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Attach a Rubric to an Assignment

Last updated on June 10, 2024

You can add a rubric to an assignment or discussion to help students understand your expectations and how you intend to score their submissions. Rubrics also integrate into SpeedGrader, making grading quick and efficient! Once your rubric is attached to an assignment, refer to the Grade with a Rubric tutorial to use your your rubric for grading.


  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas Account.
  4. Select the Course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the Assignment within the Module you’d like to edit.
  7. Click the Name of the assignment.
  8. Click the + Rubric button.
    • Note: These steps assume the rubric has already been created. To create a new rubric, visit the “Create a Rubric in Canvas” tutorial.
  9. Click Find a Rubric. The Find Existing Rubric window will appear
  10. Click the appropriate Course on the left side of the window.
  11. Click on the desired Rubric Title in the middle column. The rubric will be displayed in the right portion of the window.
  12. Click Use This Rubric, located below the rubric display.