How do I create a grading scheme for my course?

If you would like to use a grading scheme that your institution has not created on the account level, you can create a new grading scheme for your course. View examples of common grading schemes.

View a video about Grading Schemes.

Note: Your grading scheme will not take effect until it has been enabled for the course.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Click the Settings link.

Edit Course Details

Click the Edit Course Details button.

Enable Grading Scheme

Enable Grading Scheme

Click the Enable course grading scheme checkbox.

View Grading Scheme

View Grading Scheme

Click the set grading scheme link. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Manage Grading Schemes

Manage Grading Schemes

Canvas will show you the current grading scheme enabled by your institution, if any [1]. You can create your own grading scheme by clicking the Manage Grading Schemes link [2].

Add Grading Scheme

Add Grading Scheme

Click the Add Grading Scheme button to create your own grading scheme.

Edit Grading Scheme

Create a title in the Scheme Name field [1]. For each line item, edit the grading scheme name in the name field [2]. Edit the minimum end of each individual range in the To [Number] % field [3].

If you need to add ranges, place your cursor over a range checkbox and click the Insert Here link [1] when it appears. You can remove individual ranges by clicking the remove icon [2]. When you are finished editing your grading scheme, click the Save button [3].  

Modify Grading Scheme

Your new grading scheme will appear underneath any previously used grading schemes. You can always edit the grading scheme by clicking the Pencil icon [1] or delete the grading scheme by clicking the Trash icon [2].

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