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Canvas Grading Colors


If you are new to Canvas, one of my favorite features is the grade book coloring system.  This has also been a helpful feature for students and parent. When an assignment is turned in on time or early it has a gray background.

When an assignment isn’t turned in on the due date it turns red in my grade book.  For students and parents they see a red missing assignment message when they sign in. This is AUTOMATIC, no extra work from me.  Next, I can click on the 3 dots and send a message to ALL students who didn’t submit it. This means 1 click lets me message anyone who missed the deadline.  

You can set Canvas up to accept late assignments. The late assignments turn blue in the grade book.  You are able to see how late they are by the hour or day. You can also set the late penalty so it automatically adjust the score when you grade the assignment. 

These features of Canvas have been very helpful in showing trends with late work, tracking missing assignments, and not fighting the late work battle.


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