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Upload Scantron Grades to Canvas

Canvas will accept a csv if formatted correctly.  Luckily the format isn’t too extensive. 1)  We need every column depicted in the screenshot except for Scantron test 3. 2)  Student, ID, SIS User ID, SIS Login ID, Section column headers are all required. 3)  Extra columns past column E Read more

Creating and Grading a TurnItIn Assignment

TurnItIn is the plagiarism detector JMU is using with Canvas.  To start using TurnItIn create a new assignment and click the more options button.   From here you will want to change the submission type to Online.   This will provide you with more checkboxes for options.  The only one Read more

Combine/Cross-List Sections or Courses

Faculty who are teaching multiple sections of the same course or are teaching multiple courses they wish to combine can make combination request with the form below.  Make a note of the course IDs of the courses you’d like combined and list them in the contact form.  If you Read more


Navigate to Note: You must have an activated JMU E-ID before attempting to log into Canvas. If your JMU E-ID is NOT activated, visit the JMU Computing Helpdesk for more information.  

Preparing Canvas Grades for Upload to MyMadison

Preparing Canvas Grades for Upload to MyMadison Step 1 Check your “Total” column in the Gradebook.  This is a default column and cannot be changed or altered so there should always be a “Total” column in the gradebook.  Make sure this column is also displaying a letter grade alongside Read more