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Grades Overview (Students)

Grades Overview (Students)

In this video you will learn how to check your grades in Canvas.

Last updated 2023-06-01


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Video overviews reflect current feature functionality in Canvas; they are updated based on workflow changes, not on minor or non-functional interface enhancements. Depending on your institution's Canvas theme, the Canvas interface may display differently than shown in this video, but the functionality is the same.


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In this video you will learn how to check your grades in Canvas. You can view your grades from the Dashboard. Viewing grades from the Dashboard may be unavailable depending on your institution’s settings. In the Course Card or Recent Activity Dashboard view, click the View Grades button in the sidebar to quickly view grades for all courses in which you are enrolled. Click any course name to view the Grade Details page for the course. In the List View Dashboard, click the My Grades icon to view the My Grades sidebar. To view the Grade Details page for a course, click the course name in the sidebar.

The course’s grades page gives you an overview of all your grades in the course. In the Arrange by drop-down menu, you can sort grades by assignment group, due date, module, or name. To apply the sort option, click the Apply button. The Grades table shows all of your assignments, as well as their due dates, status, scores, and total points possible. You may also see various grade icons in the score column. These icons indicate that the instructor is still grading the assignment. In the far right column of the Grades table there are a few different icons that might appear. Click the corresponding icon to view submission comments scoring details or the assignment rubric. Your current total grade displays in the sidebar and at the bottom of the Grades page.

At the bottom of the table you can view your grades by assignment groups and weight, if they are weighted. If your assignments are weighted, you will see a list of assignment groups and weights in the sidebar. By default, only graded assignments are calculated into the displayed total grade. To factor in ungraded assignments, uncheck the Calculate based only on graded assignments checkbox. Click any assignment name to view the Submission Details page where you can view assignment details, view the assignment submission, add comments, and view the rubric. If you are enrolled in multiple courses, you can view grades for another course by clicking the course name in the Course drop-down menu.

To test a hypothetical score or What-if grade, click the score cell for an assignment and type in a number. Then press the Return or Enter key or click out of the cell. View your What-If grade in the total in the sidebar. To revert your scores, click the Revert to Actual Score button.

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