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Canvas and Course Grades

Stylized letter gradesFaculty using the Canvas gradebook to record student grades DO NOT need to export and submit grade justifications, as long as it contains ALL grades for the course.

Please send a brief email to your department secretary to inform them you have used Canvas to manage grades.

Final grades must still be reported in Self-Service.

End-of-Term Gradebook Checklist


QUESTIONS?  Please contact the  Office of Instruction about grade justification requirements.


7 thoughts on “Canvas and Course Grades”

  1. The notice on the Canvas dashboard says that assignment due dates must be included but the information in the Grade Justifications And Canvas information page does not give that requirement. Please clarify. If dates are required, is the week due sufficient? I ask this because my classes are merged in Canvas and due dates are different days of the week.

    • Hi Bill,
      Thanks for your question. Due dates should be entered in Canvas by using the settings provided for each assignment. These dates are then reflected in multiple places in Canvas, including the Calendar, Grades and notifications. The tutorial page has been updated to include this information.

      Due dates can be differentiated for each section. See the following Canvas Guide for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10036-4152101241

      Hope this helps!

      • Hi Chris – Thank you. I used the differentiated due date function for each section throughout the semester. Wasn’t sure if due dates needed to also be in the headings of assignments where SLOs were included.

  2. Using the Outcome function does not appear to work on an assignment where nothing physical is turned in. For example; an oral presentation does not require a submission, and though I assigned an SLO to the assignment, I cannot choose the SLO rubric to say whether or not the presentation met with expectations or not. Am I missing something?

    • Hi Joe,
      You should be able to view and use a rubric that includes outcomes when grading an ‘On Paper’ assignment in SpeedGrader. Please email me privately with specifics of the course and assignment, and I can take a closer look.
      / chris

  3. I truly enjoy having done grade justification on Canvas for the past two semester! It’s also convenient for me to have all course requirements on the grade page including the final exam which is team presentation to be done in class. The only missing thing is that I haven’t used a rubric on this assignment but just filled in the grades that I gave students in class. But for this semester, I think it will be a great idea for me to use a rubric to show the criteria how I grade their final team presentation at the end of the semester.

  4. This is my second semester completely using Canvas, and in addition to teaching for Butte College I also teach for Yuba College ( first semester). I have notice that unlike Butte College, Yuba’s Canvas grades does not display a letter grade.

    Is there a way for me to turn on the view of a letter grade through Yuba College’s Canvas?

    Thank you,


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