In fall 2017, I piloted the use of single-point rubrics for certain assignements in my online ENH 245 class. Typically, a single-point rubric provides the criteria for proficiency, and then allows for feedback for how a student exceeded or failed to achieve proficiency in given areas, the goal being that the "undefined advanced column" places no limits on how students might stretch themselves" (Gonzalez, 2014). While I believe the rubric tool in Canvas impacted the effectiveness rubric as it did not “look” like a typical single-point rubric, and I had difficulty quantifying whether the single-point rubrics resulted in more thorough and thoughtful submissions compared to assignments that did not, the students had a positive reception to the rubric. For instance, 54% (12 students) agreed that “the open-ended rubric prompted me to go more in-depth with my answers because I did not feel constrained,” 81.8% agreed that “The instructor feedback on assignments prompted me to make changes or improvements on my next assignment." Please see the attachment for more details!