Build your course: Gradebook


    This workshop will focus on aligning the Canvas Gradebook with your syllabus.

    Here is what to expect: 

    • Prior to the workshop, bring your assessment plan (could be your course syllabus) to build your gradebook
    • During the workshop, there will be time to work on setting up the Assignments in your course (that connect to the gradebook). 
    • At the end of the workshop, you will have a great start to building your gradebook.

    Sessions are capped at 25 participants to allow for hands-on, focused work time in small groups.

    Learning outcomes

    • Understand the connections between assessments and the gradebook
    • Understand how to hide and release grades to students
    • Understand how to use Speedgrader 

    ATSS offers webinars on a range of topics related to online teaching and learning. Webinar feedback from past participants indicated a desire for hands-on time to apply the new concepts. In response, ATSS staff are offering 60-minute, hands-on workshops that allow instructors time to ‘build your course’ for fall.



    • Assignment connections to the Gradebook
    • Organizing Assignments for the Gradebook
    • Gradebook tips (Message Students Who, Late policy Settings, Excuse assignment) 
    • How to change what you view in the Gradebook 
    • Speedgrader tricks and communicating feedback to students 
    • Dropping lowest grade

    Who Should Attend

    Instructors of record and Teaching Assistants who are teaching a course in Fall 2020.
    A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas may wish to watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.