Canvas’s SpeedGrader feature is an integrated tool that bridges Assignments and the Gradebook. For most kinds of online assignment submissions, you can use SpeedGrader to view, annotate, comment, fill out the rubric (if you use one), and assign a grade that will appear in the Gradebook. SpeedGrader saves you paper if you usually print work or collect it in hard copy to comment on it, and possible technical mishaps if you usually grade using Word or Google Docs. It also ensures grades feed into the Gradebook so students can track their progress.

Guidance and Tutorials

Recorded Training Webinar

On September 16, 2020, Ursula Jones (IS/CLT affiliate) offered a demonstration workshop on using SpeedGrader, Rubrics, and the TurnItIn integration:

Tutorial Video

California-based theater professor Ashlee Espinosa explains using Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and Rubrics in this quick video:

Canvas User Guides

Canvas provides an overview video that explains accessing SpeedGrader and its options and functions. Like most official Canvas tutorials, the video is comprehensive, but may not immediately answer your questions about the basics of using the tool. You may prefer to peruse the written guides linked below the video.

We recommend the following written tutorials:

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