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New Gradebook deactivated in Canvas

On Mon., Aug. 19, the New Gradebook was activated in Canvas. Unfortunately, Canvas bugs have been discovered that do not allow the Copy Grades to KSIS or Scantron tools to work optimally with the New Gradebook. The decision has been made to return to the previous Gradebook until those bugs have been fixed. All courses in Canvas for fall 2019 were reverted to the Old Gradebook on Thurs., Aug. 22.

If you did not manually turn on the New Gradebook or setup up a Late Grades Policy or Missing Assignment Policy yourself, you do not need to do anything. Your courses have been switched back to the Old Gradebook, and the Old Gradebook will function as it has in previous semesters.

What should I do if I’ve already set up the New Gradebook?

A small group of instructors turned on the New Gradebook manually before Aug. 19. Those instructors are asked to contact the IT Help Desk 785-532-7722, and a Canvas expert will work with the instructors to update their courses.

Why do I still have the ability to turn on the New Gradebook?

In Canvas, you can still manually turn on the New Gradebook. Information Technology Services (ITS) strongly recommends that you do not turn on the New Gradebook, mainly if you use the Copy Grades to KSIS and Scantron tools. As of now, the Canvas bugs are still not allowing these tools to work correctly. ITS is working with Canvas to resolve these issues.

ITS continues to work with Canvas to fix these bugs and plans to have these issues resolved so the New Gradebook can be used during the spring 2020 semester.