Right now, the default for "Display Grades as" is points. I want the default to be letter grade instead.
Hi Kate Jesdale...
I don't know that there is any way in the current user interface to set the default to "Letter Grade". However, there is a bit of a work-around that you might try. It's not ideal, but it in my testing it worked. What you would do is create an assignment as a template...with all the universal settings you wanted to apply for all your assignments (including setting the "template" assignment to "Letter Grade"). Then, once you have saved that "template" assignment, you would go into your course "Settings" >> "Import Content into this Course" screen and essentially copy the "template" assignment into the same course. You would choose "Copy a Canvas Course" and then search for the course that you're currently in. Make sure to "Select Specific Content", and then when you are prompted, you'll be able to see all the content listed in the same course you're already logged into. Just select the "template" assignment to make a copy of it. Then, you can return to your "Assignments" screen, update the name of the assignment as well as changing the directions, etc. Repeat as necessary.
Would this work for your needs? Hope this helps, Kate.
Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment. Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.
No, the question was not answered.
On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 AM, Robbie Grant Admin <email@example.com>
Did you try the suggestion that Chris, mentioned above? Currently, there is no way to change default settings for the "Display Grade As" in Canvas.
Go ahead and resolve the question. The answer is, again, "NO." How do we
get changes made in Canvas?
Our district was told that the reason we were going with Canvas was that
Canvas was responsive to requests. All I'm finding is that it is rigid, and
basic functions of most grading systems don't exist and won't exist. Very
frustrating and time-consuming for teachers. Personally, I've lost several
hours to the frustrations of trying to work with/around Canvas.
While I'm at it, I also find the "help" section unhelpful. Maybe I'm
missing some other way to find out the functions of Canvas (any other
software/platform has a help section where you can find out how to do
stuff) instead of asking a question to a community and hoping to get a
response months later?
On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Please remove "Marked as Helpful" by me. I did not decide to mark anything
helpful. I will decide whether or not I find something helpful for myself.
On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 10:32 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org <
Sorry, it looks like my frustration is misdirected. I don't understand this
method of "help!" Again, sorry.
Hey Kate Jesdale,
So I think what you're after is somewhere in the course settings where you could tell Canvas what you want your default assignment settings to be. While that doesn't exist, there are a few other ways to accomplish similar functionality.Canvas actually will remember many of your choices for assignment settings when creating consecutive assignments in a short time frame. Below is an example of this in action.
The other thing that comes to mind is to use Canvas Commons to create a template assignment and then import that template into your course(s) from commons as needed. You could include a lot more detail in this template assignment such as a comprehensive assignment description template with layout for things like outcomes, additional resources, etc. I think importing from Commons is also a few less button clicks than going through course import.
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