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## Rubric Ratings

I am not able to list a range of grading ratings for each 'criteria ' on a rubric without repeating a particular 'score'. e.g. if a 'B' is 60-70 and an 'A' is 70 -100 the repetition of the 70 here is an issue. if I change the  '70' to a '69' or '71' it changes both iterations of that number. Adding decimal places also does not change this repetition.

Are there any work arounds that may mitigate this?  Any help appreciated.

Many thanks

1 Solution
Instructure Alumni

In a rubric, the B and A fields can't both contain the figure 70 unless one includes the > or < symbol (if both fields simply contained 70, the rubric wouldn't know what to do with the score). So B would need to be 60-69 (edited to add: or <70, which represents a figure below 70) and A needs to be 70-100. You'll find details in the Select Range section of  How do I add a rubric in a course?

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Instructure Alumni

In a rubric, the B and A fields can't both contain the figure 70 unless one includes the > or < symbol (if both fields simply contained 70, the rubric wouldn't know what to do with the score). So B would need to be 60-69 (edited to add: or <70, which represents a figure below 70) and A needs to be 70-100. You'll find details in the Select Range section of  How do I add a rubric in a course?

Community Member

Exactly and that is my point, as I mentioned in my original post. Canvas will not allow me to have 100 >70 for one grade and then 69>60 for the next.

Instructure Alumni

@AnthonyBailey  Here's a screenshot of one of my rubrics:

Have you enabled ranges on the rubric?

Community Member

So the repetition of 2.3 is not a problem?? That looks like the same point value in two Ratings to me?

Instructure Alumni

That is not the same point value in two ranges, because one of them represents the single point figure 2.3, and the other represents >2.3 (i.e., any value greater than 2.3 up to 4.3).

Community Member

But  (in your example) if a student gets 2.3 what rating do they have?

Community Member

Here is screenshot of rubric.

Instructure Alumni

That looks perfect! Do you still need assistance with this?

Community Member

I am really sorry but I can't see this as a solution...this is the problem that I originally stated. What grade does one of my students get if they get 70? Is it a B or an A?

Instructure Alumni

@AnthonyBailey Your rubric clearly defines 70 as a B. Anything above 70 and up to 100 is an A.

Community Member

I am sorry to disagree but a student getting 70 will look at rubric and ask 'why have I not got a A as it clearly says 70-100 is an A?'

Instructure Alumni

When a student says that to you, explain to them the significance of the > symbol in front of the 70.

Community Member

This is not solved.

Instructure Alumni

Sorry to hear that! Could you help us understand what additional help you need in creating this rubric?

Instructure Alumni

@AnthonyBailey  I made a slight edit to the reply marked as the Solution to indicate the significance of the < and > symbols when creating the ranges.

Community Member

Ah I hadn't actually noticed the '>' symbol! Many thanks.