Canvas has two types of final grades that instructors can send to MAUI, Current Score and Final Score.
The Current Score is the final score that is calculated for all items in the gradebook. It does not include any items (assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc) that students have not submitted or have not been graded by the instructor. The Current Score ignores any items in the gradebook that have a dash (aka null) value.
Instructors may want to submit the Current Score to MAUI if they have students who won't be graded on an assignment and would have a lower total possible points for the course than other students.
The Final Score includes all items in the gradebook, regardless if the item has been given an actual grade or not. The Final Score does include any items in the gradebook that have a dash (aka null) value.
Instructors may want to submit the Current Score to MAUI if they want all students in the course to have the same total possible points.