How do I view my students' total grades as a point value instead of a percentage in the Gradebook?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

You can switch your students' total grades from a percentage to a point value in the Gradebook.By default, total grades are shown as a percentage with two decimal places.

Note: This feature is available only if you use unweighted assignment groups in your course.

Find Total Column in the Gradebook

Access the Gradebook for your course and scroll to the Total column. Hover your cursor over the column header until the blue toggle arrow appears.

Switch to Points

Switch to Points

Click the blue toggle arrow and select the Switch to points menu option.

Canvas will confirm you want to switch to points. If you do not want to see this warning message for your course again, click the Don't show... checkbox [1].

Click the Continue button [2].

View Point Values

View your students' point values in the Total column.

Student View

If you switch to points in the Gradebook, students will also see their total grade in points [1]. You can use your mouse to hover over the total grade to show the percentage. However, Assignment groups will still be shown as as percentages for instructors and students [2]. You can use your mouse to hover over the assignment group percentages to show the point totals [3].

Switch to Percentages

Switch to Percentages

You can switch back to percentages by clicking the blue toggle arrow in the Total column and selecting Switch to percent. By default, total grades are shown as a percentage with two decimal places.

Canvas will confirm you want to switch to a percentage. If you do not want to see this warning message for your course again, click the Don't show... checkbox [1].

Click the Continue button [2].