A well-constructed assessment is designed to provide learners the opportunity to reach an outcome that is measurable and specific. Assessments will include a descriptive grading criteria that is communicated to learners. A rubric is an indispensable tool used to describe grading criteria and accurately measure learners’ progress towards accomplishment of a specific outcome. Canvas provides a robust, flexible rubric creation tool that can be linked to any assignment created in Canvas. In the brief video below, Mike Smedshammer takes you on a brief tour of his online class to show you what a rubric looks like in Canvas and explain why he integrates them his assessments.