How do I enter and edit grades in the Gradebook?

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Most likely you will use the SpeedGrader to enter grades. The grades will appear in the Gradebook when you are done. However, you can manually enter and edit scores in the Gradebook.

You can also use a CSV file to upload and download scores.

Notes:

  • When using differentiated assignments, the assignment appears as a column for all students, but grade cells are grayed out for students who are not part of the assignment or an assigned section. Grades cannot be assigned to students who are not part of the assignment or section; those assignments are not factored into overall grades.
  • Once a student receives a grade for an assignment, the grade will always apply to the student's current and final score. If you unassign a student or section to a differentiated assignment you have previously graded, the grade will only be removed from grading calculations if you excuse the assignment for the student.
  • When Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in a course, you cannot edit grades for any assignment that has at least one student in a closed grading period.
  • The Gradebook History page records all grade changes in the Gradebook and can be accessed at any time.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Locate Student Score

Locate Student Score

Click the assignment cell located in the row of the student whose score you want to enter.

Enter New Score

Enter New Score

Scores are entered according to the assignment's Display Grade setting. Scores can be entered as one of five options: points, complete/incomplete, letter grade, percentage, and GPA.

Note: When you reach the end of a column, pressing the Return or Enter key advances to the top of the next column.

Enter Points Grade

Enter Points Grade

To enter a points grade, enter the number of points in the cell and press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

Enter Complete or Incomplete Grade

Enter Complete or Incomplete Grade

To enter a complete or incomplete grade, double click in the cell until the desired icon appears. Complete grades are represented by a checkmark. Incomplete grades are represented by an X icon.

Enter Letter Grade

Enter Letter Grade

To enter a letter grade, enter the letter in the cell and press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard). Canvas will automatically calculate the number of points corresponding to the letter grade.

Enter Percentage Grade

Enter Percentage Grade

To enter a percentage grade, enter the percent in the cell and press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

Enter GPA Grade

Enter GPA Grade

To enter a GPA grade, enter the number which corresponds to the GPA scale defined by the grading scheme and press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

View Excessive Points Alert

  View Excessive Points Alert 

If an excessive amount of points is added to a student's grade, Canvas will generate an alert notifying that the student was awarded an unusually high grade. You can either keep or correct the point value.

Excessive points can occur in the following situations:

  • The amount entered is 50% above the total points possible
  • An extra digit is entered (e.g. 500 instead of 50)
  • An assignment is given negative points

Edit Score

Edit Score

To edit an existing score in the Gradebook, click the assignment cell for the score and enter the new score. Then press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

Delete Score

Delete Score

To manually delete a score from the Gradebook, click the assignment cell for the score and click the delete key. Then press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

View Deleted Score

View Deleted Score

View the deleted score and the ungraded submission.

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