Canvas Course Design

Managing Grades

Grades allows instructors to easily input grades as well as track the progress of and communicate grades/feedback to students. Grades can also automatically calculate weighted grades based on the Assignment Groups created in the Assignments tool. 

Grades opens to the Canvas Gradebook. Columns are automatically created in the Gradebook when instructors create:

  • Assignments
  • Graded Discussions
  • Graded Quizzes
  • Surveys
  • Graded External Tool Assignments

Canvas also includes a tool called SpeedGrader™ that integrates the feedback and grading process with the gradebook.This is a great feature for grading submitted assignments and quizzes.

To learn more about Grades, feel free to watch the Grades Video and review the Grades Tutorials.

Grades Tutorials

Canvas Course Design


Ready, Set, Go!

Congratulations! If you have reached Step 6, that means the course is built and  almost ready to be Published so it is visible to the students.

Before Publishing the course, please make sure the following tasks have been accomplished:

Publish Course

To publish the course:

  1. Go to the Course Home Page.
  2. Click [Publish] located to the far right of the page.

Once the course has been published, the following tasks may be of use as well:

To learn more about Publishing and Running a course in Canvas, feel free to view the tasks linked above as well as the Publish the Course tutorial below.

Course building steps

Click on the buttons below to access information on building courses in Canvas.