Is this a tool you would like to use with your students?
I use the Canvas on a biweekly basis. The students are to watch a video and read an article on a current event- they are then to write 2 paragraphs, one summary paragraph and one opinion article.
What were your likes/dislikes?
I like using the Canvas tool because it allows the students to not only see what they are being graded on, but then I am able to speed grade and see where students are lacking in their work. For example, if they are not doing so great on Grammar, I can give them a 5, 3, or 0 on Grammar, but also comment on what they can do to improve the score for next week.
What would you do differently in the future
I actually have already edited my rubric from one current event to the next. I have added a few extra point options so that the students were getting all or nothing points. As you can see below. The first picture is my previous Rubric, the one on the bottom is my new rubric.