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What began as an email to staff at my school has become something that I look forward to each week.  I love to investigate new resources for those that teach and for those not necessarily in a classroom.  I hope that you can find things here that you can use!


Good afternoon!  I hope that you are having a great day! 


If you’re like me, you miss the ability to print bulk progress reports in Canvas, like we’ve been able to do in other programs.  There is a way to open several progress reports in tabs and then print, but, personally, I don’t like that method. 

Here are the directions for single and bulk printing of progress reports from Canvas while you are in Chrome.  (Thanks Jeff!)



1. In Grades, left click on a student name and the right panel opens. 

2. Click the grades button (on the right panel). 

3. Click Print Progress Report 



1. In Grades, left click on a student name and the right panel opens. 

2. Hold down Ctrl and click the grades button (on the right panel). 

3. Left click on the next student, hold Ctrl and press the Grades button. 

4. Repeat for each student for which you want to print grades. (This opens a new tab across the top of the browser that contains a grade report for each student.) 

5. When you have all tabs open, click on the last tab on the right. (important) 

6. Hold Ctrl and press P (Prints the selected Tab) 

7. Then hold Ctrl and press W (Closes the selected Tab) 

8. Repeat the Ctrl+P & Ctrl+W pattern on each tab you opened. 


Now, as I said earlier, I don’t like this method.  I create my own Progress Report and use the Mail Merge feature of Word.


Here’s how:

            In Chrome, go to “Grades” tab in Canvas course.

            Under Actions, click Export.  It downloads a csv file (Excel).

            Open Word and create your Progress Report template. 

                        I use a table.  I use the following for my column titles: Student Name, Possible Points, and Earned Points. 

            I open the Mail Merge Wizard, under the Mailings tab.



            I use the CSV file that I downloaded earlier and complete the Step-by-Wizard to create my progress reports.

                        Here’s a glimpse of how it looks before you complete the merge.



Which way you prefer to print these is up to you, but for me, to create the mail merge works quicker than opening them all in Chrome and then printing. 

If you need a “refresher” with more details of a Mail Merge, let me know.