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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.
92 Comments
mitchelc
Community Member

I'm glad to see this is on "Radar" but wanted to chime in to make sure the CV ptbs know there is still a LOT of interest in this feature. There are so many things/buttons in Speedgrader but I'm still so frustrated that I can't click on the student's name and see their previous assignments. I'm forever going back and forth, as I need to remind myself of the feedback I gave them on the previous assignments to see if they're either ignoring my advice, or if I need to dispense it for the first time. TAKES FOREVER! And of course at the end of the term, when final grades are being computed and students are often "catching up" and turning in assignments late (albeit with massive penalty) this feature would be a huge time saver as well. I don't know what it takes to get things moved off of RADAR to active revision, but wanted to make sure Canvas knows we still care about this!

dtheriault
Community Contributor

I would give this response all of the stars in the heaven above my head, if I could. This feature would make my teachers fiercely loyal to Canvas. 

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symington_mf
Community Member

This would be SO helpful! Please, please.

cwells2
Community Participant

Any update on this feature? This would make functionality of Speedgrader so much better! It is a hassle to have to go out and in constantly to switch between assignments.

tsergeant
Community Member

This would be a big help! Seems like from an interface standpoint it would be simple to add navigation arrows so you can either move to the next student or to the next assignment depending on whether you are wanting to grade an assignment for a class or review previous work for a student. I may be wrong but I can't find a single place to see all comments on assignments for a single student. This would help cover that deficiency as well.

symington_mf
Community Member

Yes, yes! I need this! I need to be able to look back and get a qualitative view of a particular student’s work.

mustafy
Community Member

Moodle had this function 20 years ago, you can move from student to student in one project, move from one project to another for one student. I am appalled that we, users, are begging canvas to introduce this basic common sense feature in 2017? I am a Moodle fan, but my school decided to use canvas, which is lagging many steps behind Moodle. That's my honest view, if the audience and canvas lovers  wanted to call me all kind names, thank you, bless your hearts

don_quick
Community Participant

Yes, Canvas is 20 years behind in many things, WebCT 1.0 was better. Take this one for instance as you say a fundamental LMS function. It got 166 votes on Dec 2, 2015 and a year and four months ago and it is still just on the Radar. 

thompsli
Community Champion

This would be very helpful to me. I could see using it for:

  • Parent conferences, to show parents their student's work without exposing the work of other students.
  • Student conferences, to talk with students how their progress in my class and ow they can improve.
  • Preparing for IEP meetings and other meetings about students, where I may want to look through all work by a student to look for patterns or find good examples of strengths and/or struggles.
  • Plagiarism or other conduct investigations. If I find one plagiarized assignment, I'm going to want to take a look at the rest of that student's work more closely to see if it was a pattern or a one-off.

For me, it would be most helpful it it included all student work, including auto-graded quizzes, and it if was easy to see their various quiz attempts from the interface.

Right now, I open the student's Grade page and then open every single assignment in new tabs. This only lets me see the "kept" attempt on quizzes, so there is a LOT of clicking (and incidental exposure of the names of both completing and non-completing students) involved when I try to talk to parents about their student's progress in my class if I need to look at Quizzes. 

hinduja
Community Member

I also just wanted to chime in and say that I have been asking Canvas support for this for a long while now and am finally getting around to posting about it on this board. It would be such a great feature to help with productivity and a more seamless workflow. We all don't want to get annoyed with Canvas requiring multiple clicks to do what we want to do. This would be a great update that a ton of people are requesting. Thanks so much!

kblack
Community Champion

Just a quick note to everyone following this Feature Idea that the https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13333-canvas-release-new-gradebook has this in the Gradebook (NOT within SpeedGrader, which I realize is the focus of this specific Feature Idea), which is a step in the right direction. Check the Grades Management heading in that document, specifically.  Once you open a specific student's grade for any assignment from within the new gradebook, you can quickly click to another assignment using the second set of arrow icons pictured in the screen capture under that heading, and then also get to SpeedGrader for the selected assignment.  Again, it does not quite answer this specific need, but it's close.

dtheriault
Community Contributor

Thank you for getting it closer. 

mpaben
Community Participant

This feature would be wonderful! We have a use case scenario where our students go through a series of assignments to create a "portfolio" of assignments that are graded when all are done. It would be nice not to have to back up and go into the speedgrader for each assignment individually, but, rather, toggle between assignments for one student and grade them all at once.

de_millington
Community Contributor

I would add to this idea, that instead of duplicating navigation options to access learners (i.e. from the drop down or the right arrow) it would be more useful if the right arrow could move to the next assignment and/or (even better if), a rollover drop-down could be triggered on the right arrow, offering the links to all available assignments in a similar way as is currently offered for sections.

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dtheriault
Community Contributor

Super LIKE! Great idea David. 

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

The Radar idea stage has been removed from the Feature Idea Process.  You can read more about why in the blog post Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes.

 

This change will only impact the stage sort of this idea and will not change how it is voted on or how it is considered during prioritization activities.  This change will streamline the list of ideas 'open for voting', making it easier for you to see the true top voted ideas in one sort, here.

mpaben
Community Participant

Is this idea no longer being considered then? I think it is a great idea, and I believe that it should be an option for the future to make Canvas more adaptable to different use case scenarios. Just my two cents....

don_quick
Community Participant

I keep getting more comments about how important this would be for teachers. With now 200 votes any idea as to when this over three year old need would be implemented?

I am getting tired of opening multiple tabs with different assignments and having to scroll through the students in each when I go to the next one. 

Don Quick

Colorado State University

dtheriault
Community Contributor

 @de_millington ‌ idea above, just adding a navigation arrow to take you to the next assignment would be SUCH an easy and necessary fix. PLEASE. 

Please.

tstuwe
Community Member

Don,

The suggestion is far more than 3 years old. It was suggested repeatedly when Canvas was first launched. Those of us who were already using and forced off of leading LMS platforms were scratching our heads as to why this and other basic functions were not included in the original launch. It's like the Canvas people didn't even bother to look at the functionality of existing LMS platforms when they reinvented the wheel (making it square instead of round). I can't understand why this even requires a vote. It's such a no-brainer. My eldest son is a freelance programmer and he told me he could write the code for it in a few hours time. It would not be a difficult "feature" to add, he assures me. Since the Canvas programmers are so mystified by how to code it, they should hire my son and just get it done!

TC

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