Export the Canvas gradebook to Excel

Canvas lets you export grades from the gradebook as a CSV file and upload changes to the gradebook from a CSV file. To open these files in Microsoft Excel and save them correctly, they must include a byte-order mark and use comma-separated fields.

If you have trouble working with Canvas CSV exports, manually change the settings:

  1. In Canvas, click Account.
  2. From the pop-up menu, choose Settings.
  3. Scroll down to "Feature Options" and select Include Byte-Order Mark in Gradebook Exports.
  4. Unselect the following:
    • Use semicolons to separate fields in Gradebook Exports
    • Autodetect field separators in Gradebook Exports

All newly created CSV exports will now use appropriate settings.

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Last modified on 2018-10-08 13:24:00.

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