How do I set up a gradebook
Hi, Jude Ryan.
Once you create graded assignments, graded discussions, graded quizzes, or graded surveys, Canvas automagically populates your course's Gradebook.
Please see How do I use the Gradebook? and more generally the Grades section at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460#jive_content_id_Grades.
Jude, the link that Nelson provided is right on. I would specifically point out the following section,
"Assignment columns are automatically added every time you create and publish assignments, graded discussions, and graded quizzes and surveys. A column is also automatically added for the Attendance tool."
It can be confusing to create an assignment and not see it appear in the gradebook, later to remember that it needs to be published in order to show up.
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