Rubric lines don't match up

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Hi everyone!

Is there a reason the rubric lines don't match up? Is it supposed to help students visually?

Thank you!


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Hi  @belen_rojas ...

There could a couple reasons why columns in a rubric may not line up exactly.  For example, if you had rating scales of 5, 4, 2, and 0 for some rows and rating scales of 10, 8, 4, and 0 for other could have completely different descriptions for what the 5-0 scales mean compared to the 10-0 scales.  Even though there are four ratings per range, that doesn't always mean the columns will line up exactly...especially if the descriptive text is different.  Another example is when I build courses for our faculty.  Sometimes I'll see rubrics that have a 5, 4, 2, 0 rating scale...but then at the end there will be a 2, 1, 0 scale, too.  So, we have a series of four ratings following by a few rows of three-celled ratings  Those columns won't ever line up.

I searched around the Community for an existing Feature Idea, and I came across this one:" modi....  If you feel that this Feature Idea aligns with something that you'd like to see implemented inside of Canvas, I would encourage you to vote on it and also consider adding a comment at the bottom letting Canvas engineers know why something like this would be important to you.

I hope this information will be of help to you.  Please let Community members know if you've got any questions about this...thanks!

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