The Grades function within Canvas allows you to maintain all of your grades online. It provides a robust tool for tasks typically done in a spreadsheet application, making it possible to keep all grading online. To enter your grade book, click on the Grades button on the left side.
The Gradebook helps instructors easily input and distribute grades for students while SpeedGrader allows instructors to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place using a simple point scale or complex rubric.
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. Non-graded assignments are not included.
When do I use Gradebook?
Use the Gradebook to:
View grades by grading periods
View assignment submission notifications and assignment details
Sort the gradebook by assignment due dates, student names, secondary id, total scores, or group scores (if applicable
Manually enter student grades
Automatically calculate total and final grades
Notify students when an assignment has been graded
Hide grades from students until they are published
Create custom curving and grade ranges
Message students who haven’t submitted an assignment yet, or who scored more than X or less than Y on an assignment
Leave private grading notes/comments for the student
Excuse an assignment, discussion, or quiz for a student
SpeedGrader makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly. SpeedGrader displays assignment submissions for active students in your course. You can access SpeedGrader through Assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussions, and Gradebook.
When would I use SpeedGrader?
You can use SpeedGrader to:
Sort submissions by student and hide student names for anonymous grading
View submission details for each student, including resubmitted assignments
Use rubrics to assign grades
Leave feedback for your students
Track your grading progress and hide assignments while grading
If you don't utilize assignments or quizzes within Canvas, it's still possible to add final grades by adjusting the grading scheme within a course and adding a placeholder assignment.
To switch from a percentage to a letter grade in Canvas Gradebook adjust the grading scheme in the Canvas Course settings:
Final Grade Override
The Final Grade Override allows you to enter a final grade for students that is different from the grade automatically calculated by Canvas in the Gradebook. You can enter a letter grade or a percentage. A letter grade results in the lower bound of the grading scheme. A percentage is retained as the override score.
In Canvas, any missing submissions, or activities or assignments that have not yet been graded by an instructor will appear as a dash (-) in the Canvas gradebook. A dash (-) in the gradebook is not the same as a zero (0). Canvas will NOT calculate a dash (-) into a student's total grade.