ARCHIVED: About the new Canvas Gradebook

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In fall 2017, Instructure introduced a redesigned Gradebook for Canvas with many new features. The new Gradebook is now the default in all Canvas course sites at Indiana University, and the legacy Canvas Gradebook has been permanently disabled.

Changes in the new Gradebook

Almost all of the features available in the legacy Canvas Gradebook are available in the new Gradebook, but some have been moved to new locations within the Gradebook interface. For more, see What are Grades and the Gradebook? and How do I use the Gradebook?.

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, section, module, and/or student group.
    Filters remain in effect until you reset them (for example, by selecting All Assignment Groups).
  • 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  • View or hide unpublished assignments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
  • Set a grade posting policy for the entire gradebook and individual assignments; see How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the Gradebook? and How do I select a grade posting policy for an assignment in the Gradebook?
    It is no longer possible to "mute" Canvas assignments. Instead, use the grade posting policy to control whether students can see their assignment grades.

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