Canvas Gradebook Update – January 2017

The next phase of the new Canvas Gradebook is complete!

For a thorough description and demonstration of the new Gradebook, please refer to my previous blog post from November 2017. The November update included improved filtering, cross-hairs, and a better viewing experience.

Here’s what’s new with the January 6, 2018 release:

  • Instructors can enable the new Gradebook at the course level. You have the power!
  • Missing and Late Policies are the new feature that comes with this update. You can specify to automatically deduct x% from each assignment that is y hours or days late. (You can also specify a minimum grade to avoid the penalty going too far.) See Late Policies: Instructor FAQ. It’s best to set up these policies at the beginning of a semester.
  • Please take note! With great power comes great responsibility. If you use the Missing and Late Policies feature, you will not be able to revert to the previous Gradebook version. You may want to switch one class over first to see what you thing, before implementing in all of your courses. For general questions, contact us or check the Canvas Guides to the New Gradebook.