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Letter Grades

The default grading scheme in Canvas does not align with the University's grading schemes.

It is recommended that instructors and Teaching Assistants not use letter grades in Gradebook or SpeedGrader, as there are some known issues, such as

  • The number assigned to a letter grade (e.g., A+) defaults to the numeric value equal to the highest number in the associated range (e.g., 100).
  • Quercus assigns a number grade when an instructor or TA assigns a letter grade.

Please review the additional support document at the link below to ensure you are aware of all of the issues.
Quercus Support Resources - Letter Grades
https://q.utoronto.ca/courses/46670/pages/letter-grades

Some instructions are provided below, should you decide to proceed with using letter grades.

You can enable the University's grading scheme for your course by following the steps below.

1. Click on the Settings link in your course navigation menu.

2. Check the Enable course grading scheme box.

Letter grade - Enable course grading scheme
 

3. Click on the set grading scheme link.

Letter Grade - Set grading scheme

4. Click on the Select Another Scheme link on the right hand side of the View/Edit Grading Scheme window.

Letter Grades - select another scheme

5. Click on the UofT Undergraduate (or Graduate) Grade Scale link on the left hand side of the View/Edit Grading Scheme window.

Letter Grades - UofT Undergraduate Scale

6. Then, click on the UofT Undergraduate (or Graduate) Grade Scale link on the right hand side of the View/Edit Grading Scheme window.
 

Letter Grades - Done

7. Click on the Done button.
 

Letter Grades - Update Course Details

8. On the Course Settings page, click on the Update Course Details button.
The newly set grading scheme will apply to any grades that are entered. You will have to re-enter previously entered grades if you would like them to reflect the new grading scheme.