About the new Canvas Gradebook

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Overview

Instructure has released a beta version of a redesigned Gradebook for Canvas. At IU, instructors may enable the new Gradebook on a course-by-course basis. Eventually, the new Gradebook will replace the current Canvas Gradebook; UITS does not yet have a date for this transition.

Important:
In the new Canvas Gradebook, the Sync grades to SIS option under the Actions menu does not apply to Indiana University. Do not try to use this option. For help submitting final grades, see Load final grades from Canvas into the SIS Grade Roster.

Enable the new Gradebook

To enable the new Gradebook in your course:

  1. In the course navigation menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Feature Options.
  3. Move the New Gradebook (beta) toggle to on. The toggle should turn green and display a checkmark.

To disable the new Gradebook, click the toggle again. It should turn dark blue with a white "X".

Important:

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

  • Automatically apply a grading rule to late and missing submissions
  • Manually adjust submission status to none, late, missing, or excused

For more, see New Gradebook: FAQ.

Changes in the new Gradebook

Almost all of the features available in the current 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 available in the new Gradebook, see New Gradebook Guide.

New features

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 and/or by module.
    Note:
    Filters remain in effect until the filters are reset to All Assignment Groups and/or All Modules.
  • 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  • View or hide unpublished assignments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

Missing features

In the beta version of the new Gradebook, you cannot:

  • See the assignment details with the high, low, and average score
  • Hide student names
  • Treat ungraded item as 0 when viewing the gradebook
  • Export grades to a CSV file that can be imported into SIS (i.e., to submit final grades via a file upload). This option for moving grades in SIS is rarely used.

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