Personalized comments in SpeedGrader show that a grader cares about the performance of an individual student. When creating comments to be used in the SpeedGrader Comment library it would be nice to have a template language that can use a placeholder for a student's name. So that when inserted by the grader, the student's name is already brought in rather than the instructor typing it in themselves.
For example the comment library could have an entry like: Good job __STUDENTNAME__!, and then when inserted by the grader it would replace __STUDENTNAME__ with the name of the student. Other fields that could be auto-inserted might be __COURSENAME__, or provide links back to the assignment instructions __ASSIGNMENTINSTRUCTIONSURL__ The main one I'd like to see is the name of the student. For instructors that don't want to do the coding themselves this might require a more sophisticated user interface to the comment library. Thank you for considering this.