Resources for Assessment and Grading with CourseWorks (Canvas)

by | Dec 4, 2018

Columbia’s learning management system, CourseWorks, is at the center of many classroom activities including assessment and grading. If you are planning to deliver your final exams or parts of your final exams online, the CTL has a collection of resources and in-person services to assist you.

Video Tutorials

These short video tutorials cover assignments, quizzes, grading, and using the GradeBook and SpeedGrader tools in CourseWorks (Canvas).

Online Courses

An advanced take on the Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) Online course, the Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas) is a self-paced training course that provides instructors with an in-depth understanding of the assessment and grading features in CourseWorks (Canvas). Participants learn about setting up assignments within CourseWorks using various tools, and navigate the different grading features available within CourseWorks to grade assignments, quizzes, and discussions. The course itself models the ways in which Canvas can be used for different course activities

General Support

Columbia faculty and instructors can visit the CTL website’s CourseWorks (Canvas) page for additional information and resources, including access to CTL’s Knowledge Base where you can find support articles and other documentation for getting started with the learning management platform. The CTL also offers a self-paced, online training course as a flexible alternative to the face-to-face workshops. Departments and academic groups can request their own training sessions by emailing

For one-on-one support, faculty and instructors can email to set up a consultation, drop in to the CTL’s office in Butler Library (Room 212) during walk-in hours, or directly contact the CTL Learning Designer assigned to their school or department.