Can canvas handle extra credit yet? Frustrated.
My students regularly feel that they are doing worse than they are because Canvas doesn't seem to have a method of setting an auto-graded quiz to be extra credit.
Has Canvas fixed this, and I am just missing it? There have been promises that this feature was coming since we first adopted Canvas many years ago.
Extra credit is a basic feature of most classes. If there is still no way to do this, then it is unbelievable if Canvas still doesn't have a way of handling this smoothly.
If the Canvas team is reluctant to add this, can they could at least remove a check within the grade book so that we can enter negative scores? That would allow us a hack to fix it, even if it is an ugly solution. [This is probably just a matter of removing one line of code that checks for negative points.]
So my questions:
- If this feature already exists, could somebody tell me how to access it?
- If this feature "is coming" could somebody on the Canvas team give me a non-fictional date as to when to expect it? It has been more than 4 years.
I remember when we were deciding whether to go with Canvas or Blackboard, and I was on the Canvas side of things. But Blackboard has this feature--so I might have been on the wrong side of things.
4 years is enough time to bring AAA titles and enterprise-level software from conception to release. A product with state-wide contracts should be able to handle a basic feature like this.