Entering scores & statuses for students is easier using the slide-out gradebook feature. You can quickly launch it by clicking any assignment score box and using the arrow for the slide-out box to appear. You can then enter scores, status, and comments and use the arrows to toggle to the next student or the next assignment for the same student.
Other features of this slide-out box are the ability to launch speedgrader and to add emoji-style comments.
Do you note the colors of the statuses? If you’d like to learn how to change the status colors, please check a past post on the BNP, Canvas Gradebook – Understanding the Color Coding.
For more support using Canvas, please contact your Ed Tech Lead or Tech TOSA.