When an assignment is set as a moderated assignment, the moderator can use the grade summary page to view all grades awarded by one grader. If anonymous grading is enabled for the assignment, the names of the students, grader—or both—may be displayed anonymously, respectively.
You can select grades directly in the grade summary page. You can choose to bulk apply all grades from the grader or set a custom grade. If the bulk apply button is not available in the assignment, assignment submissions have been graded by multiple graders and grades for each student must be selected individually.
Moderated assignments are automatically muted in the Gradebook, and students cannot view any comments or grades until final grades are posted.
- Moderated grading is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
- An assignment cannot be moderated until grades have been submitted. If the page displays an error, a grader has not yet graded student submissions. Grades must be submitted for at least one student for you to be able to view the grade summary page.
- Moderated grades can only be managed directly through the grade summary page.
- Once grades are posted, the grade in the Grade Summary Page page cannot be changed; all content is considered read-only for historical reference. However, after final grades have been posted, grades can be changed in the Gradebook, if necessary. The Gradebook History page records all grade changes in the Gradebook and can be accessed at any time.
Confirm Final Grades
Confirm all students have received a grade by a grader.
- An assignment cannot be moderated until grades have been submitted. If the page displays an error, graders have not yet graded student submissions. A grader must submit a grade for at least one student for you to be able to view the grade summary page.
- If anonymous grading is enabled for the assignment, the names of the students, graders—or both—may be displayed anonymously, respectively.
Accept All Grades
To select all the grades as final grades, click the Accept button . Once selected, the Grade Summary page confirms the grades have been accepted .
- If the Accept button is grayed out, or if the assignment does not display the Accept button at all, one or more submissions have been graded by multiple graders and includes grading conflicts that you must resolve manually.
- Accepting grades for a grader cannot be undone. However, you can change a final grade assigned to a student by assigning a custom grade, if needed.
Set Custom Grade
If you want to enter a custom grade for a student at any time, select the grade in the drop-down menu . In the grade field , highlight the existing grade, and then type in the new grade according to the assignment's grading scheme. Click the Enter/Return key on your keyboard.
The previously selected grade from the grader is saved and overrides the custom grade .
When you are ready to publish grades, click the Post button.
Note: Once a grade is published, the grade in the Moderate page cannot be changed; all content is considered read-only for historical reference. However, grades can still be changed in the Gradebook.
Canvas confirms you want to publish grades to the Gradebook. To continue, click the OK button.
When you are ready to unmute the assignment and display grades to students, click the Display to Students button.
Canvas confirms you want to display grades to students. To continue, click the OK button.