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Recent Updates

  • Canvas is integrated with a number of third party web services. Most of these services can be configured from the user settings page.

  • By default, Canvas allows students to see assignment grades as soon as you have graded the assignment. In some cases, however, you may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and then release grades to all students at the same time. To hide student grades temporarily, you can choose to mark an assignment as "muted". You can also mute assignments in the Gradebook.

    A muted assignment will not send out grade change notifications or any new instructor comments until the assignment is unmuted. A muted assignment displays a "mute" icon on the student grades page so students know the assignment is muted. Students will be unable to view their grades, including grade and score changes, submission comments, and curved assignments for the assignment until the assignment is unmuted.

    Muting should only be used to temporarily block grading work in progress from student view. It should not be used to conceal grades for longer than reasonably necessary.

    If you do not want students to be able to view their total grade, you can hide the total grade from students.

    Notes:

    • If you make changes to a muted assignment, the total score as you see it (in both the Gradebook and the student Grades page) will be affected. However, students will not see any changes when they view their Grades page. Once you unmute the assignment, the total grade in the student's view will update accordingly.
    • If you unmute an assignment with varied due dates, all students will receive score results at the same time.
    • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.
    • Students will not be able to view their quiz responses while a quiz is muted.
  • Once you have filtered student enrollments or sections in your Gradebook, you can sort the Gradebook columns by student name, secondary id, total grade, individual assignment, assignment group (if you have assignment groups set up), and assignment due date. You can also resize and rearrange the columns in the Gradebook.

    Note: Gradebook columns are persistent, meaning the columns will stay in the order they are arranged.

  • By default, Canvas allows students to see assignment grades as soon as the instructor has graded the assignment. In some cases, instructors may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and then release grades to all students at the same time. To hide student grades temporarily, an instructor can choose to mark an assignment as "muted". Students can still see and submit a muted assignment. Only the grade will be hidden. You can also mute assignments in SpeedGrader.

    A muted assignment will not send out grade change notifications or any new instructor comments until the assignment is unmuted. A muted assignment displays a "mute" icon on the student grades page so students know the assignment is muted. Students will be unable to view their grades, including grade and score changes, submission comments, and curved assignments for the assignment until the assignment is unmuted.

    Muting should only be used to temporarily block grading work in progress from student view. It should not be used to conceal grades for longer than reasonably necessary.

    If you do not want students to be able to view their total grade, you can hide the total grade from students.

    Notes:

    • If you make changes to a muted assignment, the total score as you see it (in both the Gradebook and the student Grades page) will be affected. However, students will not see any changes when they view their Grades page. Once you unmute the assignment, the total grade in the student's view will update accordingly.
    • If you unmute an assignment with varied due dates, all students will receive score results at the same time.
    • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.
    • Students will not be able to see their quiz responses while a quiz is muted.
  • You can create a quiz question with a formula in it.

    Note: If you need help adding a mathematical formula in the Rich Content Editor, please see the Math Editor lesson.

  • Updated on: Nov 15, 2019

    How do I view a quiz log for a student?

    You can view quiz logs to view the status of your student quizzes. This feature is also designed to help you investigate problems that a student may have in the quiz. The quiz starts the log when students begin the quiz, so some logs may show that the quiz is in progress.

    If you gave the student multiple attempts for a quiz, the log will always show the most recent attempt by default. However, you can view any attempt within the log.

    Notes:

    • Quiz logs are only retained for six months.
    • Quiz Log Auditing is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable the link to view quiz logs, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.