Is there a place where I can build a rubric that I want to use over and over in various assignments????
Hi Stacy -
More definitely. But I encourage you to start with the section on RUBRICS in the Canvas instructor guide, which is accessible from this page: Canvas Instructor Guide And, there's other things to consider, as well, such as did your school/department create Outcomes on their own?
There's lots of material covering rubrics in the guide linked above. But briefly, if you head to OUTCOMES on the side menu of any course site, and then select MANAGE RUBRICS at the upper right, you will find that you can add a rubric there via the ADD RUBRIC button. You can then create an assignment and click "Find a Rubric" to populate that assignment with a rubric that you created.
Most of our instructors, however, add the assignment FIRST, and then click the CREATE A RUBRIC button. That's fine, too, since any rubric that you create for an assignment will automatically get added to that OUTCOMES area, which can then be used later.
That said, check with you local friendly Canvas administrator. It's very possible that your department/school has created some Outcomes at an account level that you, in turn, can embed in your rubrics. That's covered in the Guide, as well.
And finally, you can IMPORT rubrics from an existing Canvas course site that you have already created rubrics for into another one. In fact, I have some instructors who use that import function to ONLY import rubrics and nothing else from one class to another. Importing content from another class that you teach is covered here: How do I copy content from another Canvas course? . I'm sure others in the community will offer some other suggestions and best practices.
Stacy, absolutely! Last semester I used the same discussion rubric for all of my rubrics and it worked great! Ken Black provided the link to the Instructor Guides, but here's the link directly to the rubric specific information - Rubrics.
Hope all the information provided helps!
Stacy, our school has always recommended as a best practice creating the rubric(s) first (through the Outcomes tab) and then attaching it/them to multiple assignments. Keep in mind that once you've added the same rubric to more than one assignment, you can no longer edit it, so you must first sure that your rubric is designed exactly as you want it before adding it to multiple assignments. See: How do I edit a rubric in a course?
Have you had a chance to look through the Guides? You'll find many of your design questions are addressed in the lessons there.
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