross’ to the student
    2. Find and add the Rubric into the Assignment you have created and select the Toggle that allows ‘Use this Rubric for Assignment Grading’ (it may request you to ‘Change’ or ‘Leave Different’ once you save, please click ‘Change’)

 

Option 3 - Rubric with Multiple Outcomes and % Marker

Add a rubric with multiple outcomes to your assessment to reflect marking matrices and get it all captured in a report.

 

Pro’s

Con’s

  • Can run an Account/ Sub-Account Level Report on Outcomes
  • Can benchmark student responses with multiple outcomes
  • Supplemental marking matrix (on paper or somewhere else online) no longer needed
  • Provides feedback on which aspects are ‘Satisfactory’ and which are ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’
  • Auto-calculates the total score based on the Outcomes
  • Can use ‘Non-Scoring Rubrics’
  • Cannot use ‘Complete/Incomplete’ in the ‘Display Grade as’ because if there are multiple Outcomes, the completion of any one outcome will mark the assessment as ‘Complete’
  • Can take time to create effective and meaningful Outcomes/ Rubrics. 

 

Steps to set it up:

  1. At the Account/ Sub-Account level,
    1. Create Outcomes 
    2. Create a Rubric importing the Outcomes
  2. At the Course level,
    1. In the Assignment, choose to ‘Display Mark As’ to ‘Percentage’,
    2. Find and add the Rubric into the Assignment you have created and select the Toggle that allows ‘Use this Rubric for Assignment Grading’ (it may request you to ‘Change’ or ‘Leave Different’ once you save, please click ‘Change’)

 

 

Amelia Hayson & Candice Lim.

Outcomes