How do I assign the POINTS to a new column I have created in ASSIGNMENTS?
Hello Joseph and welcome to the Canvas Community! I will provide a couple of thoughts about entering grades, but if these do not work in your situation please let us know. First, it is worth noting that if you are looking to grade assignments from the assignment itself, this can be done by accessing the SpeedGrader. Grades entered in the SpeedGrader will be placed in the correct column of the Grades tab as well. These documents describe the SpeedGrader, How do I get to SpeedGrader from an assignment, quiz, or graded discussion? and How do I use SpeedGrader?
Another option other than using SpeedGrader is to go to the Grades tab, find the appropriate column for the assignment, and enter the grades directly. This feature is demonstrated in this document, How do I enter and edit grades in the Gradebook? (this document also demonstrates entering grades as points, percentages, letter grades, or complete/incomplete). One warning is that if the assignment has not been published, it will not normally appear in the grade book, particularly if you are using the classic/older grade book. I run in to this problem at my institution sometimes with faculty using Canvas for face-to-face courses. Since the faculty do not intend students to submit something for the assignment in Canvas, they from time-to-time forget to publish the assignment.
I hope this helps and like I mentioned, if none of these options work for you please let us know!
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