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Use Quiz Accommodations in Canvas

Tools: New and Classic Quizzes During your time as an instructor, you have likely had students ask for extra time or multiple attempts to complete a quiz. Some students may provide an official letter from the Access Center stating their legally required accommodations. When a student does not have an official Access Center letter, it […]

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Late Policies

Tools: Gradebook Students missing deadlines is an inescapable part of the classroom experience, whether in-person or virtual. You probably communicate your late work policies clearly in your syllabus, but it’s also important to ensure that those rules are formally implemented in Canvas as well. By correctly using Canvas’ Late Policies, you can have it make […]

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Using SpeedGrader Comment Library

Tools: SpeedGrader Library Occasionally, you might find yourself repeating the same feedback again and again when reviewing multiple students’ submissions for an assignment. Canvas has recently launched a Comment Library in SpeedGrader to help with this problem. You can now add frequently used comments into the SpeedGrader Library and then insert them into the grading […]

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Use SpeedGrader Comment Library

If you have comments that you find yourself using repeatedly while grading, you can save those comments in SpeedGrader’s Comment Library instead of retyping the same comment over and over. The SpeedGrader Comment Library enables you to add frequently used comments to an assignment easily. The comment library does have some limitations. When you add […]

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Extra Credit Options in Canvas

Extra credit opportunities can be an excellent strategy for encouraging students to go above and beyond and explore certain areas of a course in more detail. Extra credit can also provide struggling students with chances to correct any misunderstandings related to their course content and potentially increase their overall grades. Canvas allows instructors to customize […]

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Grading Quizzes/Tests

Grade by Question in Speedgrader

When grading quizzes and exams, you may prefer to grade all responses to a single question rather than grade student submissions individually. Grading this way can help you focus on the context of the question rather than constantly switching your focus to different questions. Changing to a grade-by-question setting in Canvas Speedgrader is easy to […]

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Grading in Canvas – How to Set up and Customize Gradebook

Note: This is the fourth section of a four-section Canvas Spotlight on Grading in Canvas. Below is a list of the other sections: Grading in Canvas Identify what you can and cannot grade using Canvas Gradebook Understand how students interact with Gradebook Set up and customize Canvas Gradebook Did you know that depending on your […]

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Grading in Canvas – How Students Interact with Grades in Canvas

Note: This is the third section of a four-section Canvas Spotlight on Grading in Canvas. Below is a list of the other sections: Grading in Canvas Identify what you can and cannot grade using Canvas Gradebook Understand how students interact with Gradebook Set up and customize Canvas Gradebook When communicating with students about your grading […]

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Grading in Canvas

Grading Best Practices The Canvas Gradebook is a powerful and helpful tool for both in-person and online courses. It’s also different from what you may be used to if you’ve previously worked with other learning management systems like Blackboard. This Canvas Spotlight explains some of the benefits of using the Canvas Gradebook and provides more […]

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Use SpeedGrader in Canvas

Tools: SpeedGrader and the Gradebook SpeedGrader is a built-in Canvas tool that makes grading more efficient and organized. Instructors can use SpeedGrader to view student work, assign grades with or without a rubric, provide feedback, and quickly progress to the next student in the course. SpeedGrader can be used to grade all types of assignments, […]