Remove Default Dashes from the Score Box in Quizzes and Exams

Idea created by CAROL SWEENEY on Aug 21, 2015
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    • Melissa Hebert-Johnson
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    Another semester ending, and again my time and attention diverted from thinking about the content of students' exam responses to worrying about deleting double dashes from the score box before I can enter a score.  This topic was posted earlier this year, "Remove the Dashes from the Score Box in Quizzes and Exams", but apparently didn't receive votes fast enough and has been "archived".  One of the posts correctly noted that this issue was also posted in the old Canvas Community. LET'S TRY AGAIN to get some support for removing these annoying and time-wasting dashes!



      Comments from Instructure...


    Greetings all!  We often remind the Community that even archived ideas can become a real feature, and this one is proof of that!

    This feature is complete.  You can find more information in the Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-09-19)


    Manual Quiz Question Grading

    In a manually graded quiz question, instructors no longer have to remove the dashes in the point field. Once an instructor starts typing a score, the dashes are removed automatically. However, if no value is entered and dashes are still present, the question is still considered ungraded.