One of the most important ways to reduce cognitive load on our students is to establish clear guidelines and policies around grades. Using the features in Canvas to set up your gradebook correctly at the beginning of the semester will make it easier for you and your students during the semester. You’ll also be set up to use the Canvas REGIS GradeSync feature at the end of the semester to send final course grades to REGIS. Below you’ll find best practices to follow before the semester begins, during the semester, and at the end of the semester.
Before the Semester Begins
Following a few steps to ensure your gradebook is set up correctly before the semester begins will save you time (and headaches) at the end of the semester. This will make your gradebook easier to use during the semester and your final grades will be calculated accurately.
During the Semester
The following suggestions will help you to get the most out of your Canvas gradebook during the semester and to ensure that your final grades will be calculated accurately.
End of Semester
You want to ensure that your final grades will be calculated accurately at the end of the semester. Setting up your gradebook before the semester begins and using it appropriately during the semester will help make your end of semester go smooth.