Enhanced Grade Distributions and Statistics for students

Idea created by John Bolka on Dec 29, 2017
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    • Laura Ziegler
    • John Bolka
    • Linda J. Lee
    • Brandon Tenn

    Currently, the assignment grade statistics show minimal info about the grade distribution of assignments (High, Low, and Mean). In large lecture classes, this is often useless as the high is almost always 100, and the low is 0 when someone inevitably does not do an assignment.

     

    The university I attend (and provide Canvas support for) is transitioning to Canvas from a LMS that provided a bar graph distribution that made it much easier to see where one stood on an assignment. 

     

    I suggest Canvas add:

    • a bar graph grade distribution for each assignment, and for the class (or at the very least the percentile that the student scored for the assignment/where they stand in the class)
      • The instructor could disable this
    • The median score on the assignment to the current grade distribution graph.