Grading in Canvas


There are a variety of grading options in Canvas that when setup in advance, will save you time and effort when calculating grades at the end of the term. Some useful Canvas features for grading are: setup a grading scheme, create a grading policy, automatically or manually post grades, and more.

In addition to these features, if you use Canvas for your grading, students will be able to do /wiki/spaces/ETM/pages/36550545/wiki/spaces/ETM/pages/36550545, which are hypothetical calculations they can do to see what they would need to get on remaining assignments in order to receive their desired grade.

Gradebook Overview

Last updated 2023-06-02

Grading Tips

The gradebook by default is setup to only calculate assignments that you've graded to-date.  Meaning, if a student is missing a submission and you don't tell your gradebook that it's a zero, the grade for that assignment will not be factored in. You can however, export your gradebook as a CSV (Excel file type) and it will show you an additional grading column that has that grade factored in. To prevent this from being an issue, you should enter all grades according to what has been laid out in the syllabus or alternatively, you can set a grading policy so that missing assignments automatically receive a zero. You may then go back and manually modify the grade if you choose to accept late submissions.

If you intend to use Canvas only for grades and not the rest of your course content, keep in mind that each column must have an associated Canvas Assignment and that ETM recommends that you put instructions and due dates at minimum on these assignments to help prevent confusion.

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