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Canvas Gradebook Overview

Issue Date: 08-03-2018

The Gradebook helps instructors easily view and enter grades for students. To access the Gradebook, in the course menu, click Grades:

Canvas Gradebook


Canvas Gradebook 1

The default view in the Gradebook is to view all students at once, but you can also view students individually by clicking the Individual View button. If your course includes more than one section, you can filter your Gradebook by section. You can also use the filter search box to search students by name or secondary ID.


Assignment Grades and Gradebook Columns

Depending on the Grade display type, grades for each assignment can be viewed as points, percentage, complete or incomplete, GPA scale, or letter grade. Only graded assignments, graded discussions, graded quizzes, and graded surveys that have been published display in the Gradebook. Not Graded assignments are not included.

Each column in the Gradebook represents an assignment, graded discussion, or quiz. Each column displays the assignment title, total points, and each student's grade. Assignment columns are automatically added every time you create and publish assignments, graded discussions, and graded quizzes and surveys. A column is also automatically added for the Attendance tool. You can drag assignment column headers to reorder them. You can also sort by a column by clicking on it once, then click again to toggle the sort order. To remove a column from the Gradebook, you must unpublish or delete the assignment from your course. Additional immovable columns to the right show totals for each Assignment Group as well as the Total grade.

Additional Gradebook options are available by clicking the Settings button:

Canvas Gradebook 3


Assignment Details and Options

Click on an assignment column header to access the assignment details, or mouseover the header and click the arrow for an additional options menu to access Assignment Details, SpeedGrader, Messaging and more:

Canvas Gradebook 4


Student Overview

Click a student’s name to see an overview, with a link to Grades and Analytics:

Canvas Gradebook 5


More Information

For more information on using the Gradebook, see How do I use the Gradebook, or watch the Gradebook Overview video. For grading submissions, take a look at How do I use SpeedGrader or watch the SpeedGrader Overview video.

For more on any Canvas topic, access the Canvas Community Instructional Guides or the Canvas Community Video Guides.

Canvas Transition Timeline

As we approach the end of the summer semester here are some important things to keep in mind regarding the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.

  • Blackboard will be available until 11:59 pm on August 15, 2018. After that time, you will not be able to access the Blackboard site.
  • If you are teaching a summer semester course in Blackboard that ends on August 12, 2018, you will have until 11:59 pm on August 15th to access your Blackboard course for grading.
  • It is recommended that you download your Grade Center into an Excel spreadsheet for offline review and grading.

*Please note: The last day to enter grades in Webstar for summer courses ending on August 12th is Sunday, August 19th.

Here is a Tech Talk that may help with the final Canvas transition:

How To Download the Blackboard Content Collection

Tags: Course Tools: General Course Tools Tips, Canvas

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