The Final Grade Override allows you to enter a final grade for students that is different from the grade automatically calculated by Canvas in the New Gradebook. A great example usecase is giving extra credit. Previously this required a specific assignment; now instructors may simply add the desired extra credit at the end of the quarter.
You can enter a letter grade or a percentage. A letter grade results in the lower bound of the grading scheme. A percentage is retained as the override score.
Students can view the overridden grade in their Grades page. However, students will not know the score has been overridden.
Final Grade Override is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable the final grade override, learn how to manage course features.
When a grader enables the Final Grade Override option, the Override column displays for all graders in the course. Likewise, the Override column will be hidden if disabled by another grader in the course.
The override column is included in Gradebook exports. However, overridden grades cannot be changed through a Gradebook import.
Final grade override actions are not recorded in the Grading History page, which only records changes for individual assignments.