1. The Gradebook helps instructors easily view and enter grades for students. Depending on the Grade display type, grades for each assignment can be viewed as points, percentage, complete or incomplete, GPA scale, or letter grade. Only graded assignments, graded discussions, graded quizzes, and graded surveys that have been published display in the Gradebook. Not Graded assignments are not included.
2. To open Gradebook, in Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
3. The top of the Gradebook includes global sorting options and settings that you can use to organize your gradebook, which will populate the selected student data and assignment data. The Gradebook supports keyboard shortcuts. To view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, click on the Keyboard icon on the top right side of the search field, or press the Comma key.
4. The main Gradebook allows you to see all students, assignments, and grades. In the Gradebook menu, you can also switch between several options as available: Learning Mastery; Individual View; Gradebook History.
5. The View menu allows you to filter and sort the Gradebook according to several viewing options: Arrange By; Filters; Statuses; Columns.
1. The Actions menu allows you to sync grades to your institution’s Student Information System (SIS), if applicable. To bulk manage student grades in the Gradebook you can also import grades and export grades.
2. In the Search field, you can search for an individual student by name or by SIS ID. By default, your course shows all active students.
3. To apply Late Policies or a Final Grade Override in your course, use the Gradebook Settings on the top right corner of the page.
4. The Late Policies tab allows you to apply late policies in your course.
5. The Grade Posting policy tab allows you to change grade posting policies for your course. To automatically post grades and make them visible to students as soon as they are entered, select the Automatically Post Grades option. This is the default setting. To hide grades by default and manually choose when to post grades and make them visible to students, select the Manually Post Grades option.
6. The Advanced tab allows you to apply a Final Grade Override in your course. If enabled, you can enter an override grade for a student that is different from the grade automatically calculated by Canvas.
7. The Student Name column displays each student’s name and may also include a student’s secondary ID, if enabled. You can hover over the column header and view the Student Name menu, which allows the following options: Sort and display student data; Show inactive and concluded enrolments. To view a student’s Grades page, click on the student’s name.
8. In the Assignments page, each column in the Gradebook represents a published assignment. Each column displays the assignment title, total points, and each student’s grade.
9. To view the assignment, click the name of the assignment. For each assignment, you can hover over the column header and view the Assignment menu, which allows the following options: Sort assignments; Message students; Curve grades; Set default grade; Hide or Post grades for the assignment; Enter grades as a specific value; Download submissions and Re-upload submissions.
10. When entering grades, the Gradebook displays crosshairs and highlighting across the row and column for improved orientation. To enter grades, type the grade as supported by assignment type directly into the Gradebook cell.
11. You can also enter grades and change the submission status by clicking the Grade Detail Tray icon. The Grade Detail Tray allows you to enter or edit grades, change the status of a submission, and leave comments for the student.
12. The assignment groups shown in the Gradebook match the assignment groups created in the Assignments page. If your assignment groups are weighted, the weighted grade displays below the group title. Assignment group weights are reflected in the total grade. The assignment grade earned by the students is multiplied by the assignment group weight. Grade totals from assignment groups are calculated in the Total column of the Gradebook. You can hover over the column header to view the Total column menu, which allows you to sort by grade and move the total column to the front of the Gradebook. Additionally, if your assignment groups are not weighted, you can view the totals as a point value instead of a percentage.