Susan Meyers leads students through the practical world of travel writing in her summer online course, UCOR 3100 - Travel Writing: Near and Far. The first order of business in the course is to find out where everyone is writing from. Since this is a summer course it turns out that the students are all over the world as you can see by the introductory Padlet Susan includes in the first module.
All of Susan's assignments come with clear expectations, models and rubrics as you can see from the examples below where she makes extensive use of the Canvas rubric tool.
EXAMPLE OF PADLET WITH A MAP BACKGROUND USED TO LOCATE STUDENTS IN A SUMMER ONLINE COURSE
EXAMPLE CLEAR ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS WITH MODELS AND A RUBRIC
EXAMPLE OF RUBRIC IN CANVAS FOR A PROJECT PROPOSAL