Digital Desk facilitates Scantron-based assessment grading with Canvas which can manipulate test keys, run analytics, and post scores for students from any computer. This tool is incorporated within the Instructor Tools portal.
Digital Desk Grades in Canvas
Access Digital Desk and step by step guidance from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation through the InstructorTools portal. From here, instructors will have the ability to import grades directly into Canvas. We recommend making all grading changes in InstructorTools prior to importing grades into Canvas. This process may take up to 15 minutes to import grades into Canvas.
This process may need to be completed per course section through InstructorTools depending on how the exam was delivered. This process will import grades into Canvas in a single column as long as the exam through InstructorTools is titled the same for every section.
If grades need to be hidden from students when they are first imported into Canvas, the grade posting policy for the course will need to be set to Manual. After grades are imported into Canvas, the policy can be changed back to Automatic if desired.
Watch the Posting Grades in Canvas (4:08) video for additional guidance on how to change a course’s grade posting policy.
Once all settings have been verified and grades have been reviewed for accuracy and the course has set a Manual grade posting policy, use the Post grades feature so they can be made visible to students. To do this, follow these steps:
From the course navigation, click Grades.
Locate the column and click the menu options (three vertical dots).
In the menu that appears, select Post grades, and then select Post.