Creating a Penn State-compatible Grading Scheme in Canvas

Grading in LionPATH requires a specific set of letter grades to comply with the Penn State Faculty Senate Policy 47-00 on Grading (specifically 47-40 Grading System):

A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, or F

For LionPATH to successfully pull grades from Canvas, you must first create a grading scheme in Canvas with these same letter grades, then you must activate that grading scheme prior to using LionPATH to pull grades from Canvas. If you use the default grading scheme in Canvas, or any other letters (e.g., C-) in a scheme, LionPATH will not successfully pull grades from your course.

Create a Penn State-compatible Grading Scheme

Follow these steps to create a Penn State-compatible Grading Scheme in Canvas.

1. Open your Canvas Course.

2. Click Settings in the Course Navigation Menu.

Click the Settings choice in the Course Navigation Menu.

Settings menu choice

3. Click the Course Details tab.

Click the Course Details Tab.

Course Details Tab

4. Click the Enable course grading scheme checkbox.

1.	Click the Course Grading Scheme checkbox to activate course grading schemes.

Enable Course Grading Scheme Checkbox

5. Click the view grading scheme link.

1.	Click the view grading scheme link that appears just below the Enable course grading scheme checkbox once it is checked.

View Grading Scheme Link

6. Click the manage grading schemes link.

1.	Click the manage grading scheme link to the immediate left of the Done button.

Manage Grading Scheme link

7. Click the +Add grading scheme button.

Click the add grading scheme button.

Add Grading Scheme button

8. Name your grading scheme as desired (e.g., Penn State-compatible Grading Scheme).

The Grading Scheme name text field.

Grading Scheme Name Field

9. Modify this scheme so the following letters are in the scheme: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, F. Delete the C-, D+, and D- by clicking the X button to the far right of the appropriate letter.

1.	The button to delete a letter grade is to the immediate right of the percent field for that letter grade.

The Delete Button for Deleting a Letter Grade.

10. Your grading scheme should appear similar to the one below at this point:

1.	The complete Grading Scheme showing all the letter grades in the scheme, as well a the percentage range for each letter grade.

The Complete Grading Scheme

11. Change the minimum percent value for each letter grade as desired. For example, you may wish to change the minimum for an A from the default 94% to 92%.

12. Click the Save button.

Activate a Penn State-compatible Grading Scheme

1. Click Settings in the Course Navigation Menu.

2. Click the Course Details tab.

3. Click the view grading scheme link.

4. Click the Select Another Scheme link.

The Select Another Scheme link is in the upper right of this dialog.

Select Another Scheme Link

5. Click your new grading scheme.

Grading Scheme choices appear on the left side of this dialog.

Grading Scheme Choice

6. Click the Use This Grading Standard button.

The Use This Grading Standard button appears beneath the F letter grade

Use This Grading Standard Button

7. Click the Done button.

The Done button appears in the bottom right of this dialog.

Done Button

8. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Update Course Details button.

The Update Course Details button appears at the bottom right of the page.

The Update Course Details Button

Your Penn State-compatible grading scheme is now in effect for the course.

Other Grades

LionPATH cannot pull in any of the following grades from Canvas. They must be entered within LionPATH itself.

● SA (Satisfactory)

● UN (Unsatisfactory)

● NCP (Non-credit Pass)

● NCF (Non-credit Fail)

● W (Withdraw)

● LD (Late Drop)

● R (Research)

● DF (Deferred Grade)

● AUS (Audited, Regular/Satisfactory Attendance)

● AUU (Audited, Unsatisfactory Attendance)

● CRX (Credit by Examination)

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