The Grades function in Canvas
Grades in Canvas are presented in an overview in the Gradebook for teachers and students. More detailed assessments are made in SpeedGrader for both assignments and quizzes, but in slightly different ways. It is also possible to automate the transfer of grades in Canvas to Ladok. On the following pages you can learn more.
You can navigate to the pages about "Grades" in the navigation menu or click on the links under each heading.
In Canvas' navigation menu option "Grades", you can find the Gradebook, where the teacher and students get a visual overview of all assessments. In order for assessments in Canvas to work optimally, you sometimes need to set a "grading scheme" for an assignment or arrange "assignment groups" so that the grades are weighed together in the way you as a teacher want.
SpeedGrader in Canvas
SpeedGrader is the Canvas function where you perform the actual assessment of the students' work. On the linked page below, you will find information on how to find SpeedGrader, carry out anonymous assessments, and how to work in SpeedGrader.
Letter grades and grading schemes
To assess an assignment in Canvas with the usual grading scales at KTH, you need to use letter grades. This facilitates the transfer of grades to Ladok. Letter grades require management of grading schemes. It is possible to use preset grading schemes and to create your own, as well as set one for the entire course.
How to assess anonymously in Canvas
When it is possible and suitable, it is recommended to assess anonymously to avoid preconceived notions on your part as a teacher influencing the assessment. On this page, you can read about how to set up anonymous assessment for assignments and quizzes, how it works and how de-anonymisation takes place.
Manage results with Canvas
Learn more about how to note points in different ways and Canvas' three ways to weigh results. When assessing a student's work, there are several different ways in Canvas to manage and communicate the student's results. When the students have completed several assignments that are to be weighed together into a grade, there is also support for different methods for weighing together.
Assess documents in Canvas
This guide contains information on how teachers can handle assignments that have been submitted or placed in a Canvas assignment. The guide describes step by step, with screenshots and text, assessment of documents, for example such as handwritten documents uploaded as PDFs. The assessment tools are generally handled the same for all assignments where the uploaded file can be displayed in SpeedGrader so the guide works for most assessment work to be done in Canvas.
Assess results from New Quizzes in Canvas
This guide describes how SpeedGrader handles results from New Quizzes. The guide shows step by step, with screenshots and text, which SpeedGrader functions that work for a quiz. Please note that results from a Quiz cannot be handled in the same way as submissions from a Canvas assignment.