10/1/20 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • CLT Teaching Tip: Using the Canvas Gradebook
  • Residential Student Visitor Policy

Faculty Brief Email Archive


We’ve received many inquiries from faculty about using the Canvas Gradebook and Speedgrader. We also know that students really value the transparency of the Gradebook, and using Speedgrader (which integrates with the Gradebook) can save you time. Here are some resources:

If you would like individual help setting up your Gradebook and/or learning to use Speedgrader, please make an appointment with the CLT. We are happy to assist you!


Effective yesterday, Student Affairs has updated their residence hall guest policy to allow residential students, and off-campus students participating in Champlain’s routine testing program, to visit each other in any residence hall. When we began the semester, restricting access to residence halls was a critical part of our efforts to establish the health of our community. Our student's commitment to the Health Pledge, participation in weekly testing, and adherence to public health measures made this update to our policy possible and this is an important milestone.

Upcoming Dates

  • 10/18 Midterm Grades Due
  • 10/26 Student Registration period opens for spring courses
  • 11/6 Student Registration period closes for spring courses (to avoid late fee)
  • 11/13 Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” and last day to withdraw from the College
  • 11/16 - 12/4 IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction
  • 11/23 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 Classes resume with 100% virtual instruction
  • 12/09 Incomplete request deadline