New Canvas Gradebook 2020

Canvas has a new design for the gradebook, which will replace the current design on January 18th, 2020. However you can enable it now in your current Canvas courses if you like.


Below is a table highlighting some of the changes and feature updates you will see in the New Gradebook. For a full comparison, please reference the Full  Functionality Comparison:  Current vs. New Canvas Gradebook page.

Notable Functional Changes in the New Gradebook
Old Gradebook New Gradebook Description documentation
MUTE/UNMUTE Grade Posting Policy Functionality allows graders to have more control of hiding and  posting grades on a granular level, such as by section.

Quick Guides:
Hiding and Posting Grades in the New Gradebook

More Documentation
New Gradebook and Speedgrader Muting Behavior Changes

N/A Grade Detail Tray Enables fast and easy  viewing and entering of grades, submission status, and comments, both by individual assignment or student.

Quick Guides:
Grade Detail Tray

Limited Filtering/Sorting

Filter by Assignment Group, Modules, and/or Section.
Sort by grade (high to low, low to high), Missing, Late.

Quick Guides:
How do I filter columns by type in the New Gradebook?

How do I sort an individual assignment column in the New Gradebook?

N/A Late Posting Polices (Missing Work) Automatically apply grade (zero) for missing submissions.

Quick Guides
How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the New Gradebook?

More Documentation
Late Policies: Instructor FAQ 

N/A Late Posting Policies (Late Work) Automatically Deduct specified percentage for each X day  or hour late.

Quick Guides
How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the New Gradebook?

More Documentation
Late Policies: Instructor FAQ 

New Gradebook Overview and Orientation Resources

Overview Video

523 - New Gradebook Overview from Instructure Community on Vimeo.

Overview guides and orientation webinar