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Some question types in quizzes are automatically graded by Canvas when a quiz is submitted:

  • Multiple Choice
  • True/False
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Fill in Multiple Blanks
  • Multiple Answers
  • Multiple Dropdowns
  • Matching
  • Numerical Answer
  • Formula Question

Other question types, such as Essay and File Upload, will need to be manually graded by the instructor. The instructor can also overwrite an automatic grade if needed.

Please see the CTLD's tutorials on Quizzes/Tests for information about creating quizzes, or the Canvas knowledgebase for information about grading quiz questions using SpeedGrader or grading quiz questions one at a time.

Instructions can be found on the Canvas knowledgebase.

You can create a column with no attached assignment in the Canvas gradebook by creating a "non-submission assignment". Please see the Canvas knowledgebase to learn more.

The Canvas gradebook does not include the option to create calculated columns. Please see the CTLD's self-help tutorials or the Canvas knowledgebase for more information and tutorials about using the Canvas gradebook.

You can leave feedback on student submissions using text, an attached file, or an audio/video clip. Please see the Canvas knowledgebase for more information.

You can hide grades from students either through the gradebook or in SpeedGrader. You can post grades whenever you are ready for students to see them.

The final grade submission process has not changed with the transition to Canvas; final grades will still be submitted through the Self-Service Banner option on the Faculty and Staff Hub, and the process still follows the steps on the Registrar's Grade Submission page.

When a student has an incomplete in an online course, instructors need to perform the following steps to ensure the student continues to have access in Canvas. 

1) Update the student-facing course:

  1. Log in to Canvas and click on the student-facing course.
  2. Click on the Settings menu item.
  3. Uncheck the box for the Students can only participate in the course between these dates option.
  4. Uncheck the box for the Restrict students from viewing this course after end date option.
    • Note: These changes will make the course available to all students in the class. For this reason, you may want to limit the amount of time this course is left open to only as long as is necessary for the student with an Incomplete to finish their work. Alternately, you can choose to modify individual pieces of course content to hide materials from everyone but the student with an Incomplete while the course is open.

2) Take note of which Modules, Pages, Content Quizzes, Discussions, and Assignments the student will need to access. Make sure each of these is set to "Published.

3) Use the Assign To feature in Assignments (Assignments, Quizzes, Discussion) to ensure the student has access to submit/resubmit remaining assignments:

  1. Click on the edit option for each assignment the student needs to complete.
  2. Click the + Add button under the Assign section.
  3. Locate the Assign To section and enter the name of the student taking an incomplete.
  4. Enter the new Due Date.
  5. Adjust the Available Until date as needed.
  6. Click the Save button.

4) Once the student completes all requirements...

  1. Submit the Grade Change Form:
  2. Remove the student’s access to the course:
    1. Log in to Canvas and click on the student-facing course.
    2. Click on the Settings menu item.
    3. Check the box for the Students can only participate in the course between these dates option.
    4. Check the box for the Restrict students from viewing this course after end date option.
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