For years now Canvas (Groups) and Gradebook (Categories) have had to match.
I have always suggested to use one of the 4 GSD defaults in Gradebook, so you do not have to do MORE work. Many teachers throughout the years have made their own categories groups and “the district” has made these personal Category groups work with Canvas, and all has worked well.
It seems now that many of these teacher made “category groups” are not working as well as they have been in the past. Meaning assignments from Canvas are not pushing over to gradebook properly and causing grade issues. There seems to be NO PROBLEMS with teachers who are using one the 4 default Category Groups in gradebook.
Part of the reason teachers make their own Category Groups is so they can “weight” the groups as desired. The GSD default ones are NOT weight-able. The work around is to just make “heavier” assignments such as “assessments” worth more points. (Also if you weight your grades in Gradebook and NOT in Canvas the grades will never match.)
In order to stop any future discrepancies please use ONLY 1 of the 4 default Category Groups in Gradebook. If you need help switching your categories I will gladly show you on Friday AFTER you post midterms.
This does not affect Grade Scales.