A while back, Canvas added a new gradebook feature that alerts us if we accidentally put in a score that is much higher than expected. For example, on a 100 point quiz, if you accidentally type 300 instead of 30, Canvas will alert you that the score is unusually high. That's great!
But on 0 point assignments, Canvas can't offer any such alert, because it doesn't know what an appropriate number of points is for that column.
I believe that the solution would be an option on the assignment settings page that would allow us to specify the max number of points intended for that column, so that Canvas can alert us if we go over that amount. That would be super helpful!