This year, I have been grouping assignments but type (activities, follow-up questions, weekly reviews, unit tests, test reviews, interactive notesheets, etc...). It is a system that helps me organize and find things. We have a separate gradebook for parents, where we put all grades. Currently I have the Canvas gradebook off. I use it and transfer the grades I need to our separate system.
There are plans to use the Canvas gradebook as the official gradebook, even for items not done on Canvas. I know that the assignment groups are really gradebook categories and not assignment groups, so is there a way for me to prevent assignments from showing up in the student/parent gradebook? The idea is to prevent their gradebook from being messy.
One example: During distance learning (and maybe going forward), I offer notesheets in both pdf format for printing AND an interactive format on using the Google Drive Submission external tool. Students don't actually submit the notesheet, but when a student clicks that tool option, a copy of the notesheet is saved on their drive and they can type into it. The notes are for their use and I don't grade them, that's why I don't have them submit them, but I use the Google Drive Submission tool, so the process of getting the notesheet and having a personal copy made for them is streamlined.
I hope this makes sense!
Thanks in advance for your ideas and advice.