Introducing the New Gradebook

An example of the crosshairs- and highlighting-features in the New Gradebook.
The New Gradebook displays crosshairs and highlighting across rows and columns for improved orientation. Please see the “New Gradebook Features” section in this article for information on other features.

What Is the New Gradebook?

As of January 6, 2020, the New Gradebook was enabled across all Canvas courses on the University of Pennsylvania Canvas instance. The New Gradebook has been designed to make grading more flexible and intuitive, as well as to elevate the Gradebook user experience.

New Gradebook Features

The New Gradebook has the following features:

  • There are new menus for more settings and sorting options.
  • There are course-wide and assignment-specific grade posting policies (replacing the legacy mute/unmute feature).
  • There are more filtering options, including by assignment group, module, section, and group.
  • The keyboard accessibility on grade entry is improved.
  • It has drag-and-drop total columns.
  • There are crosshairs and highlighting for orientation.
  • Teachers have control over status color with a built-in color key.
  • There are late and missing flags with automatic deduction policies.

New Gradebook Resources

Penn’s New Gradebook Resources:

Canvas’s New Gradebook Resources:


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Last Updated: 23 Sep 2022