Grades

How to Set Up and Use Anonymous Grading for Assignments

Purpose: If instructors wish to grade students without revealing their respective names, or have graders that must grade each submission anonymously, there are options to hide student names or set up “Anonymous Grading”. In Canvas, there are two ways to perform this, either through SpeedGrader or the feature option “Anonymous Grading”.

The main differences between the two options are:

  • SpeedGrader will hide names for students on all assignments in Canvas, but the student number associated with them correspond to their place in the Canvas Gradebook.
  • The feature option “Anonymous Grading” must be enabled per assignment and only works for individual submission assignments. In other words, it does NOT work for group assignments, discussions, nor quizzes. However, student numbers are shuffled and do not correspond with their place in the Canvas Gradebook.

If Anonymous Grading has been enabled for an assignment, the option to hide the student’s name in SpeedGrader will disappear.

Other resources:
How do I hide student names in SpeedGrader?
How do I add an assignment that includes anonymous grading?
Canvas Release: Anonymous Moderated Grading
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How to Create and Add a Grade Scheme in a Canvas Course (Instructor Level)

Purpose: ASU Canvas courses will automatically have the default “ASU Grading Scheme” attached. However, if instructors have their own unique grading scheme for a course, they may easily create and use it instead.

***Please check with your department to make sure there is not already a set grading scheme that is required to be used on courses before performing these steps.

Other resources:
How do I add a grading scheme in a course?
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How to View a Student's Grades Page

Purpose: Although instructors and TAs will see the full gradebook in the “Grades” section of Canvas, they can also view an individual student’s Grades page like the student does. This can be used when showing and discussing grades to a specific student and to check that they are viewing grades appropriately.

Other resources:
How do I view a student's Grades page in a course?
email the LMS Migration team
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How to Set Notifications for & Review Submission Comments from Students

Purpose: Submission comments are the assignment comments an instructor may leave on an assignment for a student as feedback. Alternatively, students may leave submission comments on their submitted assignments to provide more information to the course instructor.

Notifications may be turned on by the instructor in order to be emailed when a student leaves submission comments. The email will link the instructor back to the assignment the comment was left on. Additionally, instructors may review submission comments in other places on Canvas: the Canvas Inbox or Gradebook.

Other resources:
How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as an instructor?
How do I reply to submission comments in the Inbox as a student?
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How to Set and Use the Grade Posting Policy "Manually Post Grades"

Purpose: In the New Gradebook, Grade Posting Policy determines how grades are hidden or posted for students from the instructor’s gradebook. “Manually Post Grades” allows instructors to hide scores from students and then post them all at will when ready. Students will only receive an email notification regarding updated grades when the instructor has opted to post the grades.

Instructors can set the grade post policy at the course-level so the entire gradebook is affected or at the assignment-level, so only one assignment has the implemented policy.

**Self-grading assessments, like multiple choice quizzes, will still post scores for students when completed, but if grading by the instructor is needed, grades will stay hidden from students until the instructor has posted on their own.**

Other resources:
Canvas Guides: How do I use posting policies in my course?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I hide grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I post grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas: Student Grade Visibility Flow Chart
email the LMS Migration team
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How to Set and Use the Grade Posting Policy "Automatically Post Grades"

Purpose: In the New Gradebook, Grade Posting Policy determines how grades are hidden or posted for students from the instructor’s gradebook. “Manually Post Grades” allows instructors to hide scores from students and then post them all at will when ready. Students will only receive an email notification regarding updated grades when the instructor has opted to post the grades.

Instructors can set the grade post policy at the course-level so the entire gradebook is affected or at the assignment-level, so only one assignment has the implemented policy.

**Self-grading assessments, like multiple choice quizzes, will still post scores for students when completed, but if grading by the instructor is needed, grades will stay hidden from students until the instructor has posted on their own.**

Other resources:
Canvas Guides: How do I use posting policies in my course?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I hide grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I post grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas: Student Grade Visibility Flow Chart
email the LMS Migration team
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How to Set Grades as Zero in the New Gradebook

Purpose: When students are late submitting assignments, missing an assignment, or do not have a grade entered into their grade box, Canvas provides methods for instructors to quickly, and automatically enter grades, particularly for reduced scores. The “Late Policies” and “ Set Default Grade” are available options that can be used in the Canvas New Gradebook to set desired grades for assignments with these situations.

**See the Quick Tip video “How to Set Assignment Late Policies in New Gradebook” for more information on the “Late Policies” feature**

Other resources:
Quick Tip Video: How to Set Assignment Late Policies in New Gradebook
Canvas Guides: How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I set a default grade for an assignment?
email the LMS Migration team
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How to Attach Rubrics to an Assignment or Graded Discussion

Purpose: Created rubrics can be attached to assignments and graded discussions so students can review grading expectations. In additions, rubrics can be used to grade assignments and graded discussions in SpeedGrader which will populate to the student’s score. Rubrics from other previous courses created by the user can also be attached if desired.

**See Quick Tip “How to Create a Rubric” to review creating new sets of rubrics before following this video.**

Other resources:
Canvas Guides: How do I add a rubric to an assignment?
Canvas Guides: How do I add a rubric to a graded discussion?
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How to Export and Import Grades (New Gradebook)

Purpose: The Canvas New Gradebook allows users to import and export their gradebook into a CSV (Excel) spreadsheet. This options will export all grades listed in the gradebook for all active student users of a class. When importing, any new columns added will be added to the Canvas gradebook if desired.

**When exporting grades, dashes in the Canvas New Gradebook will be converted to “0”. If instructors desire letter grades to reflect correctly, please type “EX” into student grade boxes where grades should not be affected negatively.

Other resources:
Canvas Guide: How do I export grades in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guide: How do I import grades in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guide: How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
ASU Knowledgebase Article: How to Post Final Grades from Canvas to your Peoplesoft Grade Roster
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How to Set and Use Anonymous Instructor Annotations

Purpose: Anonymous Instructor Annotations is a feature option that allows teachers and graders to leave comment annotations on a student’s online assignment submission in Canvas’s DocViewer in SpeedGrader. This feature can best be used when there are other graders of the course other than the instructor leaving feedback for students. It available as a Feature Option in ASU Canvas and must be turned on first before seeing as an assignment setting option.

**This feature will not apply to assignment comments left in a student’s grade box or right, menu assignment comment box of SpeedGrader.**

Other resources:
Canvas Guide: Anonymous Instructor Annotations Information
Canvas Guide: How do I enable anonymous instructor annotations in student submissions?
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