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Create a student-accessible rubric for self-assessments

Create a student-accessible rubric for self-assessments

Our nursing and OTA staff are using self-assessments to help students evaluate their confidence in the skills they are learning for certification. The idea is that they can take this assessment and choose if they want to share it, see what things they need to brush up on and reflect on their experiences. Currently they are doing this on paper but as we go to more online course work, they would like to integrate this as an online activity within a course.

The peer review rubric as it is set up now would work, but we also like the model of the tests you take on social media that tell you that you're 90% geek!

Community Participant

In our case, we just finished transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas over the past five semesters.  Canvas was sold to faculty and staff as a better LMS, and overall I believe it is.  But yes...  When you have some of these basic functionality items that your old LMS had, that your new - "better" - LMS doesn't have and doesn't seem interested in developing, it is disappointing.

Community Member

Please add this feature! I wish my students to rate their professionalism based on class participation and attendance, including assignment punctuality. I also wish them to review a peer as well!

Community Participant

This would be a great feature for our 4000+ students. Keeping my fingers crossed that Canvas will develop this shortly. 

Community Participant

Keen interest in this across a number of departments at our university.  Sound pedagogy.   Please add my voice to your chorus.  Does it still help to have my faculty "Vote Up"  the original proposal?

Community Participant

Yes, please create this!  It has a lot of votes.  We needs students to fill out a rubric on their own to grade themselves on professionalism.  Then, later, the faculty will do a separate rubric to grade the student throughout the year.

Community Member

Pedagogically this would be a great feature. We would be able to help students get subject insights by make them think about what makes a good result and why. Further this can support students self-regulated learning. We need to help students build awareness on how learning don't require teachers to identify and provide the information they need to learn, and that learning is not driven by others. Using teacher created rubrics is supporting the notion that learning is just about passing the criteria set by others, not an intrinsic motivated activity for self progression. 

Community Champion

Doing Group assignment with students and stumbled on this option - the ability to self review your group's work


I wonder how much more it would take to include this element for self assessment?

Community Member

Just following up on this, I really would like this added. The features I need are:

(1) Randomly assign (or manually assign) a peer

(2) Allow the student to GRADE their peer, by letting know WHO they graded. Reviewer Grades Reviewee

(3) This grade APPEARS in the Reviewee's Gradebook, but the reviewer is NOT identified.

Thank you!

Community Member

I would use this as well. For big projects, I currently print out the rubric (formatting is a pain) and have students grade themselves as part of the reflection. 

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Status changed to: Open for Conversation
Community Member

I would love to see this. A setting where they force students to self-evaluate and read the rubric before they submit. They could also be required to list examples of why their work merits a certain rating in each criteria--much like teacher comments, only a little more visible (not a hidden click--just have the text entry box there). They could also highlight passages of text or hot spots in their submission or time markers to provide examples. I would like a checklist feature too--something they have to review and locate before they can submit.

Community Member

Great idea! I would LOVE for students to be able to self-assess on Canvas

Community Member

I would love to see the addition of a self-evaluation/ self review rubric. The addition would help facilitate the process of students critically viewing their own work. Great idea!

Community Participant

For four years people have been asking for this feature, explaining how it would add value to teaching & learning, alluding to educational best practices, etc and we're only to this idea being listed as Open for Conversation?  Yes, it's a step up from us all having the conversation by ourselves; at least we can hope that Instructure may be listening to some degree now but this, this is very aggravating.

There is already a way to create rubrics, lots of rubrics.  There are tons of options within those rubrics for whether or not the items are for a grade, for Learning Mastery, tied to a specific Outcome.  Why can't the rubric functionality be altered to allow for self-assessment?  Beyond that how great would it be if we could require students to complete a self-assessment as a step immediately before submitting their uploaded files?

Many of us encourage our students to take a look at the rubric before submitting, many have stated that they would print out the rubric and provide a hardcopy for the students to use.  In the current age of so much happening online, there should be some effort to facilitate more useful functionality to occur within our LMS so we don't need to ask our students to be printing out the rubrics at home to then upload again when it's time to submit their assignment.  These extra steps require greater time, effort, and equipment for our students and can be obstacles to their progress.

Community Member

Love this idea. This would be so helpful for students.

Community Member

Yes please!

Community Participant

This is absolutely a necessity for Canvas to add! 

As noted in a related thread that has been archived the research is clear. Students assessing their own work to help determine how to improve is essential.

Community Participant

This feature really needs to be added.  It has come up in multiple threads and been here for 4 years with some traction.  Please implement this feature. 

Community Member

Is there any status update to this? Four years is a long time to wait. 

Community Member

Really, really need the students to be able to self assess. They have been on elearning so long now and their work continues to go down hill. Would love for them to be able to complete a rubric right there in their assignment box before they submit their work. We need them to be doing more high quality work and if they could see what they were missing before they turned it in, it would be easy for the quality to improve.