Incomplete/delayed grade FAQ
This FAQ addresses commonly asked questions after arranging for a student continued access to your Canvas site for an incomplete or delayed grade after the semester has ended. Please follow these instructions to give a student with an incomplete access to your Canvas course.
How will I know that the student has access?
We will add the student and yourself to an additional section, and that addition is reflected in the course roster within Canvas. To verify that this has occurred, click People from the Canvas Course Navigation menu. Find the student who you awarded the incomplete/delayed grade, and verify that they have an additional row in the Section area that ends in _INC (See Fig. 1)
Figure 1: Incomplete section
How long will the student have access for?
By default, students will have access to the Canvas site for one calendar year after the end of the original term.
How does the student access the course?
The incomplete section is housed within the original course site; there is not a new course being created. Once you have requested the student be added to the incomplete section, the original course will be restored to their dashboard.
How do I edit the assignment due dates/availability dates for the student?
If you have used availability dates for your assignments, make sure to add an additional date range for the student with an incomplete. Navigate to the assignment and click Edit. Scroll down to the Assign To field and click + Add (See Fig. 2). Enter the Student name, and the updated Due Date and Availability Dates.
Note: Make sure not to delete the existing Assign To group, as this will remove the grades from the gradebook.
Figure 2: Adding a new Assign To group
Is there anything to avoid doing?
- Do not change the course beginning and end dates from the settings of the course. This could result in the entire class regaining access to the course. If you would like to change the beginning/end dates for the incomplete student, please reach out to the Academic Technologies team.
- Do not change any existing rubrics, quiz questions, or assignment point values, as this could change the grades reflected for previous students. If an edit needs to be made to an existing assignment, create a new assignment and assign it only to the student with the incomplete.
How do I submit the final, corrected grade?
The final grade will be entered in your campus' student information system (MyZou, Pathway, MyView, or Joe'SS). For specific instructions on resolving an incomplete, please reach out to your campus Registrar's office.
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Modified on: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 10:27 AM