Visual Indicator when points assigned are above the maximum point value of an assignment

Idea created by Canvas Admin Expert on Apr 16, 2015
    Completed
    Score39
      This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

     

      Idea will be open for vote May 5th, 2015 - August 5th, 2015  Learn more about voting...

     

    I would like for a visual indicator to confirm that a professor and/or TA wants to assign a student points that are higher than the value of an assignment.

     

    Example:   An assignment is worth 2 points and the Professor/TA assigns 4 points to a student.

     

    Here's the process as I envision it:

    1. Professor/TA assigns point value higher than what the assignment is worth.

    2. The point value changes color (red?) indicating that the points assigned are higher than the value of the assignment (maybe also a yellow exclamation mark?).

     

    We recently had a professor who, not paying attention, awarded points for an assignment on a 100 point value when the assignment was based on a per instance value and there are only 2 instances required.  A warning flag of some type could have prevented this.

       

      Comments from Instructure

     

    For more information, please read through the Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-09-17)