Regular and substantive feedback on student work encourages academic growth and improvement. It is an important communication channel with your students. In the post below, we will discuss the general structure of grading and feedback in Canvas, as well as link to Canvas documentation on feedback and grading.
When you set up your Canvas Grades (Gradebook) and provide feedback to students, you will be working in three distinct areas of Canvas.
The Assignments area of the Canvas lists every graded item in Canvas — assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions. Assignment Groups organize assignments and are used for weighted grades, if required.
This area exactly reflects the Grades (Gradebook) columns.
- How do I use the Assignments Index Page?
- How do I create an online assignment?
- How do I add an assignment group in a course?
- How do I give extra credit in a course?
- How do I publish or unpublish an assignment as an instructor?
- What assignment types can I create in a course?
- How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups?
- How do I assign a graded discussion to everyone in a course?
- View all Canvas Assignments Guides
The Grades (Gradebook) area of Canvas displays individual student grades, instructor feedback, and calculates total grades. The Grades (Gradebook) area has many features for entering, modifying and overriding grades, posting/hiding columns, calculating late work deductions, and messaging students based on grading criteria.
- How do I use the Total column in the Gradebook?
- How do I get to SpeedGrader from the Gradebook?
- How do I enter and edit grades in the Gradebook?
- How do I send a message to students from the Gradebook?
- How do I use the Gradebook?
- View all Canvas Grades Guides
The SpeedGrader is the grading interface for online assignments, quizzes, and discussions. The SpeedGrader layout displays student work, any grading rubrics, and feedback options (including annotations, written, audio, or video feedback).
Students access instructor feedback entered in the SpeedGrader through their view of Grades.