Working with the Delphinium Gradebook

The Delphinium gradebook is design to allow and motivate teachers to closely follow students' progress. In it, student status in a course is viewable "at-a-glance". It's purpose is to provide information that enables and motivates teachers to take actions to support student performance. It also provides teachers with tools to allow them to quickly identify and communicate with specific sets of student.

Note: Scores generated by 3rd party systems like McGraw-Hill Connect and Cengage MindTap will be displayed in Delphinium as long as you have configured Grade Passback to record the 3rd party scores in the Canvas Gradebook.

Teachers using Delphinium have two options for viewing course grades:

  • The Canvas Gradebook

  • The Delphinium Gradebook

Each has it's pros and cons.

Canvas Gradebook


  • Familiar to students


  • Does not work with 0-based grading

  • Limited reporting tools

  • Limited communication tools

  • Cannot display or calculate grades that include Delphinium generated bonus or penalty points

Delphinium Gradebook


  • Works with 0-based grading

  • Includes useful tools for reporting and identifying struggling students

  • Includes useful tools for communicating with specific groups of students

  • Displays grades with Delphinium generated bonus or penalty points


  • Students need to learn to look to it for grades

Regardless of which gradebook you use to track grades for you and your students, the Delphinium gradebook will be available to the teachers on the delphinium page, even if it is hidden for students, so that teachers can use Delphinium's reporting and communication tools.

Note: You should not use both gradebooks in the same course unless you are sure they display exactly the same grade. Otherwise you will create confusion for students.

The following tutorials will provide you with more information about the Delphinium gradebook's features:

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