Check your Canvas letter grade breakpoints

September 9, 2019

It is imperative that the grading scheme in use in your Canvas course matches the grading policy in your syllabus. Go to Course > Settings > view grading scheme. Most Canvas accounts have a default scheme that uses the ISU grade break points of 60, 63, 67, 70, 73, 77, 80, 83, 87, 90, and 93. Canvas does not round grades up or down, and does not allow ‘gaps’ in the grading range. If your syllabus lists grades as 0-59, 60-62, 63-66, 67-70 etc. you are implying breakpoints of 59.5, 62.5, 66.5, 69.5 etc. and must make a new Canvas grading scheme based on these values. If you do not, the chances are high that many students will be given grades that are lower than they deserve. Example: a grade of 69.97 will results in a C+, not a B-. Creating and implementing a new grading scheme is a multi-step process. For assistance, contact Karla in the Online and Distance Learning unit.

Contact Details:

Name: Karla Embleton
Phone: 515-294-9198
Department: in administration