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Grading

Use a Sandbox to Finalize Incomplete Grade

One method you can use to work with a student to finish their incomplete grade is to add the student to a Canvas sandbox course to complete their work. This method reduces the risk presented by giving other students access to the course, while still providing the course content to the student completing their grade. […]

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Assignments Grading

Add a Grading Scheme to an Assignment

In your course, you may prefer to use a personalized grading scheme. You can assign different grading schemes to your assignments and fine-tune those schemes to fit the needs of your course. These schemes can be as complex or simple as you like to reflect how you are evaluating your students’ work. Please note that […]

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Grading

Grade with a Rubric

Rubrics produce a set of criteria to evaluate student performance. When they are used in Canvas, they provide students with direction and clarity. When integrated with SpeedGrader, rubrics enable you to provide quick and easy feedback and assessments to your students. Note: These instructions assume that a rubric has already been created and assigned to the […]

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Grading Quizzes/Tests

Use SpeedGrader to Grade Quizzes

SpeedGrader can be used for any graded item in your course, including quizzes! You can use the SpeedGrader to easily see each student’s submission and adjust points or add feedback. It is especially useful in grading essay questions and adding extra credit points. The tutorial below provides a walkthrough of using this feature to grade […]

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Grading Ready Set Go

Use SpeedGrader in Canvas

SpeedGrader is a built-in Canvas tool that allows you to easily view and grade individual and group work. This feature can help you save time, stay organized, and quickly provide feedback to your students. Although you can access SpeedGrader by clicking on individual quizzes, assignments, and graded discussions, this tutorial describes how to use SpeedGrader […]

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Grading

Export and Import the Gradebook

The Gradebook within Canvas can both import and export a CSV file. These features enable you to save course grades outside the Canvas system. Directions Export the Gradebook Exporting the data from the Gradebook allows you to keep a copy of your course grades on your computer or to make offline edits to grades for […]

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Grading

Use Different View Options in the Gradebook

With View options in the Canvas Gradebook, you can organize and view the information in the Gradebook in any way that you prefer. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account. Select the Course you’d like to work in. Click Grades on the navigation menu on the left side of the […]

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Discussions Grading

Attach a Rubric to a Discussion

You can use the SpeedGrader feature with an attached rubric to easily grade individual discussion submissions within Canvas. These grades automatically populate the Gradebook. Using a rubric for discussion posts can save you time, keep you consistent, and help you provide useful feedback to your students. Note: This tutorial assumes that you have an existing rubric […]

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Discussions Grading

Grade Discussions in Canvas

Instructors can use the SpeedGrader feature to easily grade individual discussion submissions within Canvas. These grades automatically populate the gradebook. Using SpeedGrader for discussion posts can save you time, keep you organized, and help you provide useful feedback to your students. Note: Make sure that you checked the Graded setting when creating your discussion. See the […]

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Assignments Grading

Give Extra Credit

There may be situations where you’d like to give extra credit opportunities to your students. In Canvas, there are a number of ways to assign extra points. The steps below outline how to create Assignments that are specifically intended to be extra credit. Other methods are listed below as well. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and […]