New Gradebook: What You Need to Know

November 20, 2019

screenshot of canvas's new gradebook

New Gradebook Released January 6th, 2020

On January 6th, 2020, the New Gradebook will replace the existing gradebook for all courses and users in bCourses. All scores and assignments from existing courses will be automatically migrated to the New Gradebook, and no action is required by faculty to maintain access to bCourses grades.

The New Gradebook will look and feel familiar to anyone who has used the legacy gradebook, but has new features and improvements, as well as a few changes to be aware of. First introduced in 2017, the new gradebook is now the default tool for the Canvas/bCourses platform.

Improvements:

  • Better performance for large courses
  • Improved usability and accessibility

New features:

  • Filter assignments by assignment group, section, module, and/or student group.
  • Override the calculated final grade
  • View or hide unpublished assignments
  • Icons and colors to represent assignment and submission status
  • Automatically apply grading rules to late and missing submissions
  • Sort gradebook columns by grade or status

Changes:

  • If you used the grade muting functionality in the legacy gradebook to share all student grades at the same time, this option has been expanded as a grade “posting policy.” While grade muting had to be done for each individual assignment, the posting policy can be applied to individual assignments, or to an entire course.
  • If you wish to assign all grades before releasing/posting them to students, you will want to set a manual posting policy, either for the assignment, or for your entire course.

Additional information:

Please contact bcourseshelp@berkeley.edu if you have additional questions.