How do I download scores from 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 export scores from the Gradebook and download them to your computer as a CSV file.

Notes about CSV files:

  • Some columns that appear in the CSV file are read-only columns calculated by rules or percentages set in Canvas. Any changes made to these columns will be ignored when you re-upload the file to your course.
  • For assignment group columns, changes made to assignment scores will automatically be included in the assignment group calculation in the Gradebook.
  • CSV downloads honor multiple grading periods and its Display Totals feature option. The Gradebook exports the grading period being viewed in the gradebook. For All Grading Periods, if Display Totals is not enabled, Total Score columns and assignment group totals are not included in the download.
  • The Total Score displayed in the Gradebook reflects each students score at the time of viewing, taking into account whether the instructor has chosen to have ungraded assignments treated as zero, muted assignments, assignment due dates, etc. Therefore, the CSV download includes read-only columns for current and final score. Current score reflects the total while ignoring unsubmitted assignments, and the final score counts unsubmitted assignments as zero.
  • If a student has submitted an assignment multiple times, the CSV file only accounts for the most recent submission.
  • The notes column is not included in the Gradebook CSV export file.
  • Concluded enrollments are not included in the CSV file unless the Show Concluded Enrollments option is enabled in the Gradebook Settings menu.
  • Complete/incomplete assignments are shown as full or no credit (e.g. for a 10-point assignment, 10 or 0).

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Export Scores

Click the Export button to download an editable Microsoft Excel file. When the export is completed, Canvas will download the CSV file automatically.

Export current scores

If you navigate away from the page during the export, the CSV file will appear as a previous download in the Gradebook export drop-down menu so it can be downloaded again. The Gradebook will show the date and time you requested the export.

If you made changes to the Gradebook after exporting a file and want to export a new file, click the Current link.

Edit Scores

Edit Scores

Edit the scores in Microsoft Excel. Make sure to save the file as a .csv file type.

Once you have made changes, you can upload it to your course.