Instructure replaced the legacy Gradebook before classes began in Winter quarter, 2020! It's a good idea to get to know the features that have been added and those that have changed.
The new Canvas Gradebook includes many features designed to improve the grading experience, especially in classes with large numbers of quizzes and assignments. In the new Gradebook, you can:
If you have used the Muting feature in the past, please be aware that Instructure has removed it, and replaced it with a different feature set.
"The New Gradebook has modified the functionality of muting and unmuting. The main change is that this new functionality allows graders to have more control for posting grades on a granular level, such as by section, by a feature called post policies. Additionally, instead of having to hide all assignments individually, the Gradebook Settings menu allows all assignment grades to be hidden by default.
Please note the following adjustments to the Gradebook interface:
This document from instructure outlines the various changes as compared with the previous functionality:
Here's a link to the source guide for all things New Gradebook:
This document outlines the new feature and option changes as compared with the previous functionality.
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.