Dear community,

So far, I could only find that when grading using rubrics, one can adjust the assignment's grade to match the rubric's grade. Since assignments normally have fixed ranges (i.e. 0-10 or 0-100) and rubrics depend on the number and type of learning outcomes and criteria included, the above matching might not be satisfactory.

I wanted to ask if there is a way to do the opposite and adjust the rubric's grade to match the assignment's one. I.e. if the total grade of the rubric is 30 and the assignment is 100, then each rubric item will be multiplied by 10/3.

If not, is it because of the required change to learning outcomes grades across assignments? This is only cosmetic in order to present the students with uniform grading and should not affect the way the learning outcomes are calculated between assignments. I.e. a learning outcomes of 5 points will still be considered as 5 points and not as 5 * 10 / 3 for all purposes except for calculating the grade of the specific assignment.

Best regards,

Tomer

Hi Tomer Libal

Currently this is not possible (unless you are into manual calculations to adjust criteria ratings) through the Canvas UX. You could request this as a new feature. Learn how at How does the feature idea process work?

However, I take an entirely different approach. Those "0 - 10 or 0 - 100" ranges that you mentioned are entirely arbitrary, and really are a hangover from the days of the manual gradebook (I mean way back even before Excel) to accommodate and simplify grade calculations for math challenged faculty. Used to do the same myself - 10 points for assignments, 25 for quizzes, and 100 for exams. My wake-up call came one day when I was scrounging for a few extra items for an exam, because it didn't equal 100 yet. All of a sudden that old Edison lamp dimly shone above my bald head, and I asked myself, "so what? This is entirely unnecessary in the age of the LMS with grade books that automatically convert raw scores to letter grades. I just make the point value whatever works, and in your case - whatever the outcome-based rubric dictates. Score what you want, and let the Gradebook sort it out!

Agent K