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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."
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.
The fastest way to enter zeroes for missing assignments is to:
- Click the three dots to the right of the assignment title in Grades and select “Set Default Grade”
- Enter a “0”, and do not check the box to “Overwrite already-entered grades”
- Click "Set Default Grade"
- Canvas will then fill in zeroes for every student who does not have a grade for that assignment
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