Faculty are responsible for determining how to handle ungraded and unsubmitted assignments so Canvas can properly calculate final grades. There are two options to consider and each has its advantage and disadvantage. The options are: excusing missing assignments and setting the default grade on an assignment.
Remember that all course grades must be reported through KnightWeb.
Manually enter zeros (0) or excusing ungraded/missing assignments
Faculty can manually enter a grade of zero (0) or excuse missing assignments in SpeedGrader or directly in the Grades grid. The "Total" column will correctly display students' final grades. Students will see their final grade without having to uncheck the default setting in their grades view.
Canvas Guide: Excusing Missing Assignments
Set Default Grade on an Assignment
After grading an assignment (in SpeedGrader or by import), faculty can set a default grade of zero (0). This will assign a zero for all students who did not submit the assignment or are ungraded. To configure this setting, go to Grades and click the three vertical ellipses in the assignment's column header to display the assignment's menu. Select Set Default Grade, enter zero (0), click Set Default Grade. Be careful not to check the box to overwrite already-entered grades.
Canvas Guide: Set Default Grade for an Assignment
Related Self Help Guides
How to Export Final Grades for KnightWeb Importing — Faculty can import grades to KnightWeb via Excel spreadsheet. This document describes how to create an Excel spreadsheet from Canvas.
MyLab & Mastering Coordinator courses and Canvas gradebook sync — If you are using a Coordinator course within Pearson, you must enable the Canvas/MyLab & Mastering integration first. Otherwise, when using Pearson’s Coordinator course with corresponding sections, you will not be able to integrate MyLab & Mastering with Canvas. You can, however, follow the steps detailed below to export grades from MyLab & Mastering and import to the Canvas gradebook.
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