There are many options in the Grades area, this area will review some of them below. To navigate to the Grade Center, click Grades on the Course Navigation Menu.
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If you scroll over the name of one of the assignments, then you will see three dots. Click this icon to open a menu (see below).
The SpeedGrader is the main way that grading occurs within Canvas. SpeedGrader can be accessed multiple ways in Canvas. One of the ways is to click the name of an Assignment then SpeedGrader will show up on the menu to the right of the assignment.
Turnitin is an academic integrity tool that checks assignment submissions for their originality.
If a student has submitted an assignment where Turnitin is enabled, the gradebook will display the Turnitin Originality Report icon. In the example, below Student 2 submitted a Turnitin Draft.
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.
Student 2 has a 98% match, so the indicator is Red. Click on the Turnitin icon to access the submission's Originality Report.
Please Note: There isn't a threshold percent of matching text that indicates plagiarism. It is recommended to review the Originality Report specifics to determine if plagiarism of elements of a submission occurred.
Your courses may have an assignment called Turnitin Drafts. This assignment allows unlimited submissions and allows students to submit a paper to Turnitin without being graded for it. This enables students to adjust or correct any unknown matches before they submit the graded version.
Please Note: You can use Student View to access Turnitin Drafts as a Test Student and submit items to Turnitin.
Below is an example of a student with a 0% matching text submission.
Below is an example of a submission with 98% matching text.
Please Note: The Match Overview and Layer Pane changes if there are matches. This assignment text was copied and pasted from the Wikipedia entries for Plagiarism and Academic Integrity.
By default, students may submit two attempts for each assignment. (Some specific assignments may have more or unlimited attempts.) While there are two attempts, the student will receive only one grade on the assignment. If you grade a first attempt and the student submits a second after the first is graded, the original grade can be carried over or you can grade the second attempt for a new score. The first grade will be overwritten.
When a student has used multiple attempts, you can navigate between attempts by clicking the drop-down menu in SpeedGrader.
In Canvas, final grades are submitted by filling out the Final Grade column on the far-right of the gradebook. The grade entered in the Final Grade column is the grade that is passed to Banner as the official grade for the course. If no grade is entered, no grade will be passed to Banner.
This process is applicable for all courses, including those graded on the S/U scale.
Faculty have up to five (5) calendar days to finalize grades after a course ends. Follow the steps below to post final grades for your students:
If you do not see a Final Grade column, click the Gear icon at the upper right corner of the gradebook. Select the “advanced” tab from the panel that slides open and check the box to “Allow final grade override”.
Once you enter a grade in the Final Grade column and it syncs overnight, it can no longer be changed in Canvas. Use the Change of Grade process to adjust the student’s grade if necessary.
Below are the links to the faculty Academic Integrity Training courses in the Commons:
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