Import Grade Comments

Idea created by johnpj on Dec 4, 2015
    Open for Voting

    Instructors need to upload comments for each student for an external assignment and have it displayed in the gradebook view for students.


    Use Case:

    This is especially significant when uploading assignment scores from an external system (student response "clicker" tools, Scantron services, external learning assessments). Often those external tools have a comments field with important details regarding the student's performance. In some cases the external system includes critical item information (e.g. "You answered A; The correct answer was B").


    Proposed Solution:

    1. Allow a comments field (column) in the gradebook import csv file.
    2. Display the comment in a similar way that assignment comments are currently handled.
    3. BONUS POINTS: Allow the comments to be exported in the Gradebook export csv.

    This idea was considered when developing our product plan for Q4 2019 and is not expected to influence development within Canvas at this time.

    • This idea will remain open for vote.
    • If this idea is in the top 10% by vote next cycle it will be reconsidered.

    Read more about the feature idea process: