A Canvas grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course. Without a grading scheme, scores are not measured against any specific standard. Each grading scheme is based on percentage ranges and each percentage range is assigned a name-value (or letter grade). Letter grades are the most traditional type of grading scheme. Below is a depiction of a grading scheme in action.
The letter grade scheme above must be interpreted as all students who score in the range between 90.0% exactly and up to 92.99% percent will be given a letter grade of A- and all students who score in the range between 93.0% exactly and up to 100% will be given a letter grade of A.
Accepted Midterm grades are C-, D+, D, D-, F, M (no-attendance) and N (no-report). Accepted Final grades are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, S (satisfactory), I (incomplete) and N (no-report). Learn about standard Grade Processing and Grading Policies at ISU.
For grade submission purposes, final scores appearing in the Total Column should be paired with letter grades. Letter grades are derived from the course’s grading scheme and are based on student final scores.
To enable a grading scheme in your Canvas course:
To create a new grading scheme with customized percentage-letter grade pairings:
To use a grading scheme that was previously created in this course or imported as part of the course import process:
No syllabus statement is necessary.
Students can view the results of the grading scheme on their Grades page but are unable to see the grading scheme itself.
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