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How do I use Gauge as a teacher?

In Gauge, teachers can create, moderate, and deploy assessments for students who are enrolled in a course where they have an active teacher role. Teachers can also view institution-authored assessments that have been deployed to sections they teach.

To use Gauge as a teacher, users must have an active Teacher role in Canvas and be added to Gauge through SIS import. Deactivated users cannot use Gauge.

Open Gauge

Open Gauge

In Global Navigation, click the Gauge link.

View Assessments

From the Assessments page, you can manage Gauge assessments. To create a new assessment, click the Add Assessment button [1].

You can view assessments assessments authored by you or your institution. To select which assessments display on the Assessments page, click the Assessments drop-down menu [2].

View Your Assessments

To view assessments you have authored, select the My Assessments option [1].

Your assessments include live assessments [2], draft assessments [3], and closed assessments [4]. Live assessments are currently deployed for students to take. Draft assessments are assessments without a scheduled deployment.  Closed assessments included all assessments that are past their scheduled deployment window.

Manage Assessments

You can manage assessments that you have authored in Gauge.

To moderate an assessment, click the Moderate icon [1]. To view deployments for an assessment, click the Calendar icon [2].  

To copy an assessment, click the Copy icon [3]. To view reports for an assessment, click the Reports icon [4]. To delete an assessment, click the Delete icon [5].

Note: Deployed assessments cannot be deleted.

View Institution-Authored Assessments

To view assessments authored by your institution, select the Institution Authored Assessments option from the Assessment drop-down menu [1]. After selecting this option, teachers can view institution assessments that have been deployed to sections where they have an active teacher enrollment.

Some assessment options for institution-authored assessments will be unavailable for teachers [2].

View Assessment Tabs

View Assessment Tabs

When creating and editing assessments, you can manage the assessment by using the assessment tabs. You can build an assessment [1], add and manage tags [2], manage assessment settings [3], moderate your assessment [4], deploy the assessment [5], and view item analysis reports [6].


  • Teachers cannot view all assessment tabs for institution-authored assessments.
  • Teachers cannot view the Assessment Item Analysis report for institution-authored assessments.