Most likely you will access SpeedGrader to enter grades. The grades will appear in the Gradebook when you are done. However, you can manually enter and edit grades in the Gradebook.
Assignments in the Gradebook are always shown with the assignment's point value. However, you can change the assignment to display grades for a specific grading type.
You can also use a CSV file to import grades.
- 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 grade. 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.
Grades are entered according to the assignment's Display Grade setting. Grades can be entered as one of five options: points, complete/incomplete, letter grade, percentage, and GPA. You can change the assignment to display grades for a specific grading type.
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
To enter a points grade, enter the number of points in the cell and press the Return key (on a MAC keyboard) or the Enter key (on a PC keyboard).
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
To enter a letter grade, enter the letter which corresponds to the letter scale defined by the grading scheme and press the Return key (on a MAC keyboard) or the Enter key (on a PC keyboard).
Enter Percentage Grade
To enter a percentage grade, enter the percent in the cell and press the Return key (on a MAC keyboard) or the Enter key (on a PC keyboard).
To edit an existing grade in the Gradebook, click the assignment cell for the grade.
To assign a new grade, enter the new grade. To delete the grade, click the Delete key.
To apply the edited grade, press the Return key (on a MAC keyboard) or the Enter key (on a PC keyboard).
Enter Grade via Grade Detail Tray
Grades can also be entered in the Grade Detail Tray according to the assignment's display grade setting. To open the tray, click an assignment cell for a student and click the Grade Detail Tray icon . In the Grade field , enter the grade for the student.
To advance to the next student, click the arrow icon .
Note: The Grade Detail Tray cannot be opened directly if you view concluded enrollments in the Gradebook.
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