Shortly before the production release on February 20, 2021, that included the “View Ungraded as 0” tool, Canvas opted to provide a choice to enable this tool through an account feature option.  Given the potential confusion which could be caused by the use of this tool and discussion in the Canvas community, the tool has not been enabled for Canvas@UD at this time. If you feel this tool is needed in your course, please e-mail your request to

The Canvas Gradebook View menu now includes the “View Ungraded as 0” option.  This is a visual view of the gradebook only and  does not permanently affect any student grades.  It allows instructors to view student grades as if all ungraded assignments were scored as zero points.

When enabled, the label “Ungraded as 0” displays as a heading in all assignment group columns and the total column to indicate this feature is turned on in the gradebook view.  Canvas will not display zeros in the score boxes, and only the assignment groups and total columns will be adjusted to factor in all scores of zero into the overall percentages for each student.

Enabling this option has no effect outside of the gradebook; students cannot see any difference in their grade pages. Similarly, TAs or other instructors in the course will not see any change in their view of the gradebook. Only the user who enables this option in the Gradebook will see the affected grades.

If instead you are interested in assigning zeros to assignments, you should consider using a missing submissions policy in your gradebook settings or the set default grade option for individual assignments.  For more information, please see the Canvas guide, How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the Gradebook? or How do I set a default grade for an assignment in the Gradebook?

For more information please see the Canvas guide, (insert here), or watch the overview video:

If you have any questions about the changes or about how to use Canvas effectively, IT-Academic Technology Services staff is always available at the IT-ATS Welcome Bar or you can send your questions to