Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Apr 03, 2020

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  • You can use a Notes column in the Gradebook to keep track of extra information in your course, such as SIS IDs or just general student notes. The Notes column is not visible to students.

    Note: Instructors can only show and hide the Notes column. Admins can use the API to create additional columns, but they cannot be hidden. Additionally, the Notes column and any additional columns are not included in the Gradebook CSV export file.

  • As needed, you can use the Gradebook to excuse a student from an assignment, discussion, or quiz. You can also excuse a student from a group assignment. Excused assignments are not calculated as part of a student's total grade.

    When an assignment is excused, the assignment page and the student grade page will show the student that he or she has been excused from the assignment. Students cannot submit excused assignments.

  • Columns in the Gradebook are only created by adding an assignment in Canvas. If you need to create a column in the Gradebook to use for manual grading, you can create a No Submission or On Paper assignment.

    No Submission assignments are when you do not want students to submit an assignment in Canvas. This assignment type can be used to create extra columns in the Gradebook, create an assignment that involves multiple scores, or give extra credit.

    On Paper assignments are when you want students to submit an assignment to you but not through Canvas. This assignment type applies to traditional face-to-face courses or hybrid courses when you want the assignment turned in during class, but you still want to create a column in the Canvas Gradebook for grading purposes. When student view the assignment, they see a Submitting: on paper notice.

    To create multiple columns at once, you can upload changes to the Gradebook.

    Note: The Gradebook only shows published, graded assignments, so Not Graded assignment types will not appear.

  • If your institution is using Skyward as a Student Information System (SIS), you can use the Gradebook to pass final grades back to Skyward. Grades are passed back if an assignment is specifically included as part of the grades transfer. You can include grades for assignments, graded discussions, and quizzes on a per-assignment basis.

    To pass back assignments, an assignment group must match a grading category in Skyward. You can also pass back individual sections instead of the entire course.

    When grades are sent, Canvas will immediately initiate the grades transfer, but you may need to wait a few minutes before data appears in Skyward.

    Note: Skyward requires specific setup procedures before you can post grades. Depending on how assignments are assigned to students, some grades may not be able to be passed back to Skyward. For Skyward details and troubleshooting tips, view the Skyward Instructor Help document in the Canvas Community.

  • A moderated assignment supports up to two provisional grades and one moderator grade. However, provisional grades are not included in the Gradebook and are only visible to moderators. Students cannot view any comments or grades until the grade is published. You can either select grades directly in the Moderate page or you can select grades when reviewing the moderated assignment submission and comments.

    Note: Once a grade is published, the grade in the Moderate page cannot be changed; all content is considered read-only for historical reference. However, grades can still be changed in the Gradebook.

  • You can use a Notes column in the Gradebook to keep track of extra information in your course, such as SIS IDs or just general student notes. The Notes column is not visible to students.

    Note: Instructors can only show and hide the Notes column. Admins can use the API to create additional columns, but they cannot be hidden. Additionally, the Notes column and any additional columns are not included in the Gradebook CSV export file.

  • You can view the grades of concluded student enrollments, but you cannot change the grades.

    Grades can also be viewed when viewing concluded enrollments in the People page.

    Note: When you view concluded enrollments in the Gradebook, concluded enrollments also show in downloaded CSV files and SpeedGrader assignment submissions.