How to: Create a rubric in Canvas

Emma YenchAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, Feedback and Assessment, How to, Resources, Rubric, SpeedgraderLeave a Comment

A rubric is a matrix of assessment criteria that attempt to communicate expectations of quality for an assessment task or activity.  A well designed assessment rubric is a key element in providing good assignment feedback. It enables students to understand what is required, what the priorities are, and what will get a good response from you, the assessor. It enables you … Read More

Are your assignments set up correctly?

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Now that the initial flurry of activity around Higher Ed Semester 1 go live is starting to settle, its a good time to draw breath and do a quick check on your assignment settings before students start submitting work. Here are a few common Assignment setup issues that are worth checking: Common Assignment set up issues Assignments that say they … Read More

How to: Set up group assignments

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Canvas group assignments allow two or more students to submit or demonstrate collaborative work, receive shared feedback and grades, or receive individual feedback and grades. * A group Discussion is a discussion that is confided to a specific group of students. Groups cannot see one another’s posts. A graded group Discussion is still an individual activity that is marked individually.  … Read More

How to: grade students anonymously

Zaina Indira NehmeAssessment, Assessment, Assignments, Canvas, Examples of practice, Feedback & Assessment, Feedback and Assessment, Gradebook, How to, Learning Management Systems, LMS, SpeedgraderLeave a Comment

There might be times when, as a teacher, you might like to mark students assessment without knowing who has submitted them.  Simply, Canvas allows you to hide the students name in SpeedGrader.   To hide student names from Speedgrader, follow the instructions below: This Canvas function is equivalent to Blackboard’s Anonymous Grading function which was found in the Grade Centre. 524 … Read More

Tips & tricks for managing and grading Canvas Assignments

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Following are a selection of tips for using Assignments and Gradebook. If you know of other tricks, mistakes to avoid, or ways to make the most of Assignments and the Gradebook, please share them in the Comments below. For general how-to information on assessment and feedback in Canvas, see Canvas Help: Feedback & Assessment. Mute assignments until you’re ready to release … Read More

How to: Grade an assignment using Speedgrader

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Speedgrader is the Canvas marking tool which allows you to view, annotate, comment on, and grade student assignment submissions online. In addition to grading online submissions, Speedgrader can also be used to provide comments and grades on work that is not submitted online (in-class presentations or paper-based submissions, for example). Speedgrader is built upon the same functionality as the Blackboard … Read More

How to: Add weighting to assessment items in Canvas

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In Canvas you can use assignment groups to set up percentage weighting for the assessment items in your course, which then tells Canvas how to calculate students’ progress in the course, and automatically calculates grades for you. First you must create your assessment items (called Assignments in Canvas) – For further assistance with this, refer to How to: create an … Read More

How to: Use Turnitin in Canvas

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Turnitin is a text-matching software that assists students to demonstrate academic integrity in their work. It also allows instructors to easily provide feedback to students and assess their work quickly. Through Feedback Studio, instructors can engage students with targeted feedback. There are two ways to set up a Turnitin assignment, however in order to ensure that the assessment is listed under … Read More

How to: Get started with Canvas quizzes

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Quizzes in Canvas are a type of assignment designed to assess student understanding and comprehension of course material. Quizzes can be both graded and ungraded. You can create four different types of quizzes in Canvas. These are: The table below compares the types of questions available in Canvas and Blackboard. To road-test the question types you can use in a … Read More