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LTI External Tools - Ability to Add Rubric

LTI External Tools - Ability to Add Rubric

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This is a resurrected feature: LTI External Tools and Rubrics

 

The original text provided by the one and only Chris Hofer is as follows:

 

"When creating an Assignment in a course that uses the Submission Type of External Tool (Example: Turnitin LTI app), there isn't a way to add a Canvas rubric after the Assignment settings are saved.  The work-around for this is to create an Assignment the normal way (and not selecting External Tool as the Submission Type), and then you can add your rubric.  Next, go back into the editing screen of the Assignment, and change the Submission Type to External Tool.  You can then access your rubric via the SpeedGrader for grading students.  It would be nice to be able to also have an "Add Rubric" button on the screen for those assignments submitted through an External Tool."

 

I don't think I could say it better. We really need this to smooth out the not-so-smooth workflow of adding a rubric to a Turnitin assignment. With how heavily many institutions use Turnitin, this is not so much a feature request as it is a "must."

82 Comments
Robert_Shahan
Surveyor

I would echo much of the sentiment already presented here. This is an issue that would alleviate a lot of confusion/anxiety if it were fixed.

It is not specific to turnitin but rather all external tools remove the option to add, see, or edit an existing rubric. 

Can we please elevate this to the level of necessary software development fix?

Chager
Surveyor

Is there any progress on this issue? Using Google Docs / Slides as an External Tool allows my kids to easily hand in their written work with less confusion and fewer errors. The workaround gives me access to the rubric but not the kids? Has that changed? Any new workarounds? 

harta
Surveyor

Checking in to see if there's been any movement on this request. I would LOVE to use a Canvas rubric with the Google Drive Cloud Assignment or any of the other external tools that trigger speed grader. 

rmariucci
Surveyor

yes yes yes!!!  (I'm not sure how to Kudo this, but I wanted to support it!!)

jfox5
Surveyor

The inability to add a rubric at the first stages of the assignment building continues to be an issue. I addition, the inability to add rubrics to quizzes makes the use of rubrics very limited. For those teachers wanting SGB features, hopefully this will become a renewed priority. 

Michellek
Surveyor

Yes, please!

jarosenblum
Surveyor II

Hiya folks, just adding a voice to this chorus. We've got a new Dig Equity cert in the works for K-12 teachers here at UT Austin. We really need for a rubric for external tools feature to happen. I know folks here have been waiting here for 4 years! Fingers crossed on a resolution soon. 

jwisniewski
Surveyor

This is still a feature that needs to be included. Using the workaround is doable, but it prevents you from going in to remove or revise a rubric. I recently had to make changes to the assignment which meant the rubric I had originally attached was no longer valid. I can't remove the rubric, and students are confused because there are aspects of the rubric which don't make any sense anymore.

With more and more of us doing school virtually, using features like the Google Cloud Assignment are lifesavers, but we need the ability to add and change rubrics because those are an essential part of the feedback needed for virtual learning. 

jarosenblum
Surveyor II

Has someone tried this workaround with the Flipgrid tool? I've done the workaround and no rubric is visible. 

jarosenblum
Surveyor II

AH wait I see it in Speedgrader--but the rubric isn't available to view as a link in the assignment on the student end, which is why I was confused. 

sschackmann
Surveyor II

This would be a wonderful fix for those of us who utilize external tools for homework when using some publisher materials like McGraw-Hill Connect, etc.

melayna_moore
Surveyor II

I agree that this is a small but work/life improvement fix. It can be a real nuisance when you created a whole assignment and then realize you forgot to add a rubric. This means you have to go back into the assignment change the settings. Leave the assignment to add the rubric. Then go back into the assignment to change the settings as an external tool assignment. This could also be fixed by having the ability to add the rubric while creating the assignment instead of after you have saved it.

amy_petersen
Surveyor

Agreed!  Please make that change sooner rather than later!

NicLSim
Surveyor II

Yes, PLEASE!!! I thought I'd be able to do this with Flipgrid, but nope- now I'm hoping that I can grade student submissions within flipgrid using the rubric there and that the grades will integrate. SO FRUSTRATING. It's these little things that make these integrations not effective.

frances_tee
Surveyor

I would like to +1 this feature request. Its very counter-intuitive to set a rubric, then change assignment type and not be able to see the rubric at all. 

twassmer
Surveyor II

Is this still not possible????

ireym
Surveyor

I agree - this is terrible that you have to know exactly the order to put it in. I'm using flipgrid and was hoping to use the rubrics. Apparently one of the assignments I accidentally did the correct order, but not the others. I already have students submitting assignments so I do not want to delete the assignments and do this with the rubric first. I hope Canvas decides to fix this.

jhalpert
Surveyor

My co-teacher and I are using a new feature called Harmonize for students to submit videos and be able to comment on each other's. We grade those videos using a rubric in Canvas. But now the rubric won't show up because we're using an external tool. It would be great if there would be a solution to this that would allow the rubric to be attached to the assignment so students can see it even though we're using an external tool.

phillcam
Surveyor

Chiming in that multiple language instructors at the University of Michigan would also like to see this improved workflow.

evansall
Surveyor

This would be wonderful!  I would use this for Turn-it-in assignments!