Enable a Canvas Grading Scheme: See Letter Grades in Gradebook

If you want to see a letter grade on the Grades page, or if you want to submit grades directly from Canvas to Banner you need to enable the course grading scheme.


Navigate to the course Settings page


The Course Details tab should be selected (if not, click on it)


Check the box next to Enable course grading scheme, then click view grading scheme

Grading Scheme section highlighted in the Canvas settings


To use the USU Standard Grading Scheme, click on Select Another Scheme

Select another scheme

Then, choose USU Standard from the list and click the Use This Grading Standard button

View/edit grading scheme


If you would prefer to use a different grading scheme, click the Pencil icon to edit the default grading scheme

Canvas grading scheme pencil

If you don't see the pencil icon, it's probably because you have the USU Standard grading scheme already attached to your course. If you would like to change it, you can either:

(1) Click on the X to unlink the grading scheme, then repeat steps 3 and 4 (but instead of choosing the USU Standard grading scheme, choose the desired grading scheme). After that you will jump ahead to step 7.

(2) Click on manage grading schemes, then you can either add a grading scheme, or edit one that already exists. After that you will repeat steps 1 to 3 and then jump ahead to step 7.

arrows pointing at unlink button and manage grading schemes


Add a Scheme Name (to reuse later), then enter the appropriate lowest score to complete the range for each grade

When you are finished, click Save

Note: The highest is based on the lowest from the next grade up. USU does not have a D- grade, so be sure to delete that grade option by clicking on the X next to that grade range.  

View canvas grading scheme


Be sure to click the Update Course Details button at the bottom of the page

arrow pointing at Update course details button


Check the results in the gradebook for accuracy

Video Tutorial

This short video will walk you through the process of enabling a grading scheme in your Canvas course.