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How do I override a student's final grade in the Gradebook?

How do I override a student's final grade in the Gradebook?

The Final Grade Override allows you to enter a final grade for students that is different from the grade automatically calculated by Canvas in the Gradebook. You can enter a letter grade or a percentage. A letter grade results in the lower bound of the grading scheme. A percentage is retained as the override score.

An override can be applied to final grades in grading periods, but the overridden grades from the grading period will not affect the student's total final course grade.

Students can view the overridden grade in their Grades page. However, students will not know the score has been overridden.


  • Final Grade Override is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable the final grade override, learn how to manage course features.
  • When a grader, such as an instructor or TA, enables the Final Grade Override option, the Override column displays for all graders in the course. Likewise, the Override column will be hidden if disabled by another grader in the course.
  • The override column is included in Gradebook exports. However, overridden grades cannot be changed through a Gradebook import.
  • If your SIS accepts final grades through grade passback, any entered override grades are included in SIS syncs in place of the calculated final grade.
  • After the final grade override feature option has been enabled in a course, both the Gradebook and Final Grade Override options cannot be disabled.
  • Final grade override actions are not recorded in the Grading History page, which only records changes for individual assignments.
  • If the student context card feature option is enabled for an account, the student context card displays the override grade for a student.
  • Your Canvas admin may need to configure SIS sync settings for final grade overrides to correctly sync to your SIS.

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