Is there any idea of around when the new gradebook will be the default? (old gradebook goes away)
Are there any schools already enabling the new gradebook by default? or recommending instructors turn it on?
When we have more information about a revised date for the Gradebook, we'll update it in New Gradebook: FAQ. Gradebook features are still in development.
Thanks, I see it mentions Q2 2018
We are in the second phase of our Canvas pilot program. I'm encouraging teachers to begin using the new gradebook since it will eventually become the default. I figured it would be better to have them learn the new gradebook (even with the bugs) and to learn the old gradebook and then have to learn the new gradebook later. Also, the second phase of our pilot program consists of teachers voluntarily using Canvas before we go school-wide with it in the fall. The teachers thus using it currently are among the more "techy" of the bunch, and I figure they'll be able to work through the bugs better than anyone. I haven't had too many complaints about the new gradebook. Those that were part of the first phase of our pilot program in the fall prefer the new gradebook (bugs and all) to the old gradebook. Hope that helps.
Hi Doug, Just in case you missed it, they updated this last week (2/22). It now states, "The current Gradebook will not be deprecated until all initial features have been completed in the New Gradebook, and we will provide you with plenty of notice about a transition. "
We have set the feature option to Allow in our instance, and are recommending it for folks who have been waiting for particular features (late grading policies, ability to add zeroes through missing policy, ability to list a different secondary ID, wanting to move/filter columns), but the loss of Assignment Details option (the only place faculty can get the average score for an assignment) from the assignment menu within the gradebook would be a huge issue for a number of our faculty. We're still hopeful to see that reappear in the menu, along with a link to access Speedgrader for the assignment, or to hopefully see a significant improvement in the course analytics to provide this same information.
As a follow-up, I just noticed that the "On" option for the New Gradebook was greyed out, and not an option for me to select, in the top-level Account feature options menu.
We are planning to use the New Gradebook by default. We are also running some pilots now and will use Canvas university wide from September. Just like Jordan, we don't want instructors to have to switch from the old to the new Gradebook quite soon after their first encounter with Canvas.
According to our CSM, it's possible to roll out the New Gradebook in our environment with the option for us to select the ON status for the New Gradebook in the feature options at the system level. So that's probably what we're going to do in the coming month. Instructors won't be able to use the old gradebook after that.
Very interested in how this works for you. Please keep us posted.
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I'd love to turn it on now if I could. I think it is a big improvement on the old version. Unfortunately, you cant turn it on site wide presently and needs to be turned on at an individual course level.....but only if the user has admin level access ot the course ....this means 'teachers' can't do it.
We havent had any issues with it even though it is still under development.
I turn it on in any course i need to go into to troubleshoot. Those staff who have used it think it is much better.
See my post from yesterday: upon our request, our CSM has investigated if it's possible to roll out the New Gradebook in our environment with the option to select the ON status for the New Gradebook in the feature options at the system level. He confirmed that this is possible. To be clear: it is a specific request for your own environment. So I advise you to contact your CSM to see if that's possible for you too.
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