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How Do I Adjust My Gradebook Settings?

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Welcome! In this article we'll show you how to adjust the settings in your Canvas gradebook. Note that this article is about the gradebook in Canvas, not the SpeedGrader or the gradebook on the BYUI website. There are many ways you can adjust the settings in your gradebook. Answer the question below to be given the exact information you require. Let's get started!

Which setting would you like to adjust in your gradebook?

Open the gradebook settings

After opening the gradebook in your course, click on the cog icon in the top right corner of the page.

Gradebook in a Canvas course

Set a late submission policy

Under the "Late Policies" tab in the corresponding pop up window, set up your late policy. You can automatically assign a grade percentage deduction for a missing submission. Click the first checkbox [1] and enter the percentage of points you would like deducted from the missing submission.

You can also automatically deduct points for late submissions. Click the second checkbox [2] and fill in the required percentages.

Don't forget to click "Update" [3] when you are finished.

For a more detailed explanation on how these percentages will affect your students' grades, take a look at the How Do I Apply a Missing Submission Policy in the Gradebook? and How Do I Apply a Late Submission Policy in the Gradebook? articles.

Late policies pop up window

Open the gradebook settings

After opening the gradebook in your course, click on the cog icon in the top right corner of the page.

Gradebook in a Canvas course

Adjust grade posting policy

In the corresponding pop up window, open the "Grade Posting Policy" tab [1].

You can choose to automatically post the grades you give your students [2]. Automatically posting your grades will make them immediately visible to your students as soon as you've entered them.

OR you can choose to manually post your grades [3]. If you decide to use this setting, the grades will only become visible to your students when you post them. Students will not receive notifications for any grading you complete until after you post their grades.

Don't forget to click "Update" [4] when you are finished.

Grade posting policy pop up window

Open gradebook view

After you open the gradebook, click on the "View" dropdown menu.

View dropdown menu in gradebook

Arrange the gradebook

Select "Arrange By" from the list [1]. Review the options and select how you want your gradebook to be arranged [2].

Arrange by list of options

Open gradebook view

After you open the gradebook, click on the "View" dropdown menu.

View dropdown menu in gradebook

Filter the gradebook

Select "Filters" from the list [1]. Then, select how you would like to filter the gradebook [2], by assignment groups, modules, or sections.

Filters list of options

For whichever filter you select, a corresponding dropdown menu will appear at the top of your gradebook.

Filter dropdown menus

Select the filter

Using the dropdown menus, select the assignment, module, or section that you would like your gradebook to use a filter.

Filter dropdown menus open with list of options

Open gradebook view

After you open the gradebook, click on the "View" dropdown menu [1]. Then, select "Statuses..." from the list of options [2].

View dropdown menu in gradebook

Adjust status color

To change the color of the status, click on the pencil icon to the right of the status [1]. Select the color or type in the color code of the color you want [2]. Click "Apply" [3] then "Done" [4] when you are finished. Now, all the student submissions turned in late will be a different color.

Statuses pop up window

Additional Help Resources

For any questions you may have regarding this article and its contents, please contact the FTC at (208) 496-7230 or comment below. Take a look at the following articles for help with any other related topics.

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