The Grades area on the Class Navigation Menu is where you will view your graded assignments. In this area you can see your submissions, feedback from your instructor, and your grades.
There are many parts to the grading area. Here are a few of them.
Your instructor may leave comments on your work, this is how you would view those comments.
In the Grade area, you may also find a clipboard icon (1). This icon indicates that a rubric has been used to assess your work. If you click the icon, the rubric will display. You can see from this sample rubric (2) that for this first criteria this student was assessed as Excellent.
Canvas has the ability to calculate a "What-If Score". This allows you to view your grades based on potential scores so you know how your grades will be affected by upcoming or resubmitted assignments. You can enter What-If scores for an assignment that already includes a score, or an assignment that has yet to be submitted or graded.
Click Grades to navigate to your gradebook. Identify an assignment, click the score, and type a different score. For this example, the student had a 0 for the Week 1 Quiz and a 0% in the course in the top right.
A score of 25 was entered as a What-If score for the Week 1: Quiz. In the top right, this changed the overall grade to an 83.33 (B) for the course, since this was the only grade in the course. To the left of the What-If score there is an arrow. Clicking this allows you to revert the grade back to the original. If you navigate away from the page, it should also revert it. You can also click the Revert to Actual Score button at the top right of the page to revert all "What-If" grades.
Please Note: This does not actually change your grade. It only does a What-If grade calculation for you.
Turnitin is an academic integrity tool that checks assignment submissions for their originality.
If you have submitted an assignment where Turnitin is enabled (3), the Grades area (1), will display the Turnitin Originality Report icon (2).
The colors of the Turnitin icon (3 above) indicates the similarity score of a paper, based on the amount of matching or similar text when check against the Turnitin database and the internet.
This sample student had a 0% match so their indicator is Light Blue.
Your courses may have an assignment called Turnitin Drafts. This assignment allows unlimited submissions and allows you to submit a paper to Turnitin without being graded for it. This enables you to adjust or correct any unknown matches before you submit your graded version.
If you click on the Turnitin icon (3 above) you will be brought to the submission's Originality Report.
Below is an example of a 98% matching text submission.
Please Note: The Match Overview and Layer Pane change if matches are found. This example was copied and pasted from the Wikipedia entries for Plagiarism and Academic Integrity.