About the new Canvas Gradebook

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Instructure has released a redesigned Gradebook for Canvas with many new features. Beginning with the summer 2019 term, the new Canvas Gradebook will be enabled by default in all officially provisioned courses. The legacy Canvas Gradebook will be permanently disabled later in 2019.

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".


You will not be able to revert 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 the Final Grade Override feature option

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.
    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  • View or hide unpublished assignments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
  • Override the calculated final grade; see Override the final course grade in Canvas

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Last modified on 2019-03-28 06:17:00.

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