New Gradebook

NEW!Canvas recently introduced a new Gradebook, with a variety of updates, including new menus and filters, Late Grade policies, and improved functionality.

During Fall 2018, instructors can choose to enable the new Gradebook on a per course basis (see instructions below).

Beginning Winter 2018, the new Gradebook will be automatically enabled in ALL courses.

Enable the new Gradebook in your course

  • go to Settings > Feature Options
  • toggle the New Gradebook to On

Enable New Gradebook

IMPORTANT: The new Gradebook can be enabled or disabled by the instructor.  However, once Late Grade policies are added in the new Gradebook, it can no longer be disabled.

TMI is offering workshops in December and January on the New Gradebook. More info…

See the Canvas Guides:

Canvas Release: New Gradebook

How do I use the New Gradebook?

New Gradebook Guide (Comprehensive)

Gradebook Functionality Comparison

How do I enter and edit grades in the New Gradebook?




(based on information from the Canvas Gradebook development team)

What is the current status of the New Gradebook, and when will it be available to everyone?

The Gradebook will be available for all faculty to manually enable in any course until Q2 of 2018 when we will deprecate the old gradebook, fully replacing it with the new one.

What features are already released and what features will be available in the future?

For the complete list of features in each phase, check out the New Gradebook Users Group page, the Gradebook Enhancements Canvas Studio Page, or the Canvas Release Notes.

Can I switch back and forth between the New Gradebook and the old Gradebook?

Once you have enabled late policies or manually adjust the labels in the Grade Detail Tray, the feature option in the course will not allow you to return to the old Gradebook.

How do I find out about Late Policies?

Check out the Late Policies: Instructor FAQ.

Will this project fix issues with importing or exporting the Gradebook?

No. It will not. We have a separate project proposed to address all import and export issues with the gradebook.

How do I report bugs?

First, ensure what you want to report is a bug, which means the feature is not performing as intended. What you may think is a bug actually may be intended (we’re working on a document to help explain some of those behaviors). Otherwise, please follow these steps:

1. See if your bug is a known issue specifically related to the preview beta Gradebook.

2. View the list of reported bugs. The Reported Bugs section is located in the main focus group page— look in the left sidebar under the blue buttons.

3. If you still can’t find a report for a specific behavior: open Canvas, contact TMI to submit a detailed description of the issue.


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