1. When a graded assignment link is created using the Advantage tool, a Canvas grade book column is also created.
2. When a student clicks on a link and completes a LabSim resource, that score will be transferred to Canvas within 1-2 minutes.
3. If a student stays within the TestOut Courseware Title and completes additional assignments (that have accompanying assignment links created in the Canvas course) those scores will be automatically transferred to Canvas within 1-5 minutes.
4. The highest earned score will be passed to Canvas. If your school wants to receive the most recent score in your Canvas grade book, please contact your TestOut representative.
Score Return Q&A
Q: How are the highest or most recent grades/scores from TestOut passed back to Canvas?
A: As a student completes and scores a TestOut assignment or exam, this triggers an action to determine if a score is the highest or latest grade/score (depending on your school's preferences). If the criteria are met, the score is sent to Canvas using LTI Advantage protocol (within a few minutes).
Q: How are grades/scores sent to TestOut when it is after the assignment due date as defined in Canvas?
A: The goal of this feature is to send the grade/score back to Canvas if it is past the due date, but have Canvas recognize the date/time stamp. We also plan to not send scores recorded after an assignment's end date. Currently, this is not in place, so a score will always be sent back regardless of set dates, but we plan to have this in place soon. We do, however, respect the course offering start/end dates and will not send scores outside of these.
Q: If a student retakes the assignment and receives a better grade, is a new grade is passed back upon completion?
A: Depending on your school setting in our LabSim database, yes. If your school has the HIGHEST grade return set, then it would require a/the second score attempt to be higher than a/the first attempt. If your school has LATEST grade return set, then any second attempt would override the first attempt.
Q: In cases where a student started an assignment but did not complete it, does a grade get passed back, and when?
A: We send a 0 for work that received a 0. We also send partial grades back. We don’t send a 0 for work never attempted. The grade is sent back within about five minutes.