Grade Displays

By default, the Total column will display as a percentage.

If you use unweighted Assignment groups in your course, you will be able to change the Total column to display as points. When Assignment groups are weighted, points cannot be displayed for the total grade.

Change the Total Grade to Points or Percentage in the Grades tab

You can change the final grade to display as either points or a percentage.

  1. Log in to Canvas. Go to the Grades tab.
  2. Go to the Total column to the far right (you may have to scroll to the right).
  3. Click the 3 dots in the Total column header.
  4. Select Display as Percentage / Points.
  5. The update will take effect immediately.The dropdown menu coming from the button with three dots in the Total column of the gradebook tab. The dropdown menu option reading "Display as Percentage" is highlighted

Change Grade Display for Individual Assignments

You can change the grading type by Assignment.

  1. Log into Canvas. Open the Assignment in edit mode. If you don’t know how to get into edit mode, please contact
  2. Under the Editor box, select the dropdown arrow next to Display Grade As.
  3. Select the display type:The dropdown arrow next to Display Grade As in the assignment Editor
  4. Scroll down and click Savesave button

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