Smeal Academy Newsletter: End of Semester Edition

By April 30, 2024May 1st, 2024Smeal Academy Newsletter

Smeal Academy Newsletter: End of Semester Edition

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Happy Finals Week!

Once the grading is done, it will be time to upload your final grades to LionPATH. Are you ready?

  1. Step 1: Complete Prerequisites in Canvas
    • Set a Penn State Compatible Grading Scheme
    • Enter Zero for All Unsubmitted Assignments
    • Post Grades for Hidden Assignments
  2. Step 2: Verify the Accuracy of Your Grades
    • Export your Canvas Gradebook and verify that your Current Grades and Final Grades match
  3. Step 3: Import Grades into LionPATH
    • Import your Canvas Gradebook into LionPATH or
    • Manually enter your grades into LionPATH

Want more advice on how to finish end-of-semester tasks? Check out this week’s new podcast, Meet the eLDIG Team – Mark DeLuca, Manager of Resident Instruction Technology Services by clicking below! Smeal Academy Podcasts will be released weekly and housed on our eLDIG website, or follow the Smeal Academy Podcast on your preferred podcatcher!

Upcoming Smeal Academy Sessions

  • Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Business Education and Research Reading and Discussion Group – John Liechty, Facilitator
    Join us for the fourth session of a Smeal series on the role of artificial intelligence in our teaching and research, which will focus on our shared commitment to preparing leaders to leverage artificial intelligence responsibly in business. John will share some trends in fields related to marketing and how they impact his approach to teaching at Smeal. Join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom.
  • Smeal Academy Summer Book Club – Session 1
    This summer, we will read The Spark of Learning by Sarah Rose Cavanagh. We will meet three times over the summer to discuss the book. Join us for our first discussion on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST via Zoom.

NOTE: Recordings and resources from previous Smeal Academy sessions can be found on our eLDIG Website.


  • Tip #1: Check our eLDIG’s Video Tech Tips Series
    Chris and Mark talked about the Video Tech Tips series curated by eLDIG. There are a variety of videos that will help you post your final grades! Check them all out on our website.
  • Tip #2: Be Aware of PSU Approved Courseware
    Chris and Mark also talked about instructional technology. Did you know that there is an approval process for instructional technology used at Penn State? Check out PSU’s Courseware website and/or reach out to eLDIG to learn more!
  • Contact Us

    Email us at or fill out the eLDIG Contact form and we will be in touch.