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sdavick
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Shortcut to Enter Missing in Grade Book?

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I can type EX for EXCUSED in the grade book but can't figure out how to enter MISSING unless I click on status and choose missing for the status.

Is there a shortcut?

I have tried typing "m" and "M" and "Missing" etc.... but haven't found one yet.

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Hello!

Having a shortcut for Missing grades, like typing in "M" would be great. Who cares if it is not universal, it is one of the status options in the gradebook, so it should have a shortcut like Excused "Ex".

Canvas Developers could at least add it to Settings>Feature Options.

This conversation chain is from 2018; certainly Canvas could have resolved this issue by now to make the product more user friendly. This is especially relevant in this time of Hybrid/Virtual learning. 

Thanks!

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valentinesking
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Sara,

Currently, it appears that there is not a short-cut for "Missing." Sludged through this discussion but at the end, "We recognize that the specifically requested "M" was not implemented.  M, like EX, is not a standard symbol globally, so the feature was intentionally designed without it."

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/2578-missing-assignment-tag-in-gradebook 

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13886-canvas-production-release-notes-2018-01-06 

SHUCKS!

Thank you so much for your help. I've looked through a few different discussions but hadn't found anything yet. At least now I know.

Obviously decided by folks who don't actual teach - or at least don't teach high school.  

Hello!

Having a shortcut for Missing grades, like typing in "M" would be great. Who cares if it is not universal, it is one of the status options in the gradebook, so it should have a shortcut like Excused "Ex".

Canvas Developers could at least add it to Settings>Feature Options.

This conversation chain is from 2018; certainly Canvas could have resolved this issue by now to make the product more user friendly. This is especially relevant in this time of Hybrid/Virtual learning. 

Thanks!

MeganMetcalf9
New Member

Have they added a shortcut for marking an assignment as missing yet?

kcg
New Member

I agree!  It's very frustrating to have to go through several steps when just typing an M would work.  Typing M works in Infinite Campus.  I was surprised it didn't work when I tried it in Canvas. 

oh! I am so frustrated with this too! I understand you can set it to automatically record as missing, but then I have to manually deselect it if I'm grading in class that day. I at 100+ clicks already today. Please can we have a simple keystroke?!

ecastro
New Member

/sigh

Forcing us to open the slide-tray for each assignment and manually click the "Missing" status radio button is a significant time-sink. Just give us "Mi" or "M" as a shortcut – like "Ex" is already a shortcut for a status.

jkline1
New Member

An "Mi" or "M" shortcut in Canvas gradebook for missing assignments (similar to the "Ex" shortcut for excused assignments) would be a HUGE timesaver for me.