Canvas

Connect Canvas assignments to GradeCam. Create an assignment in Canvas to connect to a NEW or EXISTING assignment within GradeCam. Connecting an assignment permits all GradeCam functionality while in Canvas. Also, scores from GradeCam to the Canvas grade book will transfer.

Overview

01. Create Assignment in Canvas

Add assignment criteria that will enable mapping to GradeCam.

1.1 Login into Canvas

1.2 Select 'Courses'

1.3 Select '+ Assignment'

1.4 'Create New' window Required Fields
These fields are required for a Canvas Assignment to map to a GradeCam Assignment.

  1. Assignment Name
  2. Points
  3. Submission Type

1.5 Assignment Name
Note: If mapping to an existing assignment in GradeCam, it is helpful to use the same name. Not required.

1.6 Points
Points in Canvas should match the point value of the assignment in GradeCam. If the point value in Canvas is different from the point value in GradeCam, the score in Canvas will adjust with appropriate scale factor to match your setting.
Example: If the test in GradeCam is worth 5 points but in Canvas, it is set to 10 points, a student will receive the following score in Canvas: Scale factor is 2 then...

  • 5 pts in GradeCam = 10 pts in Canvas
  • 4 pts in GradeCam = 8 pts in Canvas
  • 3 pts in GradeCam = 6 pts in Canvas
  • 2 pts in GradeCam = 4 pts in Canvas
  • 1 pt in GradeCam = 2 pts in Canvas

1.7 Submission Type

  1. Select 'External Tool'
  2. Type GradeCam then select 'Find'
  3. Choose 'GradeCam/Gradient', then 'Select' button
Note: The name Configure External Tool may vary. The name is configured by the school's Canvas administrator. If you cannot find the GradeCam option, please contact your district’s Canvas administrator.

1.8 Select 'Save & Publish' or 'Save'

  • Save & Publish - Creates online access for the assignment in GradeCam
  • Save - Save the created assignment in Canvas without mapping to GradeCam.

02. Mapping Canvas Assignment to GradeCam

2.1 Select assignment from the assignments window.

2.2 When mapping an assignment from Canvas to GradeCam there will be two options. New and Existing.
NEW - creates a new assignment in the users GradeCam account.
EXISTING - choose an assignment that has already been created in the users GradeCam account.
Note: If a user does not have existing assignments in GradeCam, New is the default option.

03. Map to a NEW Assignment

3.1 Select 'Create'

3.2 Map Your Assignment window

  • Add Assignment Name (2)
  • Select number of questions for assignment (Default is 10).
  • (3)
  • Select options to make assignment private and send scores to from GradeCam to Schoology.
  • (4)
  • Select 'Create Assignment'. (5)
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Note: Back option will return to the 'NEW' or 'Existing' window.

3.3 Online Access - Assign to GradeCam's Student Portal.
See Create Online Access in Student Portal

3.4 Note:
Selecting the icon in upper right will expand the GradeCam window.

3.5 GradeCam window is open within Canvas to add answer keys, attachments, change question types along with full view of all GradeCam functions.

04. Map to an EXISTING Assignment

4.1 Select 'Create'

4.2 Map Your Assignment window
Name of assignment in Schoology (1)
GradeCam existing Assignment list (2)
Select assignment to be mapped (3).

4.3 Online Access - Assign to GradeCam's Student Portal.
See Create Online Access in Student Portal

4.4 Map Your Assignment window
Select option to send scores to from GradeCam to Schoology.
Select 'Map'.
Note: Back option will return to the 'NEW' or 'Existing' window.

4.5 Note:
Selecting the icon in upper right will expand the GradeCam window.

05. Student View

Note: Canvas assignments that are mapped to GradeCam, will not allow students to navigate to other GradeCam assignment.

5.1 Student selects assignment in Canvas that has been mapped to GradeCam.

5.2 GradeCam Student Portal will be the active window within Canvas for the assignment to be completed.

06. Important Information

Assignments
Deleting an assignment in Canvas does not delete OR unassign the assignment in GradeCam. In order to remove it from the student portal, the teacher will have to go into GradeCam and also unassign it from the GradeCam student portal there.

Teacher Created Classes
The Canvas integration WILL NOT WORK with manually teacher-created classes.