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Tips on Using Rubrics to Grade Assignments

If you have used the rubric tool in Canvas for assignments, you might notice that the grades would not automatically populate in the grade box. This is caused by a bug in Canvas but can be easily fixed by a few clicks:

  1. After adding the rubric to an assignment, click the “Edit Rubric” icon.

 Edit Rubric graphic

  1. Check the box for “Use this rubric for assignment grading”, and “Update Rubric”.

Update Rubric graphic

  1. If you have already graded some students before making the change, you will need to resubmit the grades via the rubric from the Speedgrader.