Rubrics in Canvas are typically tied to outcomes to help you align all kinds of assignments and assessments in your course. You can still use rubrics independently of outcomes, which is a good practice to help make your grading of writing assignments more consistent and accessable to students. Plus, when you have a rubric, it becomes even easier to grade using SpeedGrader!
Adding a Rubric to an Assignment
Since rubrics can be made independently of assignments, they have to specifically be added to assignments of various types. If you want to align your grading completely through rubrics, this is a greate practice. Otherwise, this is also a good pratice for keeping your grading fair and consistent.
If you are interested in tying your course together to your Course Outcomes explore the information on rubrics and outcomes:
For more information about using a Rubric with SpeedGrader, explore our Using SpeedGrader guides.