Kelvin Dean

Hidden Gems: Working with SpeedGrader in New Quizzes, Part 1

Blog Post created by Kelvin Dean on Nov 20, 2019

Just before I get into the SpeedGrader, there has been some changes to the New Quizzes feature on November 16. You can still add/edit/remove any rubrics, but you cannot modify the instructions once the Quizzes 2 LTI is added.

 

New Quizzes Assignments 1

New Quizzes Assignments 2

 

Now to the main story. In my previous blog post (Hidden Gems: Working with Rubrics in New Quizzes), we've discussed how rubrics can be added to New Quizzes. This time, we'll talk about using SpeedGrader for New Quizzes.

 

Unlike regular assignments, where you go in and click on the SpeedGrader button on the right, New Quizzes does not display the button to you directly. You will need to go to the New Gradebook to do it.

 

FROM THE NEW GRADEBOOK

To go to the SpeedGrader from the New Gradebook, click the icon next to the grade (expand-start, the one with a right arrow inside a rectangle), then click the SpeedGrader.

Warning

If you turn on Launch SpeedGrader Filtered by Student Group in Settings, you must select a student group before launching SpeedGrader. This is to make sure there are no grading issues for large courses.

 

 

USING A URL

To launch the SpeedGrader for any assignment (including New Quizzes), visit your Canvas URL for your local institution. After the URL, type /courses/XXXXXXX/gradebook/speed_grader?assignment_id=YYYYYYYY where XXXXXXX is the 7-digit course ID and YYYYYYYY is the 8-digit assignment ID. For example, if the course ID is 1234567 and the assignment ID is 12345678, you would enter /courses/1234567/gradebook/speed_grader?assignment_id=12345678 after the URL.

Note: If the numbers contain leading zeros, you do not need to enter them.

 

There we go! 

 

Uh-oh! Some of our students failed to submit! That raises eyebrows for us! We click on the View Rubric to see the rubric that we've created from the previous post. 

 

SpeedGrader in New Quizzes

 

This is the rubric that we've created from the previous post.

 

SpeedGrader in New Quizzes

 

Since the student did not take the quiz at all, we would click No. A Yes is denoted by a green arrow, while a No is denoted by a red arrow. Finally, save the rubric selections.

 

Yes or No?

 

We would mark the completion status as Incomplete in this case. You can also leave a comment to encourage the student to catch up.

(Please be polite when writing comments in the SpeedGrader. You don't want students to get upset!)

 

Rubric Incomplete

 

In Part 2, we'll show you how to grade questions and check for errors in SpeedGrader for New Quizzes.

Outcomes