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Canvas Final Letter Column

Instructors frequently ask about displaying the course final grade in Canvas.
Instructions are below, but please be aware of the following factors before
displaying final grades in Canvas:

  • Letter grades are not included in Canvas gradebook downloads to Excel (only
    point values are downloaded). This means . . .
  • you will still have manually create the final letter grade column within
    the downloaded gradebook, in order to upload to the Faculty Center in PeopleSoft. 

To create a final letter assignment and grade column in Canvas:

Open Assignment

open assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

add assignments

Click the Add Assignment button.

Enter Assignment Details

enter assignments details

Enter "FINAL LETTER GRADE" as the name [1] and a description [2] for your assignment. For Points enter "0", Assignment Group can be defualt, Display Grade as should be "Letter Grade", and Submission Type select "No Submission" [3].

Save and Publish

save and publish

If you are ready to publish your assignment, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your assignment and publish it later, click the Save button [2].

Note: Along with published assignments, the Gradebook will display unpublished assignments by default, but you can not enter grades for unpublished assignments.