Add SpeedGrader back to the Assignment Drop Down Menu

Idea created by Garrett Williams on Oct 12, 2018

    We need SpeedGrader added back to the Assignment Drop Down Menu in the New Gradebook. It is very confusing for  users who want to speed grade an assignment for an entire class of students. This was a feature in the old Gradebook. Now a user must click on the hidden grade detail tray in the assignment cell. Then navigate to the far right and select speedgrader on the individual student's assignment card. Many of my teachers didn't even know there was a menu in the assignment cell because it is hidden.


    This was especially perplexing to teachers trying to grade Quizzes.Next quizzes.  SpeedGrader is not an option on Quizzes.Next build pages. They had no idea how to grade essays and thought something was broken in their course. It took a help ticket with Canvas to figure out what to do because the documentation on using the Speed Grader is dependent on which Gradebook your institution uses.


    This is a crucial feature for teachers that should be easy to find and access.


    Old SpeedGrader:



    New SpeedGrader:

    How do I get to SpeedGrader from the New Gradebook? 



    This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

    For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2020-04-18)