How Rubrics Can Inspire Your Students’ Best Work

A well-done rubric is a thing of beauty for both students and instructors. They provide students with a set of guidelines to help them meet your expectations for the assignment and they provide you with a method to streamline your feedback and grading. But when they’re not set up well, a rubric is no use to anyone! Let’s look at what makes an effective rubric effective.

If you’d like a few more specifics, here’s a short article on How to Write Great Rubrics.

Posted in Byte-Sized Canvas.

Passionate about teaching and learning, Helen enjoys showing instructors how to apply best pedagogical practices in Canvas to create dynamic courses that keep their students engaged.


  1. Hi Helen,
    Love your videos! We’d like to know where you got your graphics from? Like the people and drawing of the rubric.

    Thank you for your fun and entertaining AND educational videos!

    • Hi, Laura,

      I make many of my graphics in Canva. Some are from google searches. (I’m pretty low tech and certainly not a graphic designer myself. ;-))


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