Currently, Canvas Grade Periods must be set at the Account Admin level. However, this doesn’t work in a K-12 environment. We have schools that enroll students in courses that run by year, semester, or quarter. Some of our teachers or departments weigh the quarters or average them to create their final grade, while others keep a running total. Our SIS gradebook allows for this option, but it is not possible in Canvas for the teachers to set their gradebook up the same way. As a result, it creates discrepancies between the 2 gradebooks if teachers insist on splitting up their quarter gradebooks within the course.
Ability for teachers to choose to have their Semester long Gradebook divided into 2 grading periods.
The option for the grading periods to be averaged, weighted, or simply use a running total.