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    Three Tips for Checking your Canvas Gradebook before Submitting Final Grades

    Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve reached finals, so it’s time to think about wrapping up your courses and prepare to submit grades. Submitting grades is a quick process, but there are a few items you’ll need to do before you click that button. 1. Check your course grading scheme You should have a grading system defined in your syllabus with the values defined for each grade letter. Canvas can display that letter grade to both you and your students, but you need to make sure you have this setting enabled with the correct values set. In your course, go to “Settings” in the course menu Scroll down to “Grading Scheme” …

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    Why Did Some of My Grades Disappear in My Gradebook?

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Let’s imagine a scenario. You have an assignment in your course. Most of your students completed it, and you graded their work. One student didn’t complete the assignment, but you agreed to give them an extension. You went into the assignment settings, opened the assignment back up to them, and merrily went on your way – until you later went to grade their work and discovered you could no longer see the submitted work from any of your other students. You checked the gradebook, and sure enough, the grades you’d previously entered were no longer there either.   Even though this is a scary scenario, this can…

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    Canvas Gradebook Tips: Grade Breakdown, Assignment Weighting, and Dropping Lowest Grade

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Since we’re still close to the start of the semester, now is the perfect time to make sure your gradebook is set up properly. It may feel like you have lots of time left before this is absolutely necessary, but that’s not the case. If you take the time now, both you and your students will see accurate grades across the semester. So let’s talk about three things to check to make sure your gradebook is set up how you want.  1. Setting up the grade breakdown Canvas makes it easy to take your syllabus’ grading system in percentages and apply it to your course. You’ll…

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    A Midsummer Guide to Canvas Setup

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Deep in thought and focused on my very important game of Sudoku, my wife broke my concentration with sudden alarm and proclaimed, “Oh my goodness, it‘s only 6 months until Christmas Eve!” While six months is still a little while, what is drawing closer is the start of the 2019-2020 school year. In less than two months, Cedarville University will welcome students back and embark on a journey of transformation for the Word of God and Testimony of Jesus Christ.  Fall 2019 brings a change from Moodle to Canvas for the entire campus, and everyone will be adjusting to the new normal. For faculty, the challenge…