Grade Submission to Howdy from Canvas
Use the integration in Howdy to import midterm and final grades from Canvas. Instructors of Record should first review their Canvas course and gradebook setup prior to performing the grade submission in Howdy. This process will only be available during the defined grading period
Before submitting final grades, ALL grades must be entered in Canvas
(including zeros where necessary) to ensure accuracy. The import process for submitting final grades will assume missing grades are zeros and may lower the grade imported in Howdy, potentially causing students to view a lower grade in Howdy than what is displayed in Canvas.
Final Grades Checklist
Prior to submitting final grades to Howdy, ensure the following items have been completed:
Ensure gradebook is setup correctly
Ensure grading scheme is enabled for the course
Enter all grades (including zeros)
Post all grades to students that should be included in the Total grade
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 and Current Grade columns.
Unposted Final Grade column is used when submitting final grades to Howdy. When importing, any missing grades will be zeros and any columns that are not posted for students will be included (eyeball with slash)
Unposted Current Grade column matches the Total column located in the Canvas gradebook. This column will only include any entered grades or unposted columns and will not include missing grades. This column is referenced during the midterm grade submission window.
Current Grade column reflects course grade based on graded, posted (not hidden) assignments. This will not include missing or unposted columns. This is the grade that the student views in Grades.
For more detailed instructions on Finalizing Grades, Follow the steps below.
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 the course has multiple sections, this process will have to be completed for every course section, even if the course is merged in Canvas.
Potential Grade Submission Discrepancy Alert
If when submitting grades in Howdy, an alert messages was displayed, please review the following steps to resolve any potential discrepancies. In some cases, the discrepancy may be expected. VERIFY THE DISCREPANCY NEEDS ARE ADDRESSED.
To address the discrepancy, check the gradebook in Canvas to ensure NO CELL IS LEFT BLANK AND ALL GRADES ARE POSTED TO STUDENTS
. View How to Resolve Grade Discrepancies
for additional details.
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.