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pascal_orliac
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Error in alphabetical sorting in gradebook due to apostrophe in name

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I'm an instructor.

The alphabetical sorting in the gradebook doesn't use the logic adopted by most applications I know (think MS Office or Google environments). I have students with a name beginning with O' such as O'Neill or O'Mahoney. They are systematically sorted by canvas before the next name starting with O contrary to the usual standards. For example in the canvas grade book I would have O'Neill BEFORE Olliver when alphabetical standards would sort Olliver then O'Neill, thus not taking the apostrophe for sorting purposes. This is embarrassing when I use excel to externally process my gradebooks and then import data back into canvas.

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kmeeusen
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Hi @pascal_orliac 

Did you have a question? After all, this is a question forum.

I agree that Canvas sorting, not just the alphabetical sorting, is not always the best. In fact, it is often bad enough to elicit shudders from English majors and administrative assistants 🤣

Have you considered creating a new Idea Conversation to improve at least the alpha sorting in Canvas?

Good luck,

Kelley

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kmeeusen
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Hi @pascal_orliac 

Did you have a question? After all, this is a question forum.

I agree that Canvas sorting, not just the alphabetical sorting, is not always the best. In fact, it is often bad enough to elicit shudders from English majors and administrative assistants 🤣

Have you considered creating a new Idea Conversation to improve at least the alpha sorting in Canvas?

Good luck,

Kelley

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