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Generate/Print Batch Progress Reports/Grades For All Students

Generate/Print Batch Progress Reports/Grades For All Students

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We need a way to print progress reports/grades in batch fashion, a section at a time. This is a huge problem for our K-12 school district and the biggest complaint by far from administrators, teachers, special ed staff, and counselors/advisors. We really need a better way to generate multiple student grade/deficiency reports instead of one at a time or a CSV list. In a perfect world, if all students and parents had their own updated devices and the technological skills to access their grades, this wouldn't be an issue, but until that happens, we REALLY need this. We're going to have a mutiny on our hands.
35 Comments
mjanke
Community Member

It would be nice if these reports could be made in the following way:

1. By class (perhaps multiple classes in one printing)

2. By grade (D,F,I)

3. Entire school

shelly_twitchel
Community Member

I think this issue needs to be resubmitted.  Teachers need to be able to print all of a student's grades, so that they can help our students stay caught up in their assignments. 

jordan
Community Champion

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Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is now open for voting!

ammon_trimble
Community Member

It takes me 20 min to look at all of the different classes for one student and print grades. If I can not generate a grade report for a student that contains all classes and assignments on one report, I want to drop Canvas and return to the SIS system. This is ridiculous! I don't have enough time to track my students grades this way.

lexa_larsen
Community Member

I am assigned a group of students to track throughout the year.  Some of them are in my classes and some are not.  I meet with them to discuss grades and help them prioritize and make a plan if they are struggling.  Right now the only way I can check their grades is for each student to pull up his/her Canvas account and show me.  It would be EXTREMELY helpful if I (or someone at my school) could print a report for each of my students before they came to me.  Then my time would be better spent and I could focus my attention on those that need me the most. 

This is my first year using Canvas and I really like it so far, but it was obviously designed with college classes in mind.  K-12 is a totally different animal and being able to print grade reports is an absolute essential.  If a student gets in trouble the court system requires a grade and attendance report.  Right now it takes our school secretary WAY too long to access that information.  The special education teachers have to be able to monitor their students in all classes.  As a regular ed teacher I would like to be able to print reports for an entire class and send them home with notes to parents.

PLEASE find a way for us to print grade reports!

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

lexa.larsen​, you might want to check out this work around - Re: Accessing all student grades... by  @James ​. It doesn't directly address the printing of the grades, but it makes accessing all the grades by student very quick and easy. [Side note, it might seem super technical (and a little taunting) but it's actually very quick and easy to implement - download GreaseMonkey (or Tamper Monkey) to your browser and click on the script at the bottom of James' post. It literally took me around a minute to get it up and working! Smiley Happy

shelly_twitchel
Community Member

As a special education teacher it is important to track and monitor my special education students.  I know the parents of our students need to sign on as observers, but it isn't happening.  I have very few parents signed on as observers.  I feel that being able to monitor my students' grades would be helpful. 

shelly_twitchel
Community Member

I would like to add another comment concerning Canvas.  The comments that I am sharing are from parents observing their children on Canvas.  The problem is if you have more than one child on Canvas, the courses are all listed together.  Is there a way to group each student with their own courses?  It is overwhelming for parents to see 30 different courses for three children listed together.  

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @shelly_twitchel ​, this feature idea is specifically for printing progress reports/grades. Yet, you are correct that many parents find it difficult to observe multiple students in multiple courses in Canvas. There is already a feature idea for this - - and I recommend voting, commenting, and following it so you'll be alerted to any updates!

dlejeune
Community Member

With 201 students across 6 different courses, this feature is a must.  I don't have time to print out each report individually.  This is a basic feature that has been on every grade book I've ever used.

shelly_twitchel
Community Member

I was hoping that this concerned had already been commented on or

addressed. I believe that if we could make the feature for observing

students user-friendly that more parents would monitor their

student's progress in classes. If you are observing more than one child it

is a long progress.

Thanks, Shelly

Chris_Munzo
Community Champion

Our Dropout Detective does not offer the ability to batch-print a group of students but we do offer a nicely-formatted way to quickly view and print a Daily Report Card for each student.  You can find us Alliance Partner - AspirEDU​ if you'd like to learn more.

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brueckert
Community Champion

I've just submitted a related request that dovetails nicely with this one:

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is now Under Consideration.  Find out more about the idea stages at What is the feature development process for Canvas?

cwruck
Community Champion

Hey Folks!

I hope you noticed our new status. "Under Consideration". It means, we think this is a good idea and despite the fact that we can't get this done in the next 6 months, we're looking for ways to squeeze it in sometime in the future. We'll be working on some designs, will probably have questions for you, and will be hoping some of you on this chain will want to participate in some user testing to make sure we're on the right track to solving this problem.

So first round of questions: Where would you anticipate this export of individual reports to come from? The gradebook? Or somewhere else?

What types of things would you want to see on it besides grades to make sure we're giving a good summary of the student and why?

Thanks!

dlejeune
Community Member
  • I suggest you take a look at options in one of the most used grading programs, Easy Grade Pro.  Though I realize it's a software-based program, it does have an online component (though I haven't used it).  What is helpful with EGP are the options you have when printing reports.  For most of us, I think having a current grade report based on assignments is most helpful.  However, there are many other options to choose from as you'll see from the sample pictures I've included.  I'm happy this is being moved forward, though obviously disappointed it may not be usable within the current school year.
  • With the help of our school's office manager, I have now experimented with exporting the Canvas grade book for a class as an xls. document and then I used mail merge to print reports.  However, this is a time-consuming workaround for what should be an inclusive feature directly within Canvas. 
  • Report Options EGP.pngSampleReportfromEasyGradePro.jpgReport Options in EGP.png
Chris_Munzo
Community Champion

If anyone needs this feature sooner than six months from now, please contact us via Alliance Partner - AspirEDU​.  Thank you!

cwruck
Community Champion

Thanks Dan!

msl_adm
Community Contributor

I threw together a quick tool that ingests a gradebook CSV file and generates printable grade reports. This works for one course at a time, only - so none of the fancy stuff that others are requesting. It'll just give you a reformatted gradebook that lists grades by student. You have the option to omit assignment group totals.

 

Feel free to use/share it: Canvas CSV Grade Report Generator - it's not the prettiest thing, but when you print from the browser it'll at least give you page-breaks between each student's data.

 

Someday I would like to put this into an LTI tool...but that someday isn't today.

 

Feedback is welcome!

-- Matt

 

EDIT - we changed servers - link updated!

EDIT 2021-08-20: Moved again, link updated!