Assess and Evaluate Student Progress

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Canvas provides tools for assignment submission, reviewing student work, providing feedback, marking scores, and calculating course grades.

Use the Good Practice: Create Online Assessments guide to determine your course assessment plan. Below are resources to implement your plan. Your assessment plan is only useful if you grade student submissions and provide feedback to your students in a timely manner.

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Canvas Assignments

Students can submit their work using Canvas Assignments. Watch the Assignments Overview video (4:25 minutes).
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Canvas Quizzes

You can use Canvas Quizzes to create and administer quizzes and exams. You can add text, images, and videos within quiz questions. Canvas allows many question formats to fit your assessment needs.
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Grade Student Work

Once students have submitted assignments, Canvas Speedgrader offers a way for instructors to easily grade submissions. Every Canvas assignment, graded discussion, and quiz includes SpeedGrader for easily reviewing student work, marking scores, and providing annotations and feedback.
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Make student grades available in the Gradebook

Use the Gradebook to easily input, manage, and release grades to students. Watch the Gradebook Overview video (9:06 minutes). 

If you’re using the Canvas gradebook, make sure all assignments are included in the gradebook. If you have an assignment that students are not submitting digitally, you can still add it to the gradebook and use the commenting functions in Canvas. That’s the kind of consistency that students appreciate.
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