Old Dominion University, Center for Learning and Teaching

Canvas Speedgrader & Grades

May 17, 2022 02:50 PM - 04:30 PM

Presented by: Christine Nickel,   Eric Cosio,  

This workshop will show you how to use gradebook and SpeedGrader in Canvas. In addition to learning about the default features of the gradebook, you will learn how to use SpeedGrader to view, annotate, comment and grade assignments using rubrics.


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By the end of this workshop, you should be able to: 

  • Navigate Gradebook menu options and distinguish between column settings
  • Use SpeedGrader to view and grade submissions and provide feedback via annotation, text, audio, or video
  • Recognize the benefits of rubrics and recall how to add and use them for grading submissions in SpeedGrader
  • Recognize the use of outcomes and the Learning Mastery Gradebook as a method for assessing learning in a course and/or program

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About the Presenters

Christine Nickel

Chris has worked as an instructional designer for 14 years and worked at ODU's Center for Teaching and Learning since 2013. She received her MSEd from ODU in 2005 and her PhD in Education from ODU in 2010. Her current research interests include cooperative and collaborative learning in hybrid and online environments, the community of inquiry model, service learning, and learning with augmented reality. She has presented at numerous conferences and most recently had a chapter published in Akyol and Garrison’s, Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice.

Eric Cosio

Eric Cosio is an Instructional Technologist with the Center for Learning and Teaching at Old Dominion University. He earned a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Rutgers University in 2009, and a Masters of Applied Information Technology from Towson University in 2019. He was formerly a librarian for over ten years in both public and academic libraries. He served as the branch manager of the former Jordan-Newby Library in Norfolk, Virginia and as the campus librarian for Bryant and Stratton College in Richmond, Virginia where he also taught courses in basic computer skills as an adjunct instructor. In these various positions, he has worked with many students, faculty, and staff to help them become more proficient with online learning tools and technologies.