I wanted to start a discussion about his issue before I create an idea around it. My school district uses our SIS grade book for all reporting purposes such as progress reports, report cards, and transcripts. That typically means that the only assignments in the Canvas grade book are the ones that were created in Canvas. So the Canvas apps (student and parent) report a grade that is not their actual course grade because the real grade book is the SIS grade book. You can see how this would be confusing to students and parents using the apps.
Now, I am aware that teachers can disable showing the course totals in the course settings, but that relies on a teacher doing that for every course and every school year. It would be really nice if there was a feature that would toggle the total grades off by default.
Is there another way to address this issue that I haven't come across? How are you handling it in your district?