At times, we have written/essay type quizzes, it would be ideal to have a "hidden rubric" option so we can create grading models that only we can see, a way for use to assess their ideas against an ideal without their being able to see it.
Hi Deb Kammrath Welcometo the Canvas Community! You may be interested in this related idea about rubrics and essay questions on quizzes individual rubric for each essay question. As for hiding rubrics, this is a thing that has come up a few times in the past, but has never garnered much support. You will have to join the Cold Storage space to see these ideas, but I will list the past iterations for your review.
Ability to show Rubics ONLY after grading
Hidden grades and marks from students
Make Rubrics Hide-able
Rubrics: Hide from students
While I'm a fan of transparency in letting students know how they'll be graded on things, Tom Bryan mentioned this need — or perhaps a similar need — at an Active Teaching Lab – Academic Technology this morning. The class he teaches "spot-checks" in-depth assignments, choosing a set of questions from each lab worksheet students do. The instructors obviously want the students to do all the questions, so sharing the rubric for the selected questions would tip off the students as to which questions were graded (and why do the others?)
Perhaps there's another solution to achieve the same results?
This is merely a personal opinion, but it could be that Rubrics are having a bit of an identity crisis (over-exaggeration admittedly). In the various ideas and comments I have observed, a major distinction is the reason for having a rubric in the first place. Is it to serve the grader or the gradee? There is wide set of functionality that could be immensely helpful to those involved in the grading process (canned comments, grading criteria notes, standards, etc), but I see that as separate from the idea of Rubrics as a way to communicate additional information to the students. We must find ways to serve both types of users ultimately. The many discussions and feature ideas in this Community are already a wealth of anecdotal evidence on the myriad needs.
Yup. For sure, we try to stretch tools to be as flexible and multi-purpose as we can...
If only Canvas had some way to track how many times something has been requested. Maybe, that could be used to indicate the usefulness of a feature and rise it to the level of implementing. I too need a way to have a grading rubric that is not public to students.
I put mine on Google Docs and grant permission to TAs. Hope that works for you too.
I'm not holding my breath for any changes by Canvas. It's lucky I even bothered to read this Canvas newsletter as I understand that their system of bug reports and feature requests is useless.
Hi Debra Deppeler Welcometo the Canvas Community. It looks like you have had the account for a while but have recently made a few posts. I hope you will be happy to hear that you have found the place where things can be requested and people can vote and comment to show their support and share their thoughts. We have guides that explain more about our development process and the feature idea process if you would like to learn more.
What is the feature development process for Canvas? and How does the feature idea process work?
You can see all the ideas that have already been included in Canvas from this sorted list. I think it is lucky (and I am very thankful) that you bothered to read this Canvas newsletter. It's actually more of a Community website with a lot of various parts and full of incredible people. When I was a Canvas admin, this place made my job a lot easier and I have made some lifelong friends here. We have a Getting Started page that will provide some more jumping off points for Canvas and Community and I truly hope our system of bug reports and feature requests is helping the vast majority of people. I'll be doing my best to convince you of the same here in the Community. Have a great day!
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