Shakalakabra: Hang Ten on This Standards-Based Grading Wave


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Shakalakabra : Hang Ten on This Standards-Based Grading Wave ‍♀️

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Yo dudes and dudettes, learning mastery can talk to the Canvas grade book with a couple API calls and it’s well worth it. Join us on this, our second wave of, adventure as we will share the do’s and don’t of making scores from Outcomes and Learning Mastery automatically skimboard over into your Gradebook for reporting. Much like the cold beach shower rinsing the sand off, this session will clean up your procsss for connecting the two grade books.


Wed. July 10th, 10:55 AM- 11:35 AM ( 40 Min )

Once we rolled out Canvas to our schools teachers took off. Then we had a question that our World Language teachers asked that challenged us. They have adopted a new way of grading that included standards and a new grade scale. I knew there was a solution with Canvas but not totally sure what it would be. Canvas has a hidden secret that is so rad. Reporting on standards is crucial to drilling down and providing insight for each student into what they are learning and where they land on specific standards. We've leveraged the radness of standards and outcomes but also need more. We needed the values from Learning Mastery to report back to the Canvas Gradebook so we could then translate all the scores into a single grade for that class which is reported back to the state. I hope to share what and why and how we made this happen.

We had to use some API calls to make this work and we've elected to only sync once a day, but, it works and takes the process off the shoulders of the teachers from having to manually transferring scores from Learning Mastery to Gradebook. Come hear our story. 



  • Handouts, resources, links to come!

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