What is the grade distribution graph?

Assessment, Assignments, Canvas, Gradebook

By default, Canvas allows students to see a grade distribution graph for each assessment task. This graph displays to students the highest score, the lowest score, and the mean for each assignment, allowing students to visualise how their result compares with that of other students.  If you do not wish students to have access to this graph, follow the instructions … Read More

What is the difference between the assignment submission types “paper” and “no submission”?

Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, Tips and Tricks

Functionally there is no difference between these assignment types, both create an Assignment (assignment details) and a column in the Gradebook (to enter grades and feedback), but no submission link for students. In the Canvas community “paper” is often used for assignment submissions external to Canvas and “no submission” for extra credit, however either can be used for assessments where … Read More

How can I hide grades from students until I’ve finished marking?

Assessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, Gradebook

In the Gradebook (Grades) you can mute a published assignment until you’re ready to release the grades to students. You currently can’t set it to automatically release on a specified date, it is a manual process. See ‘How do I mute or unmute an assignment in the Gradebook?‘ for further instructions. In student view, the assignment appears as follows.

How to: add weighting to assessment items in Canvas

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In Canvas you can use assignment groups to set up percentage weighting for the assessment items in your course, which then tells Canvas how to calculate students’ progress in the course, and automatically calculates grades for you. First you must create your assessment items (called Assignments in Canvas) – For further assistance with this, refer to How to: create an … Read More

How to: use Gradebook in Canvas

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Gradebook, accessed via Grades in the course menu, is the Instructors view for all students grades. Instructors can view the whole cohort’s grades, or filter by section. Students view of grades, will only display their own grades. In addition to viewing student grades you can use the gradebook for a number of purposes including: Watch the video below for an overview … Read More

How do I submit an assignment to Turnitin on a student’s behalf?

Assessment, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, Turnitin

To resubmit an assignment on behalf of a student: NOTE: assignment settings must allow re-submissions (Check originality report generation and allow late submission settings) see Resubmitting of Behalf of a Student. In the Assignments section, click on the assignment title link (Note need at least one submission to see the Assignment inbox list) In the options column click on the … Read More

Can I use Canvas rubrics with a TurnItIn assignment?

Assessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, LMS, Outcome, Rubric, Speedgrader, Turnitin

Yes. If you want to use a Canvas rubric for the assignment, you must add the rubric before setting the External Tool submission type. Create the assignment with any other submission type, save the assignment, add the rubric, and then edit the assignment to select the External Tool > Turnitin. You can then use the Canvas rubric when grading in SpeedGrader. This is … Read More