The FSU Canvas Grade Upload Tool allows you to upload your entire Canvas Gradebook into the official University Grade Roster application in myFSU's Faculty Center. When the upload is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. At that time, you must access the University Grade Roster in the Faculty Center to complete the final approval and submission.
Even though you can go back and make changes to your gradebook in Canvas, we strongly recommend that you make sure that the final grades in your course gradebook are accurate before you start validating grades using the Grade Upload Tool.
Spring 2020's Unique Grading Situation
Some of your undergraduate students may have chosen S/U grading instead of a traditional letter grade. Don't worry - S/U grades are determined automatically by the Grade Upload Tool based on the letter grade assigned by your Canvas grading scheme. A letter grade of C- or higher will convert to “S,” and a grade of D+ or lower will convert to “U.” You can learn more about how this works below.
If you have graduate students who opted for S/U grading that uses a different grade scheme conversion, e.g., you need C- or lower to be converted to "U," the Grade Upload Tool will not do this conversion for you. The tool will only convert D+ or lower to "U." You will need to manually convert the "S" to a "U" when you review your grade rosters in Faculty Central.
The Grade Upload Tool automatically displays 50 student records per page. Click on the drop-down menu in the upper left (A, in red below) to show up to 100 students per page.
Because students are able to opt in to S/U grading, we have changed the Grade Upload Tool for Spring 2020 to include a "Grade Basis" column (C, in yellow below). The Grade Basis column will display "SOU" for students who have chosen S/U grading, and "GRD" for students who have chosen traditional letter grading. S/U grades are determined automatically by the Grade Upload Tool based on the letter grade assigned by your Canvas grading scheme. A letter grade of C- or higher will convert to “S,” and a grade of D+ or lower will convert to “U.” You can see the resulting grade conversions in the "Upload Grade" column. You can also sort the way you view records by clicking on the Column headings (B, in blue below). For large classes, we recommend sorting by the Error column heading to ensure that you more easily catch any records that require you to enter additional information. You can also use the search box in the upper right to quickly locate a specific student's record (D, in green below).
To navigate between pages, use the page numbers or the Previous and Next buttons in the lower right corner of the page (highlighted in red below). As you are working through the validation process, be sure to click the blue Save Current Page button (highlighted in yellow below) on the page you are on before going to another page in the Grade Upload Tool or exiting the Grade Upload Tool.
You will need to review the grades in the "upload grade" column, which shows the resulting letter grade or S/U grade for each student in your class. Rows highlighted in lavender indicate that the student chose S/U grading, and their letter grade has been converted to an S/U grade. If your course uses an S/U grading scheme already, then no automatic conversion will occur, so you will not have any rows highlighted lavender. Regardless of the Canvas grading scheme you have used, beige rows contain records with errors in them. Please correct them or enter any additional information requested. There are three types of errors that you may encounter:
Enter in any information required for students receiving "I" grades (Click here for more information).
Here is an example of what you will see in the Canvas Grade Upload Tool for the Spring 2020 term:
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Please note, for any students who need a different grade type (S/U instead of A, B C, D or F, for instance) and for whom you do not see an option for issuing this grade type, you may have to make this correction in the faculty center after submitting your Canvas grades.
Definition of Grade Types
Some of these grade types ("IE" for instance) may be seen eventually on a student transcript but are not grade types that instructors assign in the system.
|Grade Type Code||Definition|
|B+, B, B-||Good|
|C+, C, C-||Average|
|D+, D, D-||Poor|
|NG||No Grade Received from Instructor|
|GE||No Grade Expired|
|W||Withdrawn while Passing|
|WD||Withdrawn with Dean’s Permission|
Grade Type Corrections
You may have some students in the class who require a different grade type than the rest of the students. You may have to make this correction in the faculty center after submitting your Canvas grades via the Grade Upload Tool.
For each student with an "I" grade you will need to check the "incomplete" box and you will then be prompted to enter an expiration term and a default grade. The default grade will be posted on the student's transcript if the student has not completed the work by the expiration term you have chosen. If the student does complete the work and you submit a grade change form, the default grade will be deleted and your replacement grade will be entered on the transcript. Students are automatically granted one semester to complete the work. You may extend that up to one year by using the expiration term dropdown box.
After final grades have been submitted, please review this finishing incompletes in Canvas resource and submit the accompanying manual enrollment form to ensure your students receiving an incomplete will retain access to submit coursework.
For each Title IV student with an "F", "I", or "U" grade you will be prompted to enter the date of last attendance.
If the student never attended, check the Never Attended box. This date will default to the first date of the term when you upload your grades into the University Grade Roster. Note: This default date is correct, even if your first class session did not fall on the first day of the term.
When you have completed the validation for all of your students, click the blue Upload Grade button at the top of the page to transfer the grades to the University Grade Roster.
Please note, only rows containing an "Upload Grade" will be transferred to the Faculty Center's grade roster.
You will receive an email when the upload is complete. The email will also indicate if any errors occurred during the upload process and provide the detail of those errors.
The upload process time will vary depending on server load and class roster size. (If you do not receive an email in your inbox within a reasonable time, please check your junk mail folder.) Sometimes the upload will be successful, but the Campus Solutions system is too overloaded to send a confirmation message, so you may also want to check the Faculty Center to see if the grades were uploaded even if the email message report does not indicate complete success.
After you receive the confirmation email, you must access the Grade Roster in the Faculty Center to complete the final grade approval and submission.
Note: You may only access the course grade roster in the Faculty Center if you are designated as the instructor of record or as a grade roster delegate.
Rosters not approved and saved to the Faculty Center by the end of the grade submission window will be considered late.
Note: It is important to keep your review status for grades as "Not Reviewed", as this status allows you to save and return at any time to input final grades.
For help with finishing the grade submission process in the Faculty Center in myFSU, please see the Use Grade Rosters in Faculty Center how-to article.
If any of your students received an incomplete, remember to review this finishing incompletes in Canvas resource and submit the accompanying manual enrollment form to ensure your students will retain access to submit coursework.