The Canvas Gradebook is used to calculate students’ grades throughout the semester. To transfer the midterm and final grades to the Office of the Registrar, one should consider using the ISU AdminTools: Submit Grades tool, developed specifically for use at ISU based on current policies, procedures, and technology.
Spring 2021 midterm grades are due by Friday, March 19 at 2:15 p.m. and Spring 2021 final grades are due by Tuesday, May 11 at 2:15 p.m.
This page will address the functionality of the Submit Grades tool specifically. For detailed information on setting up your Gradebook in Canvas, read Key Concepts for Grading in Canvas. and learn about the Canvas Gradebook and Grading Scheme.
To access the Submit Grades tool:
Continue through each of these steps:
At any point, you may choose to restart the submission process by clicking on the Choose Type link at the top of the tool. This will create an alert that you will lose your current progress. Click Submit to continue.
Once you've submitted grades, you may choose to retract them until the cutoff time has passed. From the main Submit Grades page, click Review next to the submission, then click the Retract button to start over. You will be prompted to confirm this is the action you intended.
Choose the grade submission type:
Select the course section(s) you wish to include in this submission. You may create several submissions for the same course if your sections have different submission requirements.
The left-hand side of the screen contains the Registrar sections which may be selected. On the right side of the screen is a list of sections that cannot be selected.
The choose assignments section is organized into several categories:
Inside each category is a list of assignments, followed by the number of graded submissions and if applicable, an indication that the assignment is past due.
When submitting Midterms, this is an opportunity to choose only those assignments that should count up to this point. To customize which assignments are included:
When submitting Finals, all applicable work should have been completed and graded. Typically, you will want to proceed with the default assignment selection.
This step will automatically scan your Gradebook to check for potential errors or inconsistencies, prompting you for action.
Potential errors or warnings include:
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.
When necessary, make the selections for the following:
Once you are confident that all grades coming from the Total Column in Canvas to Grade to Submit are correct, you can choose to Save and Continue.
The Confirmation page holds all information regarding this submission, including the time submitted and who submitted it. There is a listing of sections and assignments used in the grade submission, information on the suggested tips, and a breakdown of the grades submitted.
A confirmation email will also be sent to you, confirming that the grades have been queued for transfer to the Office of the Registrar.
See the steps to Manage Incomplete Students for an overview of this process. When using the ISU AdminTool to Submit Grades, you will manage incomplete students as part of the Verify Grades step:
See the steps to Manage Incomplete Students for an overview of this process.
When resolving an Incomplete, the student's final grade must be submitted to the Registrar's Office according to the process described in the ISU grading policy, Step 4: To change a grade or mark.
To help calculate the student's final grade, you can use the ISU AdminTools: Submit Grades feature outside of normal grade submission dates. Select Calculate Correction to Final Grades in Step 1, then proceed as normal.