Canvas: New Gradebook

Benefits of the new gradebook in Canvas.

New Canvas Gradebook

In response to feature requests submitted by users, Canvas has developed a new gradebook with many useful components. We are preparing to launch the updated gradebook for the Fall 2019 semester.

Highlighted Features

The new gradebook speeds up the grading process by making information easier to see and access and by automating grading policies. An additional improvement, Final Grade Override, provides control and flexibility. Special features of the new gradebook include:

Visual clarity

  • Highlight bar indicates the student being graded

  • Customizable color-codes highlight late, missing, or excused assignments

  • Grade Detail Tray provides easy access to each students’ assignments or all submissions to one assignment

Expedient Access

  • Choices for sorting and displaying student information

  • Options to arrange, sort and filter assignments, columns and grades

  • Icons and verbiage clearly indicative of its function

Grading Policy Automation

  • Automatically take a specific percentage off of grades for x amount days late

  • Automatically add zero for missing assignments

  • Toggle grades as points or percentage

Control and Flexibility through Final Grade Override

  • Recognizes instructors authority to decide the final course grade

  • Allows manual entry of a grade different from the automatically calculated grade

  • Does not alert students the grade is overridden

Additional Information and Assistance

More information can be found on the Canvas Functionality Comparison: Current vs. New Canvas Gradebook.

For assistance, please email

Keywords:Canvas, new gradebook, grades, enter grades,   Doc ID:90104
Owner:Amanda B.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-03-01 14:33 CDTUpdated:2019-04-01 15:16 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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