Although you may track and update your student grades in the Canvas gradebook, you will still need to submit your final, official student grades to the University Registrar. Here is a quick guide explaining how to find the Grades link on the Faculty-Self Service area on your MYUSF page.
Final Canvas Gradebook Totals
The Total column in the gradebook will reflect the current scores of your students. Any assignment where you have NOT entered a grade (showing a dash), will be ignored in the final Total column calculation for that student. Also, any hidden assignment grades will be ignored in the student view of the gradebook. As a result, students will see a total grade which differs from your instructor view gradebook total. It is good practice to review your grades one last time. At this time you should:
- Post All Hidden Grades
- Grade each student for each assignment, either entering a numerical grade, zero points or excusing that student from all excused assignments.
If you decide to export your Canvas gradebook to Excel before submitting official grades to the registrar, be sure to note the columns generated. The Current Score column ignores unrecorded grades (those with a dash) while the Total Score column sets all these scores to zero.
Troubleshooting the Teaching Effectiveness Survey
If your students have trouble accessing the Teaching Effectiveness survey for your course or you have general questions about the Blue Survey tool,please contact the Office of the Registrar at (415) 422-7260 or visit the Teaching Effective Survey website.
Course Visibility and Student Access After The Semester
If you have questions about general access to your course after the semester or want to restrict access to your Canvas course, please see the Canvas Course Access and Visibility document.
Copying Content Between Courses and Sharing Your Course with another Instructor
- If you plan to teach next semester or beyond, you can save time by copying content from your existing course into your new blank course shells. No student data is copied over, and you will have the option to omit certain items, like old announcements and old calendar events.
- If you wish to share your course content with another instructor, the best time to do so is right after the semester ends. Here is a guide detailing the different ways to make your course accessible to your colleagues and how they can't import your content into their own courses.