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How do we switch all grades to Pass-Fail?

We are looking to have all grades going forward (from March 20th until the end of the school year) in our district be pass-fail grades. Wondering if there is a way to do this for the whole district that uses Canvas.  

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 @humphreb ‌, I've shared your question with the Canvas Admins‌ group to get experts' eyes on it. should provide a good starting point.

Saw this:

As an admin, you can create grading schemes for all accounts associated

with your account.

Once a grading scheme is created for your account, instructors can link the

grading scheme to their courses. However, once a grading scheme has been

used to assess a student, you cannot edit the grading scheme.

Note: Any grading schemes you create in an account will also display within


Wondering - does this mean it will delete previous grades?

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 9:05 AM Stefanie Sanders <>

Community Contributor

It will not delete grades. It more or less just translates the % into the final grade. Are you wanting to automatically set this new pass/fail grading schema for all courses this semester?

Community Contributor

How would this work if a Pass/Fail option is provided to students?

Meaning not all students will choose a pass/fail option (as in this time of COVID-19)?

How would one go about choosing/offering a grading scheme where some students would be different than their peers?

Community Contributor

At this time there can only be one grading schema per course.