What is Speed Grader?

The SpeedGrader allows instructors to view different types of assignment submissions in one place, make text and audio comments to students, and grade using different methods including a simple point scale or a complex rubric. This is available for use on your computer as well as in an app for your iPad.
Download the SpeedGrader for iPad app here!

View Assignment Submissions

Canvas accepts a variety of document formats and even URLs as assignment submissions. SpeedGrader will automatically convert .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, and .pdf using Crocodoc, while the rest of the file formats will be coverted using either Scribd or Google Preview. Within one frame, you can view [1], grade [2], start discussions [3], and provide students with written, video, and audio commentary [4]. When you have finished with one student, you can jump right to the next student without leaving SpeedGrader [5]. Your private feedback to the student, through text, audio, or video, will be sent via the communication channels that they prefer.

View Submission Details
When you open SpeedGrader for a particular assignment, you will see each individual submission, the date and time that it was submitted [1], and a red notification if the assignment was submitted after the due date [2].

Use Rubrics for Grading
SpeedGrader also supports the use of Rubrics, which can help you communicate your expectations for any given assignment, increasing the chances that students will turn in stronger work.

For More on the SpeedGrader in Canvas
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