I assigned a graded discussion as an assignment. Students post and respond to another students' post. I can see their posts and responses on my end, and I'm now in the process of grading. But students are panicking because Canvas is showing "Missing" on their grades. I pasted in a shot of what they are seeing, using the Test Student's record as an example. I assume this has to do with how I set up the assignment, and I'd like to know what I need to change next time. Any ideas would be helpful!
Hi @leslie_irvine - Actually, a bit more information about how the assignment was set up may be needed here. But based on your screen capture, I assume that:
Does that sound right? I did a test in a sample course site of mine where students replied to my discussion prompt. Those that replied definitely did not see a Missing label in their view of grades. Those that did not reply did. However, even if they replied late, that Missing label immediately got replaced by a Late label. Whether it was ever graded or not did not make a difference. I'll point out that this was all done without a Late Policy, but that is somewhat immaterial, since the gradebook displays that Missing label even without a Late Policy.
Frankly, what you are seeing should not be happening. For any type of online assignment, once a student submits something that Missing label should disappear.
I'm a bit confused with your wording, however. You called this Assignment 1 in your screen capture, but you also called this a discussion. Are you 100% positive that you created only a graded discussion and did not also, perhaps, create a separate assignment along the way? I ask this only because I have seen faculty at my own institution do this....basically create both.
So, either it may be time to report this to Canvas or...if you could...share a screen capture of the way your assignment was setup. But right now, I, at least, cannot replicate this issue with a sample class.
I did call this graded discussion Assignment 1, Ken, so I'll nose around further and see if I can pinpoint the problem based on that. Thank you. I'll send a screen shot of further questions.