Our faculty want the option to have assignments within an assignment group to be given the same weight even if they are graded on different point values.
Assignment Group = Homework 25% of final grade
Homework 1 10 pts
Homework 2 15 pts
Homework 3 10 pts
Currently, the homework #2 which is worth 15 points will have a larger influence over the grade than homeworks 1 or 3. We can encourage faculty to grade all assignments within a group on the same point-value scale, but there are 3,000 of them and four of us. Additionally, our previous LMS, Blackboard, allowed the user to opt to weigh all of the assignments WITHIN a group equally. Faculty are very upset by this lack in functionality ESPECIALLY when they become aware of the miscalculation right before final grades are due.
This idea was considered when developing our product plan for Q3 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.
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