Allow "Display As" Options for Final Grade and Assignment Groups

Idea created by Corey Jeffers on Feb 22, 2016
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    We are in need of flexibility in displaying final grades and assignment groups similar to the way that individual assignments have flexibility in the way they display. For example, I would like the option to have a numerical average for total display and/or letter grade as a total display. So, if I have 3 assignments where a student scores a 3 in each assignment, that would be an average of 3. I would like "3" to display in the assignment groups column rather than 75%. Similarly, I would like the option to have a letter grade display, so if a student has 10/10 points in the assignment group, it would display as "A" instead of 100%. See screenshot below.

     

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    The screenshot below is for configuring the display of an individual assignment. I would like to see a similar dropdown exist in the Assignment Groups configuration for a course. This would allow for some needed flexibility with regards to reporting when using non-traditional grading schemes in a course. Canvas is so close to "finishing the job" with allowing for flexible reporting. Please put this feature in, so we can truly use the grading schemes and individual assignment displays to their fullest extent.

     

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    Kristi Levy Timothy Kohl Heather Kangas Tom Anfinson, please spread the word.

      

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    Christi Wruck
    I have a Grading Schemes project that I'm working on right now. It's in the design phase, so it's not going to make it to production in the immediate future, but I can see this as a great addition to that project. I will add this to my list of problems to tackle with that project. Thanks for submitting the idea!