Please incorporate a way where administrators can see all students grades on canvas--where we click on a student and see there grades for all their classes.



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Community Novice

It would be nice for Canvas to add the feature for administrator view that when you click on a student, not only can you message the student (a feature that already exists) but that you can also view grades for all of their classes. That way I have a snapshot of the student's grades in 1 place.

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Not even just administrators but other teachers as well. As a coach, it is very difficult for me to see the grades of my players in Canvas. I either have to navigate through the many reports as an Admin, or have the students show me their grades. 


There should be a way faculty can lookup a student and see all of their grades in ALL of the Canvas courses in their institution. 

Community Explorer

Hi there, 

A great feature to implement into Canvas in the future would be for Admin's to be able to view an individual student's grades across all their courses.

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This is what we are looking for, too! Particularly for advisory teachers who, in Distance Learning, are trying to flag at-risk students, and for special education and EL case-managers to be able to pull grades for all courses for individual students or - better yet - create a list of students they case-manage and pull grades in all classes for all of those students! It's the most requested feature by our special education and guidance staff! 

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It would be wonderful if there was a way that administrators and counselors could have an overview page of a student's grades with links to teacher's grade pages if there are questions about grades.  This would make it easier to have conversations with parents about a student in general, rather than having to look up each grade individually.

Community Explorer

We are using Canvas for all grades and having to go into each course for each student is very inconvenient for students, teachers, and parents.

Community Explorer

Completely the very least admin and specialists should have access to view all grades on one screen.  Having to click on a student and then each of their courses seems archaic.  While I am in complete support and would be excited to see this happen, I don't have high hopes.  This is something that appears to have been a topic of conversation since at least 2015 (

Districts are already paying for Canvas - paying for an add-on like Dropout Detective does not seem like a practical solution.

Community Novice

In admin settings, an admin can view student's grades by searching for a student and clicking into all of his/her courses. I would like a view that would allow me to see all a student's course grades on one page, and a report that i could run on all the grades for all the students in the building. 



Community Novice

It would be helpful for students to have a similar "Grades overview" page, where grades for all of their classes could be viewed in one place. As a student, it's quite difficult to build an overall picture of one's standing when only one course grades can be viewed at a time. Many students I know end up building their own spreadsheet to track, calculate, and view their grades in a more user-friendly way - despite that being a lot of extra work.

Community Explorer

New "Student Grades" Button on Admin → People

Would like a new button next to the "act as user" button that would let folks quickly access a student's grades across all classes. This would be helpful for anyone with a caseload of students to monitor.

So for student 123456, the button would link to 


mockup of student grades button on people screenmockup of student grades button on people screen

Community Novice

During this time, we are all working more than our share of hours and don't have time to search through a student's Canvas courses.  Please add this button so that we are able to quickly see all of their grades on one page.  

Community Member

This is certainly needed and can serve multiple purposes and users. Our guidance counselors would benefit greatly from this. And since the student can view this from the Dashboard, it appears that the base of the code is already in place. How nice would it be to enter a student id and see their grades? It could also serve a dual purpose to create a report card.

Think about having this as an Account Level permission that can be allowed for any role needed.

side note: it'd be nice to have an option to view previous quarter/trimester grades too. Not sure how that would be implemented, but being able to see Q1 vs. Q2 vs. Q3 would be good.

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