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ksueredman
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Create negative value assignment or column in gradebook

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I have created assignments in excess of the maximum amount counted toward the student’s overall grade, in order for a student to miss a couple of assignments without it impacting their overall grade.  For example, the total of all homework assignments is 35 points, but only 30 points will be counted in the overall grade.

Is there a way to create an Assignment (or a column in the gradebook) that has a negative value? The negative value applied would be different for each student, depending on how many assignments they completed.  The maximum value of the negative adjustment for homework, for example would be -5 points, if a student had completed all the 35 points available. 

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kmeeusen
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Hi @ksueredman 

This is currently not possible in Canvas.

There are some things you can do that are close; and for example, you can create an Assignment Group that drops the one (or more) lowest scores and so would drop the zero-score of an assignment not completed. Learn more at How do I create rules for an assignment group?

Alternately, you could create a new Idea Conversation for this functionality in this community.

Good luck,

Kelley

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kmeeusen
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Hi @ksueredman 

This is currently not possible in Canvas.

There are some things you can do that are close; and for example, you can create an Assignment Group that drops the one (or more) lowest scores and so would drop the zero-score of an assignment not completed. Learn more at How do I create rules for an assignment group?

Alternately, you could create a new Idea Conversation for this functionality in this community.

Good luck,

Kelley

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