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New Gradebook

On Monday, August 19, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas. The New Gradebook offers a number of enhanced features including:

  • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
  • More flexible and intuitive grading
  • Improved accessibility support

New Feature Highlights

  • Grade detail tray: The grade detail tray displays a grading summary by assignment and student. Just as in SpeedGrader, an instructor can click the next and previous links at the top of the tray to advance to another student or assignment.
  • Late and missing submission policies: Instructors can set grading rules.
    • Automatically apply a grading rule to late and missing submissions
    • Manually adjust submission status to none, late, missing, or excused
    • Enable late or missing policies in the Gradebook Settings menu
  • More filtering and sorting options: Instructors can choose to order the columns by assignment names, due dates, points, or modules. You can also filter for a particular assignment group or module.
  • Crosshairs: The New Gradebook offers crosshairs and highlighting for improved orientation. Additionally, each row includes alternating colors to help with navigation.
  • Submission status color coding: Instructors can customize the color associated with a Gradebook Status: late, missing, resubmitted, dropped, or excused.

Early Opt-In

If you would like to use the New Gradebook during summer session or just practice using the tool, follow these opt-in instructions.

  1. In your course, go to Settings.
  2. Go to Feature Options (last tab at the top).
  3. Move the New Gradebook toggle to On by clicking on the control button to turn it to a green check mark.

Note: You will not be able to revert back to the old Gradebook if you use any of the following features:

  • Automatically apply a grading rule to late and missing submissions
  • Manually adjust submission status to none, late, missing, or excused
  • Enable late or missing policies in the Gradebook Settings menu

Help

Need help with the New Gradebook? Learn about the features by viewing the New Gradebook guides.

Helpful guides to keep in mind include:

New Gradebook training will be available in fall 2019.