Recent Updates

  • The Grades page in a course displays all grades for all course assignments. You can also view scoring details, comments, and rubrics. If your instructor is using multiple grading periods, you can also filter grades by grading period.

    This lesson shows how to view grades in a current course. Learn how to view grades in concluded courses.

    View a video about Grades.

    Note: Some details in the Grades page, such as scoring details and the total grade, may be restricted in your course.

  • There are different icons and colors in the new Gradebook. Depending on how you grade assignments (manually or otherwise), you will see different icons or colors.

    Icons and colors are simply gradebook indicators to assist you with course grading. All assignments count toward a student's total grade unless they are excused assignments.

  • Updated on: Mar 31, 2021

    How do I import grades in the Gradebook?

    You can use a CSV file to upload changes to the Gradebook. You can upload information for existing assignments, or you can also use a CSV file to create new assignments in the Gradebook. New assignments will automatically be published in your course. If you do not know how to save a file in a CSV format, please check the documentation for the program you are using to create your Gradebook changes (e.g., Excel).

    If you don't want to create a new CSV file, you can always download the CSV from Canvas, change it, and re-upload the same file and the changes you made will appear in Canvas once you re-upload the CSV file.

    If you create a column for a new assignment, Canvas will ask how you want to import the assignment. New assignments upload with the following settings:

    • Assignment Group: Assignments
    • Submission Type: No submission
    • Due date for: Everyone

     

    Notes:

    • The Gradebook CSV file downloads complete/incomplete assignments as full or no credit (e.g. for a 10-point assignment, 10 or 0). Scores with full or partial credit upload as a complete assignment; scores with zero upload as an incomplete assignment.
    • CSV file uploads can create assignments and update grades; they cannot update any other area of the Gradebook, such as assignment status or comments.
    • Letter Grade and GPA Scale assignments do not support any entries that are not part of the assignment's grading scheme.
    • Read-only columns are automatically ignored in the upload.
    • When multiple grading periods is enabled, CSV file uploads cannot create new assignments. Currently new assignments must be created in the Canvas interface. Additionally, CSV files are verified against grading period close dates; grades cannot be changed for any assignment in a closed grading period.
    • An upload will not recognize assignments named Current Score, Current Points, Final Score, Final Points, or Final Grade.
  • Fudge points allow you to manually add or remove points from a student's overall quiz score. This feature is only available in SpeedGrader.

    Note: If you want to adjust points for a specific question within the quiz, you may want to use the quiz regrade feature.

  • Updated on: Mar 31, 2021

    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.
  • You can grant access to an individual student, several students, or the entire class to have extra attempts on a quiz. If your quiz is locked, you can also manually unlock the quiz for a student, even if the student has not yet taken the quiz.

    You can add extra attempts through accessing student quiz results or moderating the quiz.

    Accessing Student Quiz Results is a quick way to allow an extra attempt for an individual student.

    Moderating the quiz lets you allow extra attempts for individual students as well as multiple students at once. This option also allows you to grant extra attempts for students who have not yet taken the quiz. For timed quizzes, you can grant extra time for an attempt. If your quiz options allow students to view results only once after each attempt, you can also let students view quiz results one more time.

    You can also use these options to remove attempts as well. For instance, if you need to remove a student attempt, you can decrease the attempts accordingly.

  • You can create a single fill-in-the-blank question in your quiz.