How do I set a default grade for an Assignment?

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.

If you want to set a default grade for a certain assignment, use the assignment drop-down menu. This will allow you to input scores for students who do not have scores or to overwrite already entered scores.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Drop-down Menu

Open Assignment Drop-down Menu

Hover over the assignment title and click the drop-down menu.

Set Default Grade

Set Default Grade

Click the Set Default Grade link.

Create Default Grades

Create Default Grades

Type the default grade in the text box [1]. If you would like to overwrite existing grades for the assignment, select the Overwrite already-entered grades checkbox [2]. Click the Set Default Grade button [3].

Verify Default Grades

Verify Default Grades

Click the OK button to view the new default grades.

View New Grades

View New Grades

Default grades are automatically entered for all students who do not have a grade. Grades can be changed by clicking the default grade and typing in an updated score.