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susan_rushworth
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Rubric view not full screen

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Speed grader defaults to split view on entry - document viewer on the left, rubric and comments on the right.

I can get the doc viewer to be full screen (rubric and comments hidden) by clicking on the 3 dots on the left of the line that splits the two views. 

I can't do the same for the rubrics and comments view even though there is a matching 3 dots to the right of the split line. It even changes the mouse to a 'hand' pointer when I position over them, but clicking does nothing.

It would be really useful to be able to have the rubric full screen when entering marks and comments, rather than having it restricted to only the right-hand quarter of the screen (as docviewer occupies the remaining three quarters). 

See screenshot attached. 

It looks a lot like a bug to me...

I use Chrome, but I have tried with Safari and Firefox - no difference.

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Hi Chris,

I tried that and it didn’t work with the dots on the rubric side, so I experimented with the dots on the docviewer side and found that I can drag them left to expand the rubric screen.

So problem solved, but not exactly intuitive. Why bother with the dots on the rubric side of the split screen if they don’t do anything?

I’ve wrestled with this issue for the 6 months I’ve been using Canvas and the Canvas expert at my teaching institution couldn’t find a solution which suggests I’m not alone in struggling with this.

Susan

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chofer
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Hello  @susan_rushworth ...

I see what you mean, and I can replicate this same behavior in my Google Chrome browser.  However, the three dots on either side of that vertical line are meant to be more of a click-and-drag.  So, hover your mouse over the dots (on either side of the line), click and hold your mouse button, and then drag it left/right to expand the rubric to however large you want.

Hope this helps a bit, Susan.  Let Community members know if you have any other questions about this...thanks!  Stay safe...be well.

Hi Chris,

I tried that and it didn’t work with the dots on the rubric side, so I experimented with the dots on the docviewer side and found that I can drag them left to expand the rubric screen.

So problem solved, but not exactly intuitive. Why bother with the dots on the rubric side of the split screen if they don’t do anything?

I’ve wrestled with this issue for the 6 months I’ve been using Canvas and the Canvas expert at my teaching institution couldn’t find a solution which suggests I’m not alone in struggling with this.

Susan

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So problem solved, but not exactly intuitive. Why bother with the dots on the rubric side of the split screen if they don’t do anything?

 @susan_rushworth ...

I don't really have an answer as to why this is the case...you'd have to ask Instructure about that.  However, the process to expand the rubric so you can see more of it in the SpeedGrader is described in this Guide: How do I use a rubric to grade submissions in SpeedGrader?.

Hope this helps.

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the advice but I did search for how to resize the window and it didn’t come up. Also, even if I look at these instructions, it isn’t clear how you resize it. The explanation suggests that you click on the column, but that’s not actually how it works.

You can keep directing me to instructions if you like – my point is that it’s not easy to work out, the instructions are hard to find and even then they aren’t clear. Please don’t blame the victim (which is how it feels even if not how it is intended).

Regards

Susan

Hello  @susan_rushworth ...

The instructions in the linked Guide that I provided to you indicate:

To resize the rubric window, click and drag the sizing column horizontally.

If you feel that this is still unclear or better wording is needed, you can always post a comment to the bottom of that Guide for the Canvas Documentation Team.  They read our comments and will consider your comments.  I've found they are very open to making updates to their documentation when something isn't clear or the Guide does not explain fully why something is the way it is.  Please consider posting a comment to that Guide...thanks.