I'm trying to create a rubric with point ranges. However, the ranges are overlapping. For example, in the first column, the point range is 30-28, and the next should be 27-25. However, the rubric will only allow me to have 30-28, and 28-25...or 30-27 and 27-25. Is there are way to create the ranges so the numbers are not overlapping? This is what I'm trying to do:

Kelly Winchell,

Behind the scenes, the rubrics don't overlap.

The number that you enter is the top score and is included in the interval. It's also the number you get if you click on the rubric.

The low point value is part of the next lower rating and is not included.

Cosmetically, it doesn't look good, and it can be confusing. At least it's not as bad as asking people to pick where a number should go and then giving intervals like: 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20. Canvas writes that as 5 to >0, 10 to >5, 15 to >10, and 20 to >15. In the US, we normally write that as 0 < x ≤ 5, 5 < x ≤ 10, and so on. And technically, if you put 0, it does count in the lowest group, despite Canvas saying >0.

But it is purely cosmetic.

Unfortunately, there's not an easy way to change that (by not easy, I mean it would involve writing custom JavaScript to look for rubrics that have ranges and then modify it and then installing that at the account level).

The rubrics don't let you enter the lower and upper cutoffs, just the upper. The lower cutoff is automatically the upper cutoff of the next lower range.

You do not have to have integer values, though. Canvas is perfectly willing to accept decimals. Here's a screenshot of a quick rubric I threw together while testing this to demonstrate this.

For your purposes, enter the upper limit of each rating. For example, for your first criterion, use

30 exemplary, 28.2 acceptable, 24.5 developing, and 21.9 unsatisfactory.

If you click on the rubric to select a rating, that's the value it will use. Otherwise, you can type in a number. Note that if you type 22, which isn't in any category, it would go to developing since unsatisfactory ended at 21.9