Instructure, the company that makes Canvas, has introduced a redesigned Gradebook with many new features!
The new Gradebook can be enabled (optionally) by going into each course site’s Settings >> Feature Options >> and toggling the “New Gradebook” switch to ON.
Feel free to enable the new gradebook in one or all of your classes and give it a try. It is user-friendly, but if you find the change too disruptive, you can REVERT BACK to the old gradebook, provided that you do NOT enable two new features (see next section for details!)
Please note that this gradebook is new to all of us, so we can’t offer expert advice on functionality at this time.
Proceed with Caution! Reverting to the “Old” Gradebook
The new gradebook allows you to manually adjust a submission status to none, late, missing, or excused, and to enable late or missing policies in the Settings menu. These features are NOT compatible with the “old” Gradebook, so enabling their functionality will PREVENT you from reverting back to it.
Changes in the New Gradebook
Almost all of the features available in the old Canvas Gradebook are available in the new Gradebook, but some have been moved to new locations within the Gradebook interface. For detailed information on the new user interface and all of the features, see the links below:
The new Canvas Gradebook includes many features designed to improve the grading experience, especially in classes with large numbers of students and/or assignments. In the new Gradebook, you can:
- Sort assignment columns by their order in modules.
- Filter assignments by assignment group, section, module, and/or student group. Note: Filters remain in effect until you reset them (for example, by selecting All Assignment Groups).
- Set custom colors for specific submission and grading statuses, including: late, missing, resubmitted, dropped (via assignment group rules), and excused.
- Sort the data in any Gradebook column by missing or late status.
- Toggle between entering and viewing grades as points or as percentage values.
- View or hide unpublished assignments.
- Automatically apply grading rules to late and missing submissions.
- Manually adjust submission status to none, late, missing, or excused.
- Override the calculated final grade.
- Set a grade posting policy for the entire gradebook and individual assignments
Your Tech Tip Tuesday Featured Guest,
Vivie Sinou, Dean of Regional & Distance Ed