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Toggle rubrics from a vertical view to a horizontal view

Toggle rubrics from a vertical view to a horizontal view

#Outcomes #BetterRubrics 

In the Speedgrader, create an option to toggle rubrics from a vertical view to a horizontal view so that longer rubrics are visible without scrolling.

Most teachers didn’t like using the rubrics because they don’t display well in the Speedgrader. Please consider making a change to the display, so teacher can display rubrics and outcomes that are longer.

When Canvas auto generate rubrics from outcomes, it makes them horizontal, so it makes sense in the space for the rubric in the speedgrader to also be horizontal or at least to have a horizontal version.

With the division of the speedgrader as it is now, the rubric "blocks" a significant portion of the student work, so teachers have to constantly slide the submission left and right to read it or shrink it to such an extent that it is not legible to all but the sharpest eyes.

The idea is for the  rubric itself would remain the same, but the viewing pane would take up the bottom of the speedgrader rather than the right side.  You could also imagine it as a splitscreen where student work (at page width) is visible on the top with the rubric across the bottom rather than being divided left and right. Teachers would still have to scroll down to see the bottom of the student submission, but that would be preferable to constant left/right scrolling.

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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @21051 ‌, please help us clarify this feature idea:

(1) Have the instructors used the drag bar in the middle of SpeedGrader to resize the rubric so it displays in its entirety? This setting persists across all submissions for an assignment, and using it might well eliminate many scrolling issues. It's described in the Resize Rubric section of https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26537-4152724107 

(2) What does "toggle from a vertical view to a horizontal view" mean? Does this involve turning the rows into columns and the columns into rows? Or something else?

Thanks!

nicole_blackmon
Community Member

Yes, teachers have tried stretching the rubric, but it is just not a good solution given the massive size of our IB rubrics--even the abbreviated ones. The stretched display usually stays stretched when switching across student submissions but not always, which is annoying.

When Canvas auto generates rubrics from outcomes, it makes them horizontal, so it makes sense in the space for the rubric in the speedgrader to also be horizontal or at least to have a horizontal version.

With the division of the speedgrader as it is now, the rubric "blocks" a significant portion of the student work, so teachers have to constantly slide the submission left and right to read it or shrink it to such an extent that it is not legible to all but the sharpest eyes.

As far as turning columns to rows, no. The rubric itself would remain the same, but the viewing pane would take up the bottom of the speedgrader rather than the right side. I imagine the code and functionality would be similar to that used to move the windows taskbar to the left or right edge of the display rather than the bottom of the screen. You could also imagine it as a splitscreen where student work (at page width) is visible on the top with the rubric across the bottom rather than being divided left and right. Teachers would still have to scroll down to see the bottom of the student submission, but that would be preferable to constant left/right scrolling.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Thanks for providing all of that clarity on the idea,  @nicole_blackmon .  @john_lien ‌, since what Nicole described—"but the viewing pane would take up the bottom of the speedgrader rather than the right side"—is integral to consideration of the idea, would you please edit the idea description to reflect that? People assessing this idea will need to know that they're voting for a significant UI change to the SpeedGrader. We're going to place this idea into Moderating status temporarily as we look forward to your response.

21051
Community Member

stefaniesanders I took  @nicole_blackmon 's explanation and I incorporated in the description. We have a large community of teachers that really want to integrate the International Baccalaureate outcomes in Canvas and this is the feedback we received at the district office from them.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Thanks for that quick action,  @john_lien ‌! The idea is once again open for voting.

dcourtney
Community Member

Has there been any movement towards updating the Rubrics display? The current Canvas display is clunky and hard to read compared to others I have seen.  Sorry if I have missed it, I have looked and not found anything.