Grade Submission to Howdy from Canvas
Use the integration in Howdy to submit grades from Canvas using the steps outlined below. Instructors will first want to review their Canvas course and gradebook setup prior to performing the grade submission in Howdy. As a note, ALL grades must be entered in Canvas (including zeros where necessary) to ensure accuracy. The integration will assume missing grades are zeros and may lower the grade imported in Howdy. This may cause students to view a lower grade in Howdy than what is displayed in Canvas.
Grading schemes should be either a standard Course Letter Grade (A, B, C, D, F) or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). The Course Letter Grade scheme should not include the plus (+) or minus (-) in order to be imported into Howdy. The grade submission process will pull grades into Howdy from Canvas. Grades can be submitted for final grades and midterm grades (if applicable).
Reviewing Final Grades
If you are concerned with final grades, we recommend exporting the gradebook in Canvas and comparing the Unposted Final Grade column with the Unposted Current Grade column.
If there are any grade discrepancies in these two columns, try the following:
Enter all grades (including zeros).
After you have tried the above steps, export the gradebook again and verify the grades have changed and match.
Finalize Grades in Canvas
Submit Grades to Howdy
After the gradebook is finalized in Canvas, is set up correctly and reviewed for accuracy, the Instructor of Record or Grade Submitter roles can submit final grades to Howdy by pulling Midterm or Final grades from Canvas. If you have multiple sections, you will have to complete these steps for every course section, even if the course is merged in Canvas.
TAMU System Records and Retention Policy for Grades
TAMU System Records and Retention Policy
requires the Instructor of Record to export and securely store student academic records (e.g. completed class tests, examinations, course papers, and instructor grade books) for safekeeping for one year past the course end date
. After the Instructor of Record submits final grades in a course for posting on students’ academic transcripts, the Office of the Registrar is the official records custodian of the permanent academic transcript.
What is a Canvas Grade Scheme?
Resolving Incompletes Outside of LMS
Course instructors needing to resolve an incomplete have the ability to do so outside of Canvas. Below are suggested strategies and resources depending on the scenario necessitating the “Incomplete.”
Resolving Incompletes in Canvas
Course instructors can request an incomplete section in Canvas. Please follow the step-by-step guide below: