1. SpeedGrader makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly.
2. SpeedGrader displays assignment submissions for active students in your course. However, SpeedGrader displays assignment submissions according to the current Gradebook settings for inactive enrolments and concluded enrolments. You can access SpeedGrader through Assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussions, and Gradebook.
3. SpeedGrader includes several areas to help you locate and view student submissions, grade submissions, and add comments to submissions.
4. The SpeedGrader menu includes several tools and resources to assist with grading assignments.
5. The left-hand side of the menu includes general settings and options, including:
• To return to the Gradebook, click the Gradebook icon.
• To post or hide the assignment, click the Visibility icon.
• To view SpeedGrader settings, click the Settings icon.
• SpeedGrader settings include:
o Options, which allows you to select student list sorting options and enable anonymous grading.
o Keyboard Shortcuts, which opens a list of keyboard shortcuts for SpeedGrader. You can also press the Comma key to view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu.
o Help, which opens the Canvas Help menu. The help menu icon matches the help icon set by a Canvas admin, so icons may vary across accounts.
6. To view assignment details on SpeedGrader, visit the center of the menu bar, which includes assignment information and overall grading information.
• Assignment information includes the name of the assignment, assignment due date, and the name of the course.
• To view the assignment details, click the name of the assignment.
• The assignment details page also lets you download all student submissions for the assignment.
• To return to the Course Home Page, click the name of the course.
• Grading information includes assignment statistics, including the number of assignments that have been graded out of the total number of students in the course and the average score and percentage. You can use this information to keep track of your grading progress.
7. To view students’ list, visit the right side of the menu bar, which includes the student list for the assignment. SpeedGrader opens the assignment for the first student listed in the student list, arranged alphabetically by last name. If you have activated student view, the Test Student will be shown at the end of the student list. The student list also displays the status of each student’s submission.
8. Once you have selected a student, the student’s submission displays in the preview window. Depending on the assignment and submission type, the SpeedGrader preview window may vary. Media submissions may display as an embedded file in SpeedGrader or only display as a downloadable file. To provide comments on document submissions, you can Use Canvas DocViewer to markup .pdf, .doc/.docx, and .ppt/.pptx assignments directly in SpeedGrader. SpeedGrader may take up to 10 minutes after an assignment is submitted to display a document that supports DocViewer. Download the submission, put feedback on the document, and re-upload the submission.
9. If a Google Drive or Microsoft Office 365 assignment upload is queued for submission, an Uploading image displays in place of the student submission. An Uploading icon also displays next to the assignment link.
10. When a Google Drive or Microsoft Office 365 assignment submission fails to upload, or when viewing an unsupported file type in SpeedGrader, an Upload Failed image displays. Failed submission uploads display an Upload Failed icon next to the assignment link.
11. SpeedGrader displays assignment submissions according to the current Gradebook settings for inactive enrollments and concluded enrollments.
• If an assignment includes a submission from an inactive or concluded student, a notice appears at the top of the SpeedGrader window.
• For group assignments where students are graded as a group, the group displays as long as there is at least one active student in the group. If there are no active students in the group, the group displays if one group member aligns with the enrolment settings in the Gradebook. For group assignments where students are graded individually, individual student submissions display according to the enrolment settings in the Gradebook.
• Inactive student submissions can still be graded in SpeedGrader, but students do not receive any notifications about their assignment and cannot view course grades.
• Concluded student submissions are read-only; they cannot be graded or receive comments.
12. If your course uses multiple grading periods, a notice appears at the top of the SpeedGrader window if an assignment is in a closed grading period. Assignments in a closed grading period cannot be edited.
13. The SpeedGrader sidebar provides all the submission details for the student shown in the student list. However, submission details are not shown when an assignment is graded anonymously.
• View the submission details, including the date and time of the submission; if an assignment was resubmitted, you can view previous versions of the submission.
• You can also download the submission file by clicking the link.
• Complete the assessment of the submission by entering a grade or using a rubric for grading, if available.
• Leave assignment feedback comments for the student in the comments section. Assignment comments also display as a new thread in Conversations.
14. Once you grade the submission, the student’s assignment indicator changes to a check mark, indicating that the submission has been graded. You can view the next student’s submission by clicking the arrow button next to the student list.
15. When evaluating group assignments, the student list displays the name of each group, unless the group assignment is graded individually. Evaluating group assignments follows the same process as for individual students. You can markup documents directly or download them for feedback, enter grades and view the rubric, and post and view comments.
16. If an assignment was set to be anonymous, the student list displays all student names as anonymous. The student list order does not match the order in the Gradebook and is randomized for each assignment. If an assignment is not anonymous, you can enable anonymous grading in SpeedGrader to hide student names at any time.