Preparing the Canvas Grade book for Final Grade Submission involves 4 easy steps:
NOTE: Grade Roster must be created in myWSU
- Make sure there is a numeric score for every single grade, even if that numeric score is a 0
- Excuse an assignment for a student
- Unmute all muted assignments
- Remove any assignments that you're not using this semester
- Exclude an assignment from the course's final grades
- Activate Final Letter Grade in Total Column
Converting all ungraded assignments to a zero (0)
When submitting your grades from Canvas, ungraded items shown as dashes, will automatically be counted as zeros. This could change the totals from what you see in your Canvas Grade book considerably.
It's recommended that you enter zeros for students who do not turn in their work throughout the semester rather than just leaving them blank. That way, the running total for their final grade is accurate throughout the semester and they don't develop any unrealistic expectations about their final grade.
To view this option, navigate to "Grades" in the course navigation.
Treat Ungraded as 0: Is a view feature only. It does not actually convert ungraded assignments (dashes) to zeros.
To actually change ungraded assignments (dashes) to 0s, you will need to do the following.
Enter in zero and click Set Default Grade
Excuse an Assignment for a Student
You can use the Grade book to excuse a student from a graded assignment, discussion, or quiz. You can also excuse a student from a group assignment. Excused assignments are not calculated as part of a student's total grade.
In the Grade book cell, type ex/EX followed by the Enter key.
Post all Hidden Grades
Please make sure you post ALL hidden grades.
In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
Open Assignment Menu
Any assignment with hidden grades is indicated by the Visibility icon .
Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon .
Open Post Grades Tray
Click the Post grades link.
Follow this same process for each column containing hidden grades within the gradebook.
Removing Assignments You Are Not Using
You can either unpublish, delete or exclude any assignment you are not going to use and/or do not want to contribute toward final grade calculation.
To unpublish, open the Assignments page in your course and click on the green circle with a check mark. The circle will turn gray with a slash. Now it is unpublished and removed from grade book calculations. Note: you will not be able to unpublish assignments with student submissions.
To delete the assignment, click on the "more options" icon next to the green circle and select "Delete." Note: this will delete any student submissions and feedback you have added.
To exclude an assignment from the course's final grades, click "more options" next to the green circle and select "Edit". On the resulting menu select "More Options" to view the checkbox displayed below. Note: this feature allows you to provide feedback without the assignment counting toward Grade book calculations. Like other check boxes, it can be toggled on and off.