End-of-Term Grades And Canvas
Faculty 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
- Are all assignments in the Gradebook?
Columns for grade entry are created by creating assignments in the Assignments tool.
If you are recording grades in Canvas, ALL grades must be included in the Gradebook, including in-class activities.
– How do I create an assignment?
– How do I create assignment columns in the Gradebook?
- Do all assignments have Due Dates?
Due dates are entered using the settings (Edit) for assignments, discussions and quizzes.
– What is the difference between assignment Due dates and Availability dates?
- Do missing submissions have a grade?
Students are not graded for assignments unless a score is entered! Be sure to set up the Gradebook to automatically enter zeros for missing work.
– Automatically Grade Missing Assignments
- Is participation documented?
Faculty may elect to utilize the Attendance tool during the semester or upload a completed spreadsheet to the Files area of a course.
– Using the Attendance Tool
– How do I upload a file to a course?
- Are excused submissions indicated?
You may mark an assignment as “exempt” for a student, if circumstances require it. The points will not be calculated into their final score.
– How do I change the status of a submission in the Gradebook?
- Is a final letter grade present?
This is enabled by default, but faculty should confirm that the letter grade is present and accurate. The default grading scheme (70-80%, 80-90%, etc.) can be adjusted, if needed.
– Include A Final Letter Grade In The Gradebook
- Did you include the SLOs?
Associated outcomes should be indicated in individual assignment, quiz, or discussion titles.
– Add SLOs To Your Course
- Is the last date of attendance entered for FWs?
Determine the last date of attendance before the student ceased attending and participating in the course. Grades for dropped students are also available.
– How do I record the last day a user attended a course?
– How do I view grades for inactive or concluded student enrollments in the Gradebook?
QUESTIONS? Please contact the Office of Instruction about grade justification requirements.
7 thoughts on “End-of-Term Grades And Canvas”
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?