1. Set Your Grade Posting Policy To Manual:
  • The ‘Global Setting’ Level:
  • In your Canvas course, click ‘Grades.’
  • Click the ‘Cogwheel.’ (at top right hand corner of the screen)
  • Click the ‘Grade Posting Policy’ tab.
  • Ensure the radio button is set to ‘Manually Post Grades.’
Grade Posting Policy
  • The individual ‘Assignment Level’:
  • In your Canvas course, click ‘Grades.’
  • Find the Alternative Assessment ‘assignment column’ and check the assignment is tagged as ‘MANUAL.’
  • If the assignment level is NOT set to Manual, (it could say automatic) click the ‘ellipsis’ button (3 vertical dots,) click ‘Grade Posting Policy,’ set the radio button to ‘manual’ and then click ‘save.’

 

2. Go to Settings and click ‘Hide Running Total’ from Students:

  • In your Canvas course, click ‘Settings.’
  • Click the ‘Course Details’ tab.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘More Options.’
  • Tick the checkbox ‘Hide Totals in Student Grades Summary.’
  • Click ‘Update Course Details.’
How to Hide the Running Total - Part 1
Hide the Running Total - Part 2

 

3. Set up a separate ‘Assignment Group’ for the Alternative Assessment:

  • In your Canvas course, click ‘Assignments.’
  • Click the ‘+Group’ button.
  • In the ‘Group Name’ field, write ‘Alternative Assessment.’
  • Enter the percentage of total grade (if available to you) and click ‘Save.’
Create an Assignment Group - Part 1
Create an Assignment Group - Part 2

Watch this 3 minute video to view how to do all 3 of the steps above. Click this link to view the Steps To Prepare video.