Canvas Course Design

Grading with SpeedGrader

Canvas accepts a variety of document formats and even URLs as assignment submissions. The SpeedGrader™ provides instructors with the ability to to view the assignment submission online and then annotate, comment, and grade student assignment submissions.

Per Canvas documentation, Instructors can use SpeedGrader™ to:

  • Sort submissions by student 
  • Hide student names for anonymous grading
  • Evaluate assignments for each student, including resubmitted assignments
  • Use rubrics to assign grades
  • Leave feedback for your students
  • Track your grading progress and hide assignments while grading

To learn more about the SpeedGrader, feel free to watch the SpeedGrader Overview Video and view the SpeedGrader Tutorials.

SpeedGrader 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.