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End of Semester Grading

Don't Forget the Zero!

If a student has not turned in an assignment, ALWAYS mark a "0" or it won't be counted against their final grade. It if needs to be excused, mark it "EX."

Grading Table

If a student only turned in one assignment the whole semester and received a 90% for it, and the instructor did NOT put zeroes in for all the other assignments, the student would receive a 90% for a final grade.

Quick Fix

The fastest way to enter zeroes for missing assignments is to:

  1. Click the three dots to the right of the assignment title in Grades and select “Set Default Grade”
    Set Default Grade

  2. Enter a “0”, and do not check the box to “Overwrite already-entered grades”
    Enter 0

  3. Click "Set Default Grade"
  4. Canvas will then fill in zeroes for every student who does not have a grade for that assignment


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To submit your grades:

  1. Make sure every assignment has a grade (or a "0" or "EX" if a student hasn't submitted something.)
  2. Set the course grade scheme in Canvas to "Letter Grade"
    (no +/- grades allowed)
  3. Submit grades in Banner (One)

Please click here for step by step instructions on submitting your grades in Banner/One.


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