Our Learning Management System at Chemeketa for supporting teaching and learning.
As we are getting into the swing of winter term, we wanted to send out a few important reminders about Canvas Gradebook. Maintaining a clearly organized and regularly updated gradebook is very important for students to track their progress.
Start of Term Access
Students can access Canvas courses Thursday, before the start of term (or scheduled start date for the course).
Instructors should prepare their courses for student access prior to the start of term. Unpublish content or use availability dates to restrict access as needed. Instructors can also adjust their course dates under course settings to allow access on the first day of the term.
Completed Courses in Canvas
Courses in Canvas will automatically conclude (change to read-only access) Sunday, after final grades are due in My Chemeketa. This only applies to courses that are scheduled through Banner (our college Student Information System). Development shells and other manually created courses will remain active.
Instructors who need to provide student access to completed courses for incomplete grade contracts can visit our Faculty Request Forms page to request support.
Access Past Courses
Instructors can access completed courses in Canvas by selecting Courses > All Courses in the Global Navigation menu. Completed courses will also be available to copy into future courses in Canvas.
View Student Grades in Completed Courses
Instructors can view student grades in completed courses from the Gradebook by clicking on the three dots in the Student Name column heading and selecting Show “Concluded Enrollments”.
Canvas Essentials: This zoom workshop is designed to introduce instructors to Canvas for teaching face-to-face / remote, online, and hybrid classes. Participants will also gain access to the online course to complete their training.
Canvas Facilitation & Gradebook Training: This 90-minute session will focus on how to effectively facilitate your Canvas course. We’ll discuss ways to maintain regular and substantive interaction (RSI), grade and provide feedback to students, and use Canvas analytics. We’ll spend some time building out these features in your course shell at the end of the workshop.
Canvas for Instructors – Online Course
This online course is designed to help all instructors learn Canvas. In the course you will find details about Canvas features including screenshots, videos and quick links to learn more. All instructors have been enrolled in this course.
There are three learning pathways in this course:
- Canvas Essentials – all instructors using Canvas should complete this pathway.
- Canvas Mastery – instructors using Canvas with Hybrid and Online courses should complete this pathway.
- Canvas Exemplary – this learning pathway is optional but encouraged for all instructors.
Access the Canvas for Instructors to get started.
Screenshot showing the Canvas Course for Instructors.