This article demonstrates what information is available to instructors in Canvas's gradebook.
The top of the Gradebook includes global sorting options and settings you can use to organize the following:
Gradebook will populate the selected student data in the left column.
Student data lists student names and course sections.
Assignment Data listed in the remaining columns.
The Keyboard icon near the search bar lists keyboard shortcuts. You can also press the Comma key to access this menu.
The Student Name column displays each student's name and may also include a student's secondary ID, if enabled. You can hover over the column header and view the Student Name menu, which allows the following options:
Sort and display student names by specific criteria and secondary info
To view a student's Grades page: select the student's name in the Student Name column.
If you have enabled Student View in Course Settings, the Test Student is shown at the end of the Gradebook and is automatically added to every section in your course. Test Student data does not factor into course analytics.
If you want to remove the test student completely, you must remove the test student from your section enrollments in Course Settings.
Each column in the Gradebook represents a published assignment in the Assignments page. Each column displays the assignment title, total points, and each student's grade.
To view the assignment: select the name of the assignment.
For each assignment, you can hover over the column header and view the Assignment menu, which allows the following options:
Sort assignments by grade or status (missing or late)
Message students who fit within specific assignment criteria
Mute or unmute the assignment
Enter grades as a specific value: point, percentage, or grading scheme (this option is only for grading convenience and does not affect the actual grade; not available for complete/incomplete assignment types)
Icons and colors represent assignments and submission statuses within Canvas, including differentiated assignments, grading periods, and MasteryPaths.
Assignment columns are automatically added every time you create and publish assignments, graded discussions, and graded quizzes and surveys. A column is also automatically added for the Attendance tool.
You can manually add a column as part of importing grades to the Gradebook. However, assignments imported in the CSV file are automatically published.
You can also create non-submission or on-paper assignments to add to the Gradebook for manual grading.