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How to add rubric for ALL assignments/discussions at once?

Hello all! 

I know how to add rubrics to assignments individually, but this is extremely time-consuming to have to add/edit the rubric per each discussion board, or assignment module. 

Is there any way to add my "Discussion Board" rubric to ALL discussion boards at once rather than having to do it board by the board? 

Thanks in advance! 


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Good evening, @MHarley ...

Assuming that you are using the same "Discussion Board" rubric for all of your discussion topics, here's an idea for you.

  1. Create a generic discussion topic in your course which you will use as a template for all discussion topics.  In this template topic, include any settings that you want to apply to all of your topics you'll create.  How do I create a discussion as an instructor? - Canvas Community
  2. Attach your "Discussion Board" rubric to this templated discussion topic.  How do I add a rubric to a graded discussion? - Canvas Community
  3. Once your templated discussion topic is saved, return to your Discussions index page.  How do I use the Discussions Index Page? - Canvas Community
  4. Click the three dots next to the templated discussion topic to make a duplicate.  How do I duplicate a discussion in a course? - Canvas Community
  5. A duplicate of your templated discussion topic will appear.  Go into this new topic, and change the name.  The rubric you had attached to the templated discussion topic will also be attached to this new discussion topic.

Side note: If you go to your "Rubrics" screen, you should now see your "Discussion Board" rubric listed there.  You can click on it to view it, but you'll only see a button to delete the rubric.  Normally, you would also see a button to also edit the rubric, but since you are using the exact same rubric in more than one graded item in your course, Canvas does not allow you to edit the rubric on this screen.  If you would ever need to edit this rubric, you would need to remove the rubric from all but one of your graded discussion topics.  Then, come back to this "Rubrics" screen, and you should be able to edit the rubric as needed.  Finally, you would need to re-attach the rubric each of those topics.

You should be able to carry out a similar process for Canvas assignment as well.

I hope this has helped a bit.  Sing out if you have any other questions about this...thanks!  Take care, stay safe, and be well.