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Canvas New Gradebook Features

Canvas's New Gradebook maintains all the same things you loved from the old one and offers some additional features:

  • Simplified navigation
  • Drag-and-drop organization
  • Late and missing submission policies
  • Color coding
  • And more!

Please note: We do not recommend that you use Canvas's "curve grade" tool, as you will be unable to undo any grade curve implemented this way. We recommend manually curving student grades at this time.

Simplified navigation

The New Gradebook navigation is separated into four easy categories: Gradebook, View, Actions, and the Gear icon. Under Gradebook you can view grade history or individual grades. The  View  drop-down enables filtering and ways to arrange the assignment columns. Under Actions you can choose to export or import your gradebook, and the Gear icon is now used to set up late policies and grade deductions.

Drag-and-drop organization

Instructors now have the option to reorganize the Gradebook by dragging and dropping assignment columns to their liking. (Note: In January 2018, Canvas restricted the minimum width of columns in the new gradebook. You can add your voice to those requesting the ability to freely resize columns here.)

Submission policies

Now the Gradebook can accept automatic late and missing submission policies. This feature will automatically apply the policy based on the assignment due dates, or instructors can assign statuses manually.

Color coding

Now student submissions will be color-coded in the Gradebook based on the assignment status. More information on how to use and understand this feature can be found in this guide for the New Gradebook icons and colors.

You can refer to our tutorial to activate Canvas's New Gradebook in your course. For information on how to use the new features, please refer to Canvas New Gradebook Best Practices.

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