[Assignments] Auto Score Unanswered Essay Questions as 0
Unanswered essay questions (from students either skipping them or running out of time) requiring manual grading. With >150 students, I many times have instances where I am just putting in 0s for each unanswered essay question in Quiz.
Automatically give a score of 0 to any essay question that is unanswered.
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Yes, this! For the love of all the countless hours I have lost, this! If there's no answer, it's a zero. I can't imagine why that isn't the default setting, please make this happen.
Yes, please! Manually grading unanswered essay questions is an unnecessary time sink. I use quizzes to provide students with extra credit for reviewing class material. Some students choose to answer some but not all questions, which is fine, except it requires someone to go through and tediously zero out the questions they left blank. Instructor time is much better spent elsewhere.
Fill-in-the-blank questions are automatically graded if left blank, but they don't provide students with a large enough box to view their input.