In all my classes I drop the lowest-score quiz and homework if a student has completed all the quizzes and homework assignments. If the student has missed a quiz or homework without a justifiable excuse, they will get a zero score and that will be part of their weighted-average grade.
I would like to set up my courses on Canvas to drop the lowest score, but avoiding the assignments that they have missed. At the moment, the drop lowest score option takes the lowest score out. A skipped assignment is a "0" which results in the lowest score and is dropped by the system.
The solution to this could be relatively simply by including the option to "exclude a zero as the lowest score".