Choose to grade with Canvas SpeedGrader or Google Assignments

What’s changing

Starting today, within Google Assignments for Canvas, there is now an option to grade with either Google Assignments or Canvas SpeedGrader. 

These tool allows educators to continue using features they already enjoy with Google Assignments, such as assigning personalized files to students, seeing students’ in-progress work, and using originality reports. If educators choose to grade with Canvas SpeedGrader, they can also utilize annotations and audio and video comments as they grade. Select SpeedGrader to grade an assignment 

canvas speed grader

Who’s impacted 

Admins and end users 

Why you’d use it 

This highly requested feature gives Canvas users a choice when deciding which grader interface works best for them. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to Google Workspace Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Education Standard, and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers 
  • Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Frontline, Nonprofits, and legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers 
  • Not available to users with personal Google Accounts