The 4 things you should do:


1 Converting All Ungraded Assignments to a 0 (or some other score)

When submitting your grades from Canvas, all ungraded items will automatically be counted as zeros, this could change the exported totals from what you see in your Canvas Gradebook considerably. 


It’s recommended that you enter zeros for students who do not turn in their work throughout the semester. That way, the running total for their final grade is accurate throughout the semester and they don’t develop any unrealistic expectations about their final grade. 


Warning IconTreat Ungraded as 0: Is a view feature only. It does not actually convert ungraded assignments (dashes) to zeros.

To actually change ungraded assignments (dashes) to 0s, you will need to do this following.

 Click on the drop-down menu (1) and select (2) Set Default Grade.



Enter 0 in the set default grade (1) and click (2) Set Default Grade.


2 Unmute All Muted Assignments

Please make sure you unmute ALL muted grades (1) and changed all ungraded (2) assignments to a numeric score.


Click on the drop-down menu (1) for the grade column you want to unmute and select (2) Unmute assignment from that menu.


3 Removing Assignments You Are Not Using

You can either unpublish or delete any assignment you are not going to use and do not want to contribute toward final grade calculation. To unpublish, open the Assignments page in your course and click on the green cloud. The cloud will turn gray and at the point it is unpublished and removed from gradebook calculation.

If there is any student work that’s been uploaded to that assignment, you will have to delete the assignment by clicking on the gear icon next to the cloud and selecting “Delete.”



4 Activate Final Letter Grade in Total Column

As you know, the Registrar’s online grade reporting system only accepts letter grades. To activate letter grades, you will go to your course settings page (1) and (2) the course details tab (if it doesn’t automatically open to this tab.)



Then you will select the check box next to Grading Scheme “Enable course grading scheme” and then click the blue “Update Course Details” button at the bottom right of the page.



If you check your gradebook, you will see the final letter grades next to the percentages in the Total column.



Resources IconIf you would like to enable and/or edit the grade scheme for your course, please check out this tutorial.