Students see a 0% for their grade on all assignments they haven't yet been submitted. Is there any way to change this?
Hi Elizabeth Gailey Welcome to the Canvas Community. Students should not be seeing 0% on each, individual assignment not submitted (or graded) yet. They should be seeing just a dash in their view of Grades for published assignments. The same applies to the default Assignments group (and any other assignment groups), which should be showing N/A. I assume that you're referring to the big 0 at the bottom of the GRADES page, as the arrow is pointing to, below:
In the case of the Total score, that can be disabled, as outlined here: 4152,92748 The end result after doing so will be something like this instead:
Bear in mind that the assignment groups will still display (the Assignments at the bottom of both screen captures.)
If, in fact, students are really seeing scores of 0% for each assignment, that should simply not be occurring for non-graded assignments. Are YOU seeing scores of 0% in the gradebook for these assignments, as well, rather than the default dash for non-graded assignments? If so, it's possible someone set the default score for every assignment to be 0 (see 4152,813642 for how to do that), but that seems pretty unlikely unless you have TAs and other instructors who might have done that.
You may need to reach out to Canvas support if this is occurring, however. Unscored assignments (again....) should just be seen as a dash by both students and faculty alike.
Hope this helps a bit, Elizabeth.
Ken Black is very wise and has given what will likely be the correct answer. I want to mention an experience I had this weekend and Canvas support basically acted like "oh yeah, that will happen."
I have the default grade of 0 for missing assignments option set in the gradebook. I had an assignment that was already due. I duplicated that assignment and it copied the due dates with it. Since it was already due, Canvas assigned 0's for all of the students. Changing the due date did not change the fact that it was missing and remove the 0's.
To fix it, I had to go into the gradebook and set the default grade for everyone on that assignment to --, essentially no grade.
Good to know this, James Jones Thank You for sharing that experience!
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