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Gradebook Changes for the New Year

Dartmouth will switch over to the new Canvas gradebook for all courses in Arts and Sciences and Graduate Schools on January 2nd. 

The most significant features of the new gradebook involve improvements in gradebook organization and data sorting along with new opportunities for customization. In addition, a feature called “Post Policies” has been added to give faculty more control over how they release grades to students. While this feature adds some nice functionality for faculty, it is a bit more complex than the former mute/unmute feature.

We have provided some resources below to help with this transition. As always we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your course grading practices, to help you set up your gradebook or to refine your course. To make an appointment to go over the new gradebook specifically, please use the following Calendly link to find a time that works for you: 

For more general course help, please contact:  and one of our learning designers would be happy to set up an appointment with you.


Using the new gradebook

Instructure-created video on the new gradebook
Video created by Dartmouth Learning Design and Tech on the new Gradebook

Using the new “post policies feature” of the gradebook

Concise 1-page overview of the “post policies” feature (Canvas Community)


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