Canvas Studio: Gradebook performance

Document created by seth on Apr 7, 2015Last modified by Renee Carney on Feb 24, 2017
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The Canvas gradebook loads slowly, particularly in large courses (courses with lots of students, lots of assignments, or both). Uploading .csv files to and downloading .csv files from the gradebook in large courses can take a long time; sometimes, these transactions time out and fail. The gradebook is a crucial tool for instructors in Canvas. Improving its performance will make for a better user experience.


User goals

As an instructor:

  • I will notice improved performance in the gradebook user interface in Canvas
  • I will be able to download and upload .csv files in even large courses


We released an optimization targeting .csv uploads into production Canvas on 4/4/15. Optimizations for the user interface and .csv downloads are still in development.

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