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Ability to move through all assignments for one student in speedgrader

Ability to move through all assignments for one student in speedgrader

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As I am looking at the speedgrader assignments, one feature that would be great would be that instead of per assignment, moving from student to student, but by student, moving from assignment to assignment. I am probably not the only one who has thought of a need to pick one student and then review their first assignment, second, third, etc. as teachers do that sometimes when they have to create a final grade. Right now, I have to back up each time to speedgrader to pick the next assignment and reopen speedgrader again.
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biray
Adventurer III

This idea is now open for vote. Smiley Happy

don_quick
Surveyor

This is a really great idea, as I was just frustrated on grading weekly participation grades. You always like to see how they did the week before and what you told them (I pull up another tab now and go back and forth). So it would be nice do it on the fly as you are grading an assignment be able to go across the grade book's assignments for a student as well as up and down students on one assignment.

Thanks for starting this post.

Don Quick

Colorado State University

swinter
Community Member

You are welcome. We aren't implemented yet, but this was one aspect I noticed immediately when trying to evaluate how I would manage certain tasks. I was told this was how to start the process of getting a new feature.

Susan

Rolf Institute

Boulder, CO

dtheriault
Surveyor

I LOVE this idea. This is super helpful when a student has been absent for weeks or has failed to turn in assignments for weeks and you are sitting down with the student going through past work. Please upvote this idea.  @clong ​ @ataylor3 ​ speedgrader​ speedgrader2​ grading​

Beth_Young
Community Member

At first I wasn't sure how often I'd use this feature, but as we get closer to midterm, students are coming to me to discuss their progress in the class and decide whether or not to drop. It would be very handy to review all their graded work thus far in the speedgrader.

creativityengag
Community Member

Oh yes. My wife and I, who both teach using Canvas, read this feature request and said, "Yes, yes" with such delight that we were both a little embarrassed about it. This would really change teaching for us. We talked about how we could take a look at assignment iterations, revisions, and segments of a larger assignment in series.

ecass
Surveyor

This would be very helpful as it would allow us to see comments we made in previous weeks.

shauna_vorkink
Surveyor

This feature would make the grading so much more practical in the rolling enrollment environment.  Grading is always done on an individual basis instead of en masse for each assignment. Although the Individual View of the Gradebook seems the more likely place for this style of grading to be done, that hasn't proven to be the case so far with that functionality.  ddrake​ and  @blinford ​I thought you might want to vote on this one!!

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Until  @shauna_vorkink ​ developed the use case for this, I couldn't figure out exactly why I'd want to vote for this--but she nailed it, and it now has my vote. This would be extraordinarily helpful for courses with rolling enrollments as well as for self-paced courses with no due dates that must be completed within a specified time frame (where some students finish all of their work on Day 1 or Day 2, and others on Day Next-to-Last or Day Last Smiley Wink).

blinford
Community Member

Done and done!

ddrake
Community Member

Also done! Thanks for thinking of us!

jgro2
Surveyor

I frequently have one student's submit a string of work to grade and it would be helpful to move from one submission to the next of the same student.  Currently, we have to click on the gradebook link and then open speedgrader in the next assignmment column.  My request is simply to put a link at the top in speedgrader so you could efficiently move from one assignment to the next for the same student.

I agree 100% with this...I posted the above suggestion and found out another had posted something similar.  Hope next speedgrader has this feature. 

dtheriault
Surveyor

Thank you. Obviously we would love this feature.

tstuwe
Community Member

I started a similar thread titled, Grade By Student, with the following post:

"I have students who complete their work ahead of schedule. It sure would be nice to have the functionality I had in the old days under the leading LMS platforms to grade either by student or assignment. Grading by student used to allow me to reward those who work ahead by grading them ahead of schedule. Under Canvas, it is inefficient to do so because I have to enter and exit the assignments one by one, even if I am only grading one student's submissions of 30 or more separate assignments. Every semester I have to post an announcement telling students it is a lack of functionality in Canvas that makes it impractical to grade as I did under the leading platforms that preceded Canvas. Do you suppose this functionality will be considered some year?"

After a few replies, an Instructure moderator came on and provided the link to this discussion, asking us to move it here.

After perusing some of the comments, I want to reiterate that the functionality we are talking about here is not a new idea. It is something we were already able to do with the leading LMS platforms before Canvas went live. The perennial question is, why are the folks at Instructure completely unaware of the basic functionality we had in the leading platforms before Canvas was launched? Why is everything always news to them and takes years for them to mull over before they are willing to get Canvas up to the most basic functionality the other platforms had all along? I just don't get it. 

anne_overcott
Community Member

YES! This feature would not only help working with students one on one, but I would love to use this feature for parent teacher conferences. This is a feature I would use with our old system (Moodle). Please make this feature available!!

anne_overcott
Community Member

Can someone please update us on where we are at for this feature? What still needs to be done to get this created?

Thanks!

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

Hi  @anne_overcott ​

There is not update at this time, sorry.  It is on our radar, and part of the conversations when product allocates projects.

You will want to follow this thread, along with Canvas Studio: Gradebook Enhancements​ for updates.

afernan2
Surveyor

Will this be open for vote again?

anne_overcott
Community Member

I want an answer to that as well! I just had conferences last night and was bummed that this feature is still not available.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
  Idea is currently in Product Radar Learn more about this stage...