Advaced Features Canvas Course Design

Managing Rubrics

A Rubric is an assessment tool used to communicate performance expectations to students. Rubrics are typically comprised of performance criteria and defined levels of performance organized in rows and columns respectively. Rubrics can also aid in more consistent grading by multiple graders.

Rubrics in Canvas can be aligned with:

To learn more about Canvas Rubrics, feel free to watch the Rubric Video and view the Rubric Tutorials on this page.

Rubric Video

Note: While the Rubric Video is aimed at Administrators, the content within it applies to Instructors as well. To access Rubrics as an Instructor, go to Outcomes then select Manage Rubrics.

Rubric Tutorials

Advaced Features Canvas Course Design

Managing Sections

Courses and sections work together in Canvas. Sections help subdivide students within a course and offer section-specific options such as varied due dates for assignments, discussions, and quizzes. Sections can also be used to create student groups.

Think of the Course as the location where students will:

  • access course content
  • interact with the instructor
  • interact with other students

Sections are groups of students created to manage administrative differences within the course. Each section still has access to the content within the course as well as the instructor and other students. However, the Sections allows the instructor to:

  • Manage different instructional timelines
  • Vary assignment due dates by Section
  • View/Manage grades by Section
  • Assign TAs or Facilitators to specific Sections for grading

At the Geisel School of Medicine, Sections will likely be used to:

  • Manage Clerkship Rotations
  • Manage OnDoctoring Facilitator Groups
  • Manage Small Group discussions

To learn more about Sections, feel free to view the Sections Tutorials on this page.

Sections Tutorials