Remove the teacher graded portions of a quiz from a student's final grade calculation until they are graded

Idea created by on Jul 30, 2015
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    With the addition of the Q in gradebook for teacher graded and partially teacher graded assignments, it would great to see partially graded assignments not hurt a student's grade as they waited to be graded.


    Here's my use case. This student took her first four assignments:


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    She had 100% on all of the Canvas graded portions of the first three assignments, but because around 50% of each assignment was teacher graded, it calculated a 0 for those parts of the assignment, even though it no longer displays those individual failing grades for her. It would normally show a "Q" there, but we had some custom CSS covering it, which is why it looks blank.

    The kicker is this- at no point was she anywhere close to failing, and if Canvas did not count those "ungraded" elements against her, she would have 100% in this course. I would like to see ungraded elements not calculated until they are graded. So in this case, her gradebook would show 100%, 100/100 (as seems to be indicated by "Calculate based only on graded assignments") and then if she was give 0s on those teacher graded parts of the first three assignments it would recalculate to 62.5, 100/160.


    Here is her grade book the next day after her teacher graded:


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    But for that day, her very first day in Canvas and her first day in our school, the feedback she received was that she was immediately failing, despite her perfect work. This is a third grader, so student and parent were understandably upset.



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    For more information, please read through the Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-12-19)

    Ungraded Quizzes and Student Grade Totals

    When a student submits a quiz that has a manually graded component, the ungraded quiz does not factor into student’s grades view. Student grades are only updated when the manually graded question has been graded by the instructor.