How far along are you and when will you be done?
We've made great progress with the New Gradebook. The last feature designed for this is to allow enhanced control for releasing grades, which is listed in Priority: Gradebook Enhancements. We anticipate this feature will be completed by mid-2019.
The Gradebook is generally available to all users via the New Gradebook feature option and can be enabled at any time, both on a course-by-course basis and for the entire account.
What features have already been released?
What features are in the current Gradebook that are not in the New Gradebook?
Can I switch back and forth between the New Gradebook and the Old Gradebook?
You cannot switch back to the current Gradebook if you enable late policies or even manually adjust the labels in the Grade Detail Tray. Once you have done one of these two things, the feature option in the course will not allow you to return to the old Gradebook. Late policies do not transfer to the old Gradebook. In affected courses, the course-level feature option may take up to 1 hour to display the status change.
Additionally, admins should be aware that if one instructor enables the New Gradebook in a course and does something that won't allow the New Gradebook to be turned off, the feature option for the entire account cannot be turned off as well. This behavior prevents an admin from disrupting activity within the course using the New Gradebook, as New Gradebook features cannot be used in the current Gradebook.
Can I turn off the Final Grade Override feature option once it's enabled?
No. The Final Grade Override feature is meant to integrate with the New Gradebook and eventually be removed as a feature option. If you want to test this feature, only enable the Final Grade Override feature option in the beta environment. Do not enable this feature option in your production environment until you are sure you want to enable it for all instructors.
How do we enable the New Gradebook for our whole institution?
If the New Gradebook feature option is set to allow at the account level, instructors can individually enable the New Gradebook in each of their courses without having to involve a Canvas admin.
However, if the New Gradebook feature option is set to On, the New Gradebook will apply to all courses within an account or subaccount automatically.
No. It will not. We have a separate project proposed to address all import and export issues with the Gradebook. However, the New Gradebook does support exporting by grading period.
First, ensure what you want to report is a bug, which means the feature is not performing as intended. What you may think is a bug actually may be intended as noted in the New Gradebook Guide. Otherwise, please follow these steps:
- See if your bug is a known issue specifically related to the preview beta Gradebook.
- View the list of reported bugs. The Reported Bugs section is located in the main focus group page— look in the left sidebar under the blue buttons.
- If you still can't find a report for a specific behavior: open Canvas, click the Help menu, then click the Report a Problem link. (Depending on your institution's preference, reporting a problem in Canvas may include a different process. Please follow the process established by your institution.)
Where should I put my other feedback?
We love feedback. Let us know if you love something, or just have general thoughts on our approach. There's a button on the main page of the focus group that will direct you to the appropriate feedback forum.
When will the New Gradebook be enabled for all institutions?
As announced in our Upcoming Canvas Changes page, New Gradebook will be enabled for all Canvas institutions on 18 January 2020. If your institution has not yet transitioned to the New Gradebook, the Upcoming Canvas Changes page includes resources that you can use to help your institution transition to the New Gradebook.