Archives—October 2016

Submit Mid-Term Grades via Banner or Canvas and Coursetools

nstructors have two choices for submitting grades. Mid-Term (and Final) grades can be submitted electronically either via Canvas, OR via Banner Self Service.  Banner Self Service is the simpler of the two systems; instructors can enter grades directly, click submit, and be finished!

Grade submission through Canvas requires a couple more steps. It is often most beneficial for larger classes or courses where grades are already entered in Canvas or another spreadsheet program.  Grades will need to be entered or uploaded into the “Mid-Term” column in Canvas first, and then extracted from Canvas and submitted to Banner using “Coursetools.”

Mid-Term grades are due Monday, October 17, at 12 noon.  They only need to be submitted for first year students and only SA or UN grades can be used. Grade submission information and instructions can be accessed on eLearning’s Electronic Grade Submission Information & Resources page.

The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.


Student Attendance View Added to Canvas Roll Call Attendance Tool

The new feature coming to the Canvas Roll Call Attendance tool which was previously delayed has now been enabled and will allow students to view their attendance as part of the Attendance assignment submission details page. This idea originated as a Canvas Community Feature Request that instructors right here at Michigan Tech had also asked for and voted on.

Students can access Attendance submission details from the Grades page too.  Submission details display attendance statistics in the course. Students can view the total number of days they were graded on attendance in the attendance graph.  They can view the specific number of days they have been late, absent, and on time within the total. Students can view the date and day of the week they were marked late or absent below the graph.  The first time students access the submission details they will be asked to authorize the app for their account.

You can follow this Canvas Roll Call Attendance Tool link to find out more about it.  Personnel at Instructure must enable the Canvas Roll Call Attendance Tool by request for each course instructors would like to use it in.  To request it, send an email with a subject line of “Request Canvas Roll Call Attendance Tool“ containing your name, the name of your Canvas course(s) as it appears in Canvas, and the URL/web page address of the course home page (example: mtu.insturcture.com/courses/1234567/) to it-help@mtu.edu.  We will then pass that request on to Instructure and they will add the tool to your Canvas course(s).

The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.