An instructor may assign a temporary grade of Incomplete “I” to a student(s) in a course. 1
Incompletes are handled in Canvas by opening a special section in the original Canvas course where the student received the Incomplete. For example, if a professor taught a course in the fall and a student has an Incomplete, the Canvas administrators open a section (e.g. Incomplete-ACCT1301-001-1217) in the original fall course (e.g. ACCT1301-001-1217) and gives the professor and student access to that section. This gives the student access to the content, their grades, assignments, etc. and the professor access to the same. This eliminates the student's need to re-do any work and the professor’s need to re-grade any work. The due dates can then be adjusted accordingly by the professor.
The instructor enters an “I” and a completion deadline date when finalizing course grades in my.SMU.
The instructor submits a help ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Please set up an incomplete section in a Canvas course for the following:
- Student name and SMU ID (e.g. John Smith, 12345678)
- Original course number (e.g. ACCT1301-001-1217)
- End date for incomplete work (e.g. 12/17/2021)
A new section is created in the original Canvas course called “Incomplete-ACCT1301-001-1217” and enrolls the professor and student. The course will automatically close on the end date provided in the help ticket.
The instructor changes the due dates on any applicable assignments for the student(s).
- Click on any assignment/quiz/discussion.
- Click edit
- Scroll all the way to bottom.
- Click +Add in “Assign To” section.
- Type or Select the incomplete section (e.g. Incomplete-ACCT1301-001-121)
- Select new due date.