The existing Canvas Gradebook will be replaced with the New Gradebook on Monday, January 18, 2020.
About Upcoming Changes
New Gradebook release date
As previously announced, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, will enforce updates to Canvas on January 18, 2020; these updates include use of the New Gradebook and enabling MasteryPaths in every course.
New Gradebook is now enabled for Winter and Spring courses
To align with the Rutgers academic calendar, all courses sites for Winter and Spring 2020 will be updated to use the New Gradebook immediately.
The scheduled New Gradebook enforcement is during the Winter 2020 term period where instructors may be finalizing grades. To avoid changing a gradebook during this critical period, the New Gradebook has been enabled for all Winter and Spring 2020 courses.
Any instructor who have already started to update their upcoming courses, please make sure to read the New Gradebook Resource below and review the upcoming changes. If the New Gradebook is not enabled, instructors may enable the New Gradebook through the feature options in course settings.
New features means workflow change for instructors
New features in the gradebook will alter how instructors use the gradebook. Previously, instructors would mute an each assignment prior to grading; then instructors would unmute the assignment to release the grade. The New Gradebook now allows instructors to set a Grade Post Policy for all assignments with a few clicks. It is recommended that instructors set the Grade Post Policy prior to the start of the semester. Please review the New Gradebook and SpeedGrader Muting Behavior Changes.
No data loss will result in this transition
All features align with previous functionality included in the existing Gradebook as indicated:
Treat Ungraded as 0
The Treat Ungraded as 0 option changes the view of how grades are displayed in the Gradebook and does not directly affect student grades. This feature is not available in the Grid View Gradebook to minimize confusion about student’s actual grades. If instructors want to view grades as zeros, they should apply grades as zeros using the global Missing Policy option or use the Default Grade option for individual assignments.
The Assignment Details link in the current Gradebook will be replaced by New Analytics functionality, which provides improved analytics capabilities.
Hide Student Names
The Hide Student Names feature in the existing Gradebook has been resolved in the New Gradebook by the Anonymous Grading and Moderated Grading features already implemented in Canvas.
New Gradebook Resources
- How to use New Gradebook – Overview of how to use the New Gradebook in Canvas
- Functionality Comparison: Current vs. New Canvas Gradebook – View a comparison between the current Gradebook and the New Gradebook with links to documentation
- Instructor New Gradebook Guides – Find quick links to learn how to use the New Gradebook for Instructors
- Student New Gradebook Guides – Find quick links to learn how to use the New Gradebook for Students
- New Gradebook and SpeedGrader Muting Behavior Changes – View a comparison between the previous and new muting behavior in both the New Gradebook and SpeedGrader, complete with various scenarios illustrated by short videos