#TechTipThursday: March and midterm grades

As the old adage suggests, March rolled into 2019 like a lion. Wintry weather can complicate plans at any number of levels, certainly, but it does not factor into our ability to celebrate academic success. Within the higher education environment, March celebrates the mid-point of a semester: midterm assessments of learning (e.g., exams, papers, projects) often followed immediately by spring break. What better time than March to offer learners comprehensive feedback about their progress?

Providing clear and timely feedback is incumbent upon all of us, regardless of our role in the learning environment. Every interaction is an opportunity and integrating that mindset in our lives can transition a semi-regular and time-intensive undertaking to daily habit. When we are in the habit of providing feedback to our learners, for example, the laborious process of reporting midterm grades becomes simpler.

Leveraging the power of Canvas, teaching faculty and staff at SUNY Geneseo can export a Gradebook ready for import by KnightWeb. We developed a self-help page, which details these steps and accompanying screenshots, available directly through this link. Your Canvas support team is also happy to assist you with this process.

You can also reach us by emailing canvas@geneseo.edu or, weekdays between 8AM and 4PM, you can call the Canvas Hotline at 585.245.6000.


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