All about grade submission, incompletes, instructional tool updates, and more! (Teaching Tip)

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Ready for final grade submission?

Fall 2020 grades are due by 2:15 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 9. Use this End of Semester Checklist to submit final grades and conclude your Canvas course.

Do you have a student who was unable to complete your course?

Follow the process on the manage incomplete grades for students guide.

Note: Instructors must complete grade submission for incomplete grades through the Office of the Registrar. As an instructor, you will need to work with the Registrar to submit the grade for an incomplete. To do so, follow the instructions in the Registrar’s Incomplete Contract Form (DOCX). Questions about this process? Contact the Registrar via phone at 515-294-1840 or email

Are you preparing to teach?

Use the Start of Semester Checklist to create your Canvas course, specify your course settings, choose a homepage, and make your course available to students.

  • Winter Session 2021 begins on Mon., Dec. 14, and ends Thurs., Jan. 21.
  • Spring Semester 2021 begins on Mon., Jan. 25, and ends Thurs., May 6.

Be sure to reference the CELT Quick Start Guide for Instructors and remember to add the New required syllabus statement on free expression to your syllabus (see the Required & Recommended ISU Syllabus Statements page).

See something new in an instructional tool you use?

Updates occurred on Dec. 2 with Canvas, ISU Admin Tools, Webex, TurnItIn, Panopto, and Piazza.

Stay up-to-date on ISU-approved learning technologies via the CELT’s Instructional Tools News & Updates page ( Questions about these updates? Email


Full Teaching Tip

View the published CELT Teaching Tip: All about grade submission, incompletes, instructional tool updates, and more! (December 2, 2020 – Constant Contact) page.

Prefer a Print version?

To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document with web addresses, download the CELT Teaching Tip for December 2, 2020 (PDF).