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jwitulski
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Assignment using External Tools and Rubric Access

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I have rubrics set up.  When I use the external tool like Google Cloud Documents, the rubrics button is not there when I save and publish the assignment. 

I have attached pictures of two different assignments. The first two (8.39.32/8.39.40) are from the same assignment using the external tool (Google Cloud Docs) and the last photo (8.39.59) is an assignment not using the external tool.  As you can see, the last one shows the +Rubric, while the former doesn't. Some assignments I use needs to have a rubric. 

The same thing can be said for an external app like Flipgrid connected into Canvas. I have rubrics set up for the assignments but cannot access them with the external tool in use. The only buttons I see after saving/publicizing the assignment with the external tool is the two buttons: Edit Assignment Settings and Speed Grader

I did do a search in Guides, seems as if there's not a specific topic on this.  If there is one, please direct me there. 

TIA

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chofer
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Hi  @jwitulski ...

What you'll want to do is create your assignment like normal (without selecting an external tool) so that you can attach the rubric to it via the "+ Rubric" button.  Once your rubric is attached, edit the assignment again, but this time select the external tool that you want to incorporate with the assignment.  Save your changes to the assignment.  Even though it will appear that the rubric has disappeared and un-attached itself from the assignment, it's actually still there (or it should be).  Go to the SpeedGrader for the assignment, and then act like you are going to start grading a student's submission.  You should be able to open the rubric there.  Also, another thing to look at is the assignment from the Student View.  You should be able to carry out these steps: How do I view the rubric for my external tool assignment?

I hope this will be of help to you, Joanna.  Sing out if you have any other questions.  Be well, and stay safe.

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chofer
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Hi  @jwitulski ...

What you'll want to do is create your assignment like normal (without selecting an external tool) so that you can attach the rubric to it via the "+ Rubric" button.  Once your rubric is attached, edit the assignment again, but this time select the external tool that you want to incorporate with the assignment.  Save your changes to the assignment.  Even though it will appear that the rubric has disappeared and un-attached itself from the assignment, it's actually still there (or it should be).  Go to the SpeedGrader for the assignment, and then act like you are going to start grading a student's submission.  You should be able to open the rubric there.  Also, another thing to look at is the assignment from the Student View.  You should be able to carry out these steps: How do I view the rubric for my external tool assignment?

I hope this will be of help to you, Joanna.  Sing out if you have any other questions.  Be well, and stay safe.

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jwitulski
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That worked. Thanks for the help. 

Thank you for answering. I am having a similar issue and this helps. That being said, it would alleviate a lot of concern and confusion if the rubric was still visible even though the instructor is using an external tool.

Is this not something that can be easily changed?

@Robert_Shahan ...

Not really sure how easy (or not easy) this would be to change from a programming/software engineering standpoint.  However, there is a Feature Idea that's available here in the Community which, hopefully, would address your question:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/LTI-External-Tools-Ability-to-Add-Rubric/idi-p...

You might want to take a look at this one, evaluate it, an then add a comment to it letting Instructure engineers know why this would be important to you.

I know this might not be the exact answer you were looking for, but I hope that it helps to answer your question.

Take care, stay safe, and be well.