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April 12, 2024

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Managing the Canvas Gradebook

Now that the semester is winding down it is time to begin determining and processing grades in Canvas. It is important to make sure that scores are adding up correctly and that your final grades will be accurate. Here are a few things to double check in the Canvas grade book.

  • Apply the automatic grading toggle for late submissions. To turn on this button navigate to grade book settings then “late policies,” and click “automatically apply grade for missing submissions.” This will inform students if they are missing a grade and will automatically affect their overall grade so they know what they need to turn in to fix the grade. 
  • Note the grade positing policies. You can choose to manually or automatically post grades. If you choose to manually post grades you will have to click on the assignment column drop-down as it appears in Canvas. Hit the button “post grades;” students will then be able to see the grade that you have entered into the grade book for that assignment. 
  • Make sure that if you see an assignment in the grade book that shows a grading icon rather than a number, that is indicating that the assignment has not been graded in Speed Grader yet. Ensure each individual in the class has a grade before releasing the grades for students to view. 
  • If you see any dashes within the gradebook that means that the student’s graded assignment will not count. Make sure that all grades are numbers instead of dashes or icons for a proper final average. 
  • There is an option to override total grades if students’ grades are not matching up with what you believe they should be. In the last column in the grade book there is an override column. This could be used for rounding up or extra credit given at the end of the course. Use the override to avoid going through each assignment and tweaking grades. 

Get Ready for Summer 2024

Do you plan to teach this summer? Clemson Online is proud to announce this year’s Summer teaching initiative. We have timely opportunities for instructors to gain experience in online course creation, teaching with Canvas, and the Quality Matters course improvement process.

Upcoming Events

Quick Hits: Canvas Tools

Thursday, April 18th, 3:30-4:00 PM

Join this training to learn more about utilizing Canvas in your course! Whether you have a specific question or want a Canvas tool demonstrated, this training opportunity is your time to work with one of our Learning Technology Specialists. When registering, choose whether to have a specific topic covered, enter your question, or both. 

Facilitated by our Learning Tech Team.

Registration: Quick Hits: Canvas Tools.
Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.

Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep

Wednesday, April 24th, 1:30-2:30 PM

Join us in preparing for teaching online with Canvas next semester! This training will cover importing Canvas content and planning next semester’s courses with learning objectives in mind. When you register for this workshop, you may select from a range of additional topics you would like covered and/or enter any specific questions.

Facilitated by Millie Tullis, Digital Learning Strategist.

Registration: Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.

Please reach out to Millie Tullis with any questions about these sessions. 

Clemson Online Spring 2024 Events Calendar

Review our Spring 2024 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on group assignments in online courses, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact Millie Tullis with any questions regarding these sessions.

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