Below please see the notes from the ISU OLC meeting on grading in Canvas which took place on Friday, March 12:
Grading in Canvas
Drs. Amani Elobeid (Economics) and Cristina Bonaccorsi (Chemistry) shared their tips on grading in Canvas:
Stay on top of your grading:
- Use the Message Students Who function in the gradebook to remind a group of students of late assignments, offer corrective feedback, and give praise. Although sent in bulk, such messages are received by each student individually.
- Sort and filter student data efficiently and save your time while grading!
- Change options in the Speedgrader to sort submissions by student name, the date by which assignments were submitted, or assignment submission status.
Know how Canvas calculates student grades:
- Have a good idea about your grading schema and how it converts earned points into letter grades.
- Know how to use the total column in Canvas.
- Save your extra-credit until the end, or else it might be resulting in misleading grades for your students.
- Check out the key concepts for grading in Canvas on the CELT website if you want a thorough walk-through of the grading basics.
Grade Submission via ISU Admin Tools in Canvas
CELT and ITS collaborated to bring very useful changes to the midterm submission process via ISU AdminTools inside your Canvas courses. Please review the ISU AdminTools: Submit Grades resource on the CELT website.
- Spring 2021 midterms are due Mar. 19 by 2:15 p.m.
- Math questions in quizzes: math formulas are now rounded correctly.
- Numerical questions with precise answers in quizzes: no more autogenerated decimal places in precision answers.
- New Quizzes: CELT continues monitoring this new feature before it is implemented in ISU’s Canvas instance.
- For more updates, please check out the CELT Instructional Tools News and Updates page on the CELT website.
Have a suggestion for the next OLC meeting?
Please email Lesya Hassall at firstname.lastname@example.org.