Hello Canvas Community,
As I edit ratings in existing Canvas rubrics, I am starting to wonder if there is an easier way to do this that saves some time.
I'm not sure exactly what part of editing you're hoping to save time with, so I'll provide some resources related to rubrics in hopes that one helps.
As for editing an existing rubric, the only thing I'm aware of is Sorting Rubrics Made Easy. It allows you to drag / drop rows of a rubric to reorder them.
If you're talking about creating rubrics in the first place (as opposed to editing existing ones), then Importing Rubrics from a Spreadsheet allows you to design the rubric in a spreadsheet and then copy/paste it into Canvas.
If you're talking about finding rubrics in the current course when you go to add a rubric to an assessment, then Sorting the Find a Rubric dialog will move the current context to the top of the list so you don't have to look through all of the courses to find the current one.
These, and other Canvas Enhancements are listed on the Canvancements page.
Those items I listed are all add-ins. Built into the core Canvas product is the ability to duplicate a rubric criterion, so you can set up the ratings you want and then duplicate it so you don't have to keep retyping the ratings and points over and over. This is explained in the Canvas Instructor's Guide How do I add a rubric in a course?
Thanks James Jones for sharing all of your resources. I was adding written descriptions for ratings in an existing rubrics. For instance, writing comments to explain each point value. I just remembered Canvas allows us to now duplicate criterion. The next time, I will complete the written descriptions for ratings in one criterion, then just duplicate the criterion.
I have been working my way through your resources, and I think I will try the importing rubrics from a spreadsheet next. I added the sorting rubrics, and I find it quite helpful. Your instructions are user-friendly.
Thanks again for your time.
Good point about the duplication. I had forgotten about that (probably since I don't use it and didn't write it). I'm going to go back and add it to the message so someone coming in at another point in time will have a more complete list.
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