End of Semester Canvas Checklist Tips for Wrapping up Your Course on Canvas
May 11, 2023
✔️Put in Zeros for Missing Assignments
If students are missing assignments you will need to put in zeros for those missing assignments. The easiest way to do this is to open your Grade Center and look for empty grade cells.
Some instructors may also use the Missing Submission Policy in the gradebook settings.
Resource: How do I enter and edit grades in the Gradebook?
✔️Remove any Extra Categories and/or Columns
- Review the Assignments tab for any extra categories you didn’t use in your course. A common one is the category of “Imported Assignments” that gets created whenever assignments are imported from another course.
- Review all the Gradebook columns and make sure there aren’t any extra columns cluttering up your gradebook. These could be from duplicate assignments or assignments that were created but never published. You can delete these from the Assignments tab.
✔️Final Grades Go in the Faculty Center
You may have used the Canvas grade book for calculations, but final grades need to be submitted to the Chapman Faculty Center. For more instructions on how to submit grades, visit the Training Guides for the Faculty Center. The Final Grading Reference Guide shows step-by-step directions for the grading process in the FacultyCenter.Chapman.edu.
Select the drop-down for Reference Guides. Click on Final Grading.
✔️Plan for Any Students Needing to Resolve Incompletes
If you have a course that needs to stay open beyond the end-of-term date to resolve an incomplete grade, please submit a request form.
✔️Backup/Download Course Content
It is a good practice to backup or copy your course materials at the end of the semester by exporting your Canvas course. You may share your exported course with another Canvas user, upload to another institution’s account at a later date, or retain the course as a backup on your local computer. For instructions on how to do this, see How do I export a Canvas course?
Note: Exports are packaged as IMSCC ZIP files, which can only be opened by programs that support Common Cartridge files. You may also change the extension from .imscc to .zip and treat it like any other .zip file.
✔️Unpublish YuJa Videos Channels
Did you know that even after your course has ended, your students can still access your Channel videos through the YuJa platform? To prevent this, it’s important to unpublish your videos. This ensures that your content is only available during the active course period. Check out this guide on Unpublishing Media from Media Channels to learn how to keep your content secure.
✔️Organize your Dashboard and Courses
The end of term is a good time to organize your Canvas Dashboard. You may unfavorite (“unstar”) any published courses you don’t want on your Dashboard anymore. A concluded course that has not been favorited will appear in the “Past Enrollments” list (Courses>All Courses).
Note: Concluded courses cannot be favorited (“starred”).
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