Hide total and subtotal scores in Canvas grades

February 1, 2018

Hide total and subtotal scores in Canvas grades: Each Assignment index group creates a Grades subtotal column. Subtotals are reported as a percentage, based on the student’s earned scores in the Assignment group’s activities. If you leave a grade cell blank for a missed activity, the student’s subtotal grade will display as higher than it ought to be. Therefore, always enter a grade for every student. To excuse a student, type EX in the grade cell but understand that this reduces the total course point value for that student. Subtotal and total scores are visible to students by default. To hide them, go to Settings > Course Details > More Options, and check the ‘Hide Totals in student grades summary’ box. The subtotal spaces will still display in student view but will not contain scores. Hiding totals is a good option if your final course grade requires any manipulations at all or if you don’t enter zeros for missed work/attendance.

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