Canvas automatically portrays grades using percentages. In order to view grades using a 4.0 scale you need to create a Grading Scheme, which will convert those percentages onto the 4.0 scale.

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In Short:

  • Go to your Settings and click on Edit Course Details
  • Make sure the Enable Course Grading Scheme box is checked
  • Click View Grading Scheme
  • On the new window, click Manage Grading Schemes
  • You have the option to add a new grading scheme or edit an existing one (by clicking the pencil icon nex to the trash can)
  • Update your information
  • Click Save, then Update Course Details