How do I override a student's final grade in the New Gradebook?

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The Final Grade Override allows you to enter a final grade for students that is different from the grade automatically calculated by Canvas in the New Gradebook. You can enter a letter grade or a percentage. A letter grade results in the lower bound of the grading scheme. A percentage is retained as the override score.

An override can be applied to final grades in grading periods, but the overriden grades from the grading period will not affect the student's total final course grade.

Students can view the overriden grade in their Grades page. However, students will not know the score has been overriden.

Notes:

  • Final Grade Override is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable the final grade override, learn how to manage course features.
  • When a grader, such as an instructor or TA, enables the Final Grade Override option, the Override column displays for all graders in the course. Likewise, the Override column will be hidden if disabled by another grader in the course.
  • The override column is included in Gradebook exports. However, overriden grades cannot be changed through a Gradebook import.
  • If your SIS accepts final grades through grade passback, any entered override grades are included in SIS syncs in place of the calculated final grade.
  • After the final grade override feature option has been enabled in a course, both the New Gradebook and Final Grade Override options cannot be disabled.
  • Final grade override actions are not recorded in the Grading History page, which only records changes for individual assignments.
  • If the student context card feature option is enabled for an account, the student context card displays the override grade for a student.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Gradebook Settings

  Open Gradebook Settings

Click the Settings icon.

Select Final Grade Override

  Select Final Grade Override

In Gradebook Settings, open the Advanced tab [1] and then click the Allow final grade override checkbox [2]. Click the Update button [3].

Enter Override Grade

Enter Override Grade

The override column displays at the far right of the Gradebook. Locate the student whose grade you want to override and enter a percentage or a letter grade in the Override column.

To delete an overriden grade, click the grade cell and click the Delete key.

View Override Grade

View Override Grade

View the overriden grade.

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