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Grading can still be as simple as using the system that already works for you. However, if you would like to take advantage of some of the tools in Canvas you can grade directly in the Gradebook.




You can add a rubric to an assignment or discussion to help students understand your expectations and how you intend to score their submissions. Rubrics also integrate into SpeedGrader, making grading quick and efficient!

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the assignment within the Module you’d like to edit.
  7. Click the name of the assignment.
  8. Click the +Rubric button.
    • Note: These steps assume the rubric has already been created. To create a new rubric, see the “Create a Rubric” tutorial.
  9. Click Find a Rubric. The “Find Existing Rubric” window will appear
  10. Click the appropriate course on the left side of the window.
  11. Click on the desired Rubric Title in the middle column. The rubric will be displayed in the right portion of the window.
  12. Click Use This Rubric, located below the rubric display.

Instructors can use the SpeedGrader feature to easily grade individual discussion submissions within Canvas. These grades automatically populate the gradebook. Using SpeedGrader for discussion posts can save you time, keep you organized, and help you provide useful feedback to your students.

Note: Make sure that you checked the “Graded” setting when creating your discussion. See the “Create a Discussion in Canvas” tutorial for more information.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Hover your cursor over the name of the discussion you want to grade.
  7. Click the Options icon (three vertical dots) that appears next to the name.
  8. Select SpeedGrader.
  9. View the student’s submission. The student’s name is listed in the top right corner of the page.
  10. Enter the student’s grade in the Assessment Grade box to the right.
  11. Type comments in the Assessment Comments box if desired.
    • Note: You can also attach files and media by clicking the icons below the comment box.
  12. Click Submit.
  13. Click the arrow in the upper-right corner to view the next student’s submission.
  14. Click the gradebook icon in the upper-left to return to the Gradebook when you are finished.

Assignments, discussions, quizzes and a few other activities can be set to automatically populate the Canvas gradebook; however, other types of activities, such as live student presentations during synchronous lectures, do not automatically populate. You may want to manually add these items to the gradebook by creating additional columns. The only way to manually create a column in the Canvas gradebook is to create a “No Submission” assignment.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the Module you’d like to add an assignment to.
  7. Click the + (Plus) button next to the name of the Module.
  8. Select Assignment from the drop-down menu.
  9. Click[New Assignment].”
  10. Type a title for your assignment in the Assignment Name box.
  11. Click Add Item.
  12. Click the name of the assignment you created in the module.
  13. Click Edit.
  14. Type instructions and additional information in the second, larger box.
    • Note: You can also add links, images, videos, and other resources in this section. To learn more, view the “Use the Rich Content Editor” or the “Create an Assignment with Files Attached” tutorial.
  15. Select the No Submission option in the Submission Type drop-down menu.
    • Note: To students, No Submission assignments look the same as their other assignments. To avoid confusion, it is best to make a note in the description about the assignment so that students will know whether or not a submission is required, and if so, how they are supposed to submit it.
  16. Adjust other settings as desired.
  17. Click the Save & Publish button. A new column with this assignment will be added to the gradebook.
    • Note: If you want to create a draft of your assignment and publish it later, click the Save button.
  18. Click Grades on the navigation menu on the left side of the page to view the gradebook and check the manually-created assignment.

Assignment groups allow you to organize your assignments by category. For more information, please view the "Create Assignment Groups" tutorial.

This tutorial describes how to weight your assignment groups to affect how strongly each category will affect the final grade. For example, you could set Projects to 20%, Discussions to 10%, Quizzes to 30%, and Final Exam to 40%.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Assignments on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Click the Options icon (three vertical dots) next to the blue +Assignments button.
  7. Select Assignment Groups Weight.
  8. Check the box that says “Weight final grade based on assignment groups.”
  9. Enter numbers in the boxes to show the weight of each category.
  10. Click Save.

With View options in the Canvas gradebook, you can organize and view the information in the gradebook in any way that you prefer.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
  6. Click View at the top of the gradebook to view the different options listed below.
    • Arrange By: rearrange the information in your gradebook.
      1. Hover your mouse over Arrange By in the drop-down menu that appears.
      2. Click any of the options (e.g. Default Order, Assignment Name A-Z, Due Date - Oldest to Newest) listed in the second drop-down menu to adjust your view of the gradebook. 
    • Filters: easily view only certain assignment groups, modules, or students/groups at one time.
      1. Hover your mouse over Filters in the drop-down menu that appears.
      2. Select the type of filter you would like to use.
        • Assignment Groups: filter the Gradebook by assignment group.
        • Modules: filter the Gradebook by modules.
        • Student Groups: filter the gradebook by different groups in your course.
      3. Click the new drop-down menu that appears above the Gradebook to select the specific group/module you would like to view.
      4. To remove any of the above filters: 
        1. Click View at the top of the gradebook.
        2. Hover over Filters in the drop down menu that appears.
        3. Click on the filter that is checked to remove it.
    • Statuses: Statuses allows you to color-code your gradebook so you can easily identify late, missing, resubmitted, dropped, or excused grades.
      1. Click Statuses in the drop down menu that appears.
      2. Click on the Options icon (3 vertical dots) to the right of the items in the list (e.g. Late).
      3. Select a color to highlight these types of grades in your gradebook.
        • Note: For example, if you select orange for “Late”, and late assignments will be color coded in orange in your gradebook.
      4. Click Apply.
    • Columns: Columns allows you to add a notes column so you can provide written feedback to students about their grades. This feature also allows you to add unpublished assignments to the gradebook.
      1. Click Notes below Columns. A new Notes column will be added to the beginning of the gradebook.
      2. Click in the cell below the new Notes column to the right of a student’s name to type a note. 
      3. Check or Uncheck Unpublished Assignments below Columns to show or hide unpublished assignments in the gradebook

The Gradebook within Canvas can both import and export a CSV file. These features allow for the saving of course grades outside the Canvas system.

To view the tutorial video in fullscreen, click here.

 

Export the Gradebook

Exporting the data from the Gradebook allows you to keep a hard copy on your computer of course grades or to make edits to grades for later import. It is helpful to export the gradebook first, as it will be easier to update on your computer and import later.

Directions:

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
  6. Click Actions.
  7. Click Export.
    • A green outlined confirmation message will appear at the top of the page to indicate the download is starting.
  8. Open file for downloads on your computer to view the downloaded CSV file.

 

Import the Gradebook

Importing a CSV file to the Gradebook provides a way to quickly input a group of grades and even create new assignments within Canvas.

Note: Please first export your course Gradebook from Canvas into a CSV file to edit. For instructions on this, please see above.

Directions:

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
  6. Click Actions.
  7. Click Import.
  8. Click Choose File.
  9. Locate the CSV file on your computer.
  10. Click Open.
  11. Click Upload Data.
    • A list of the data changed will be displayed.
    • Note: If columns were added to the CSV, these will be treated by the Gradebook as new assignments to be created. You will need to clarify what to do with the information from a drop down menu. If you wish to create new assignments from the columns (thereby keeping that data in your gradebook), you’ll need to select New Assignment and assign it a point value. New assignments created via a CSV file upload are automatically published and maintain the course posting policy. To add these new assignments to Modules for student access, view the “Add Content to Modules” tutorial. To edit these assignments, see the Edit an Assignment tutorial. 
  12. Review changes to the gradebook.
  13. Click Save Changes.

SpeedGrader is a built-in Canvas tool that allows you to easily view and grade individual and group work. This feature can help you save time, stay organized, and quickly provide feedback to your students. Although you can access SpeedGrader by clicking on individual quizzes, assignments, and graded discussions, this tutorial describes how to use SpeedGrader from within the gradebook.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Hover your cursor over the name of the assignment, quiz, or graded discussion you want to grade.
  7. Click the Options icon (three vertical dots) that appears next to the name.
  8. Select SpeedGrader.
  9. View the student’s work. The student’s name is listed in the top right corner of the page.
    1. Note: When viewing group assignments, the student list will display group names, unless the group assignment is being graded individually (see the “Create a Group Assignment” tutorial for more information).
  10. Enter the student’s grade in the Assessment Grade box to the right.
  11. Type comments in the Assessment Comments box if desired.
    1. Note: You can also attach files and media by clicking the icons below the comment box.
  12. Click Submit.
  13. Click the arrow in the upper-right corner to view the next student’s submission.
  14. Click the gradebook icon in the upper-left to return to the Gradebook when you are finished.

SpeedGrader is a Canvas tool that makes grading much quicker and easier. It can be used for any graded item in your course, including quizzes! You can use the SpeedGrader to easily see each student’s submission and adjust points or add feedback. It is especially useful in grading essay questions and adding extra credit points. The tutorial below provides a walkthrough of using this feature to grade quizzes in Canvas courses.

Steps:

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Hover your cursor over the name of the quiz you want to grade.
  7. Click the Options icon (three vertical dots) that appears next to the name.
  8. Select SpeedGrader.
  9. Scroll through the questions.
  10. Type points in the box to the right of a question to assign/adjust points.
  11. Write additional comments as necessary to guide your students.
  12. Click Update Scores in the lower right.
  13. Click the arrow in the upper right to move to the next student.
  14. Click the Gradebook icon in the upper left to return to the course when you are finished grading.

 

Grade By Question:

Note: this feature can only be used if the quiz is a “Classic Quiz” type. This is the default quiz type in most Canvas courses. 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Hover your cursor over the name of the quiz you want to grade.
  7. Click the Options icon (three vertical dots) that appears next to the name.
  8. Select SpeedGrader.
  9. Click the Settings wheel in the upper left.
  10. Click Options.
  11. Check the box to Grade by question.
  12. Click Save Settings.
  13. Use the numbers at the top of the page to navigate through the quiz questions
    • Grey numbers indicate the question has been graded, while blue numbers indicate questions that still need grading.

Rubrics provide a set of criteria to evaluate student performance and when they are used in Canvas, they provide students with direction and clarity. Additionally, they expedite grading through their integration with Speed Grader, allowing you to provide quick and easy feedback for your students.

Note: To attach the rubric to an assignment to facilitate grading, see the Attach a Rubric to an Assignment tutorial.

Directions:

Note: This video shows rubrics in the Outcomes section of the course. After a recent update to Canvas, rubrics can now be found in the Rubrics section of the course.

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Rubrics on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Click the + Add Rubric button in the upper right.
  7. Type the title of the rubric in the Title box.
  8. Click  the Pencil icon in the first box under Criteria.
    • The Edit Criterion window appears.
  9. Type the title of the criteria in the Description box.
  10. (optional) Type the description of the Criteria in the Long Description box
    • Note: Students will see both boxes. The long description is optional as the detailed description will also be a part of the rating descriptions explained below.
  11. Click the Update Criterion button.
  12. Click the blue + icon between boxes under Ratings to create more rating levels as needed.
  13. Click the Pencil icon in the boxes under Ratings to change the following:
    • Rating Score: The amount of points assigned to that criterion.
    • Rating Title: The descriptive qualifier for those points (Full Marks, Acceptable, etc.).
    • Rating Description: The description of how to meet this rating level on that specific criterion (i.e., Full Marks (top-rating) on a criterion for grammar would state something similar to: “there are no grammatical errors in the paper). 
  14. Click the Update Rating button.
  15. Repeat steps 12-14 for each rating level.
  16. Type the total points for the criteria in the pts box under Pts.
    • Note: This will auto adjust the points distribution within the Ratings boxes.
  17. Click + Criterion to create more criteria as necessary.
    • Select one of the following options from the drop down menu:
      • New Criterion: Create an entirely new criterion.
      • Duplicate: Choose a criterion to duplicate (this will also duplicate ratings, which will make it easy to simply update descriptions for criteria that are scored similarly).
    • Follow steps 9-14 to create/update the Criterion and ratings.
  18. Click the Create Rubric button once you have finished adding criteria, ratings, and points.

Rubrics produce a set of criteria to evaluate student performance, and when they are used in Canvas, they provide students with direction and clarity. Additionally, they expedite grading through their integration with Speed Grader, allowing you to provide quick and easy feedback and assessments to your students

Note: These instructions assume that a rubric has already been created and assigned to the assignment. Please see the Create a Rubric and Add a Rubric to an Assignment tutorials for information on how to set those up.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Grades on the course menu to the left.
  6. Hover your cursor over the name of the assignment you’d like to grade.
  7. Click the options icon (three vertical dots) to the right of the assignment name.
  8. Click SpeedGrader. 
    • The assignment will appear on the left and the grading and feedback panel on the right.
  9. Click and drag the vertical bar of the grading and feedback panel to adjust the width of the panel.
  10. Read the student’s work.
  11. Click on the View Rubric button to view the rubric.
  12. Click on the appropriate rating box for a criterion to evaluate that student.
    • Note: You can provide criterion-specific feedback by clicking on the Comment icon within the pts box.
  13. Repeat step 8 for every criterion.
    • Note: Total points will auto-calculate. You can override this by typing a different value in the pts box under the criterion.
  14. Click the Save button under the rubric.
    • Note: The total points will auto-populate the Assessment box and you will see the summary of their ratings.
  15. Type any desired feedback in the Assignment Comments box.
  16. Click the Submit button.

The Attendance Tool is an integrated application that allows you to take attendance from within Canvas. This is helpful for both in-class and synchronous formats of classes. If you wish to use this application, you will need to enable it within each course.

Note: When you take attendance using Attendance (Roll Call), Canvas automatically adds Attendance as an assignment. The default point value for attendance is 100 points.To avoid Attendance calculation errors, never delete, rename, or unpublish the Attendance assignment.

Directions:

Enable the Attendance (Roll Call) Tool

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Settings on the course navigation menu on the left.
  6. Select the course navigation tab.
  7. Locate Attendance in the list of disabled navigation items.
  8. Click the three dots to the right of Attendance.
  9. Select +Enable from the menu.
  10. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

 

Use the Attendance (Roll Call) Tool

  1. Click Attendance in the course navigation menu on the left.
  2. Select the correct date in the upper right.
    • Click the forward or back arrows to move to the correct date.
  3. Click the circle with a diagonal line through it to the left of each student’s name.
    • Click once to mark as present and on time.
      • A green check mark appears in the circle.
    • Click twice to mark as not present.
      • A red x appears in the circle.
    • Click three times to mark as late.
      • A yellow clock appears in the circle.
    • Click four times to mark an excused absence.
      • A circle with a diagonal line through it appears in the circle.
  4. Click the Mark All Present button to mark all students as present and on time.

 

Attendance (Roll Call) Tool Settings

In addition to tracking attendance, the Attendance (Roll Call) Tool allows for automatic export of attendance data as points in an attendance assignment in the gradebook. You can change whether these points count towards the students final grade and how much a late penalty should affect those points. You can also run attendance reports to determine the attendance for a particular student over time.

Directions:

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Attendance in the course navigation menu on the left.
  6. Click on the Settings buttons (gear icon) in the upper right.
  7. Select from the drop down menu:
    • Roll Call Settings
      1. Select whether attendance should be counted towards the students final grade.
        • Note: When you take attendance using Roll Call, Canvas automatically adds Attendance as an assignment. The default point value for attendance is 100 points.To avoid Attendance calculation errors, never delete, rename, or unpublish the Attendance assignment.
      2. Click and drag the slider to determine how much a lateness counts as what percent of a presence.
        • Note: By default, the value of being late is 80% of the present value. So if a student is late, the student will receive 80% for the day instead of the full 100%.
    • Attendance Report
      1. Select a start date.
      2. Select an end date.
      3. Type in SIS student ID.
      4. Confirm correct email address to send report to.
      5. Click the Run Report button.

New Analytics is a Canvas tool that allows you to easily analyze various types of course data. You can keep track of average course grades, weekly participation, individual student performance, and more! Use this tool to identify areas of strength and weakness in your course and communicate with students who are struggling (or thriving!).

Disclaimer: The New Analytics tool updates every 24 hours; you will not be able to see live or immediate results and data.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click New Analytics on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Click a tab at the top to determine what type of data you will view.
    • Course Grade: View average course grade data. The data shows the average grades (y-axis) for various assignments (x-axis) in the course.
    • Weekly Online Activity Tab: View average participation data. The data shows the page views and participation data (y-axis) per week (x-axis).
    • Students: View grade and participation data for each individual student.
  7. Try the following features:
    • Filter the data by student or section.
      1. Click the drop-down menu underneath the three tabs.
      2. Type or select a student, section, or assignment to display analytics for.
    • Click the check boxes next to the Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes icons to filter by assignment type.
    • Click the Email icon to message students who fit certain grading criteria.
      1. Click a tab at the top of the pop-up box.
        • Score Range: message students whose grade falls within a certain range. Enter the range of grades then proceed with the instructions below.
        • Missing: message students with missing assignments.
        • Late: message students with late assignments.
      2. Click the [# of students] next to the pencil icon to edit the list of students you are messaging.
        • Note: If only one student is selected, you will send the message to just that one student.
      3. Type a title in the Subject box.
      4. Type additional information in the Message box.
      5. Click Send.
    • Click the Download CSV button to download the data.
    • Click the Menu button (three vertical dots).
      • Choose Data Table to view current grades and other data for each individual student.
      • Choose Display Shapes to differentiate data sets by shape instead of by color. 
      • Note: the Menu option is not available in the Students tab because the data is formatted as a table.

You can use the SpeedGrader feature with an attached rubric to easily grade individual discussion submissions within Canvas. These grades automatically populate the gradebook. Using a rubric for discussion posts can save you time, keep you consistent, and help you provide useful feedback to your students.

Note: This tutorial assumes that you have an existing rubric to attach to the Discussion. If you need help creating a Rubric, see the "Create a Rubric in Canvas" tutorial.

Directions:

 

    1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
    2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
    3. Log in to your Canvas account.
    4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
    5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
    6. Scroll to the Module with the discussion you’d like to attach a rubric to.
    7. Click on Discussion title.
    8. Click the options icon (three vertical dots)to the right of the Published and Edit buttons.
    9. Select Add Rubric from the drop down. The Assignment Rubric Details window appears.
    10. Click Find a Rubric. The Find Existing Rubric window appears.
    11. Click on the title of the desired rubric.
    12. Click Use This Rubric.

Checking plagiarism can be an important part of your grading process. As MSU Denver does not currently have access to a plagiarism checking tool that is compatible with Canvas, we recommend you continue to use SafeAssign in Blackboard. Even though there are plenty of free plagiarism checking websites and tools out there, none are up to our university’s standards, nor do they comply with FERPA regulations. After extensive research, we have found that the most secure way for you to check for plagiarism without paying for a software yourself is to continue using SafeAssign.

This tutorial will include 2 parts:

  • Downloading student-submitted files from a Canvas Assignment
  • Uploading student-submitted files to SafeAssign in Blackboard

 

Part 1: Download student-submitted files from a Canvas Assignment.

To download all student-submitted files from an assignment at one time:

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Locate the assignment with the student files you’d like to download. 
  6. Click the title of the assignment. 
  7. Click Download on the right side of the page under the Speedgrader link. 
  8. Save the .zip file.

 

To download one student-submitted file from an assignment:

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Locate the assignment with the student file you’d like to download. 
  6. Click the title of the assignment. 
  7. Click Speedgrader on the right side of the page.
  8. Select the student you wish to view the assignment of from the drop down menu.
  9. Click the small blue down facing arrow next to the title of the student’s file on the right side of the page.

 

Part 2: Upload student-submitted files to SafeAssign in Blackboard

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Blackboard Learn in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to Blackboard using your MSU Denver credentials.
  4. Click your Sandbox course in Blackboard.
  5. Scroll down to the Course Management section of the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
  6. Click Course Tools.
  7. Click SafeAssign. 
  8. Click DirectSubmit. 
  9. Click Submit Paper.
  10. Select Upload File. 
  11. Click Choose File. 
  12. Upload the .zip file (or an individual file if you only want to run one file at a time).
  13. Click Submit
  14. Click the check-mark logo under “SA Report” to review the originality report after it has processed.
  15. Click the down arrow logo under “File” to download the original file.

GoReact is a tool for providing feedback on videos. Students can record media and receive feedback from their teacher, or critique a media piece using time-stamped comments. Consider asking students to act out a scene from literature; record a mini-lesson about the course content; or demonstrate a performance-based skill. This tutorial describes how to integrate the GoReact app with a Canvas assignment.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the Module where the Assignment you want to edit is located.
  7. Click on the name of the Assignment.
  8. Click Edit.
  9. Scroll down to the Submission Type setting.
  10. Choose External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  11. Click Find.
  12. Select GoReact from the list of tools.
  13. Click Select.
  14. Click Save.
    • If prompted to sign up:
      1. Complete the required sections on this page, including Use it for, First name, Last name, Email, and Phone (optional).
      2. Click the button for I am age 13 or older and consent to the above as well as the USER TERMS and PRIVACY POLICY.
      3. Click Next.
  15. Select an option from the Create a new assignment drop-down menu.
    • NOTE: This tutorial uses a Standard assignment.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Select a setting from the Recording & Feedback Privacy drop-down menu.
    • NOTE: This tutorial uses the Private option.
  18. Select your preferred setting from the Grading & Evaluation drop-down menu.
    • NOTE: This tutorial uses the Points option.
  19. Type the number of points in the Points Possible text area.
  20. Adjust other options as desired.
  21. Click Done.

GoReact Feedback and Grading

  1. Select the GoReact Assignment you created in Canvas.
  2. Click on a recording.
    • To leave a text comment:
      1. Type your comment into the text box. The video will pause as you type.
      2. Press Enter/Return on your keyboard when you are done. 
    • To leave a video/audio comment:
      1. Click the video or audio icon.
      2. Click Record and record your comment.
      3. Click Finish when you are done.
  3. Grade the video by typing the number of Points in the upper-right.
    • Note: if you don’t see a Points option, click Edit Assignment Settings. Make sure the video is set to be graded using Points and the Point value is greater than zero.
  4. Click the arrows in the upper-left portion of the screen to navigate through multiple students’ videos.

There may be situations where you’d like to give some extra credit opportunities to your students. In Canvas, there are a number of ways to assign extra points. The steps below outline how to create Assignments that are specifically intended to be extra credit. Other methods are listed below as well.

Directions:

 

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account.
  4. Select the course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the Course Navigation Menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the module where you want the Assignment.
  7. Click the Plus button to the right of the module title.
  8. Select Assignment from the drop-down menu (if it is not already selected).
  9. Click [New Assignment].
  10. Type a Name.
  11. Click Add Item.
  12. Click the Assignment you just created.
  13. Click Edit.
  14. Set/Leave Possible Points at zero (0).
  15. Choose a submission type.
  16. Set any other settings as necessary.
  17. Click Save & Publish.

After a student submits the assignment, you will need to assign a grade either by entering it in the gradebook column or by using the SpeedGrader. You can also give extra credit to existing assignments by manually entering extra points in the grade column or SpeedGrader. Another easy way to assign extra credit is by adding an extra credit criterion to a rubric. Ensure that the rubric has that many more points than the total points identified in the Points Possible on the assignment (view the tutorials “Create A Rubric” and “Attach a Rubric to an Assignment” to learn more).



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