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Add SpeedGrader back to the Assignment Drop Down Menu

Add SpeedGrader back to the Assignment Drop Down Menu

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We need SpeedGrader added back to the Assignment Drop Down Menu in the New Gradebook. It is very confusing for  users who want to speed grade an assignment for an entire class of students. This was a feature in the old Gradebook. Now a user must click on the hidden grade detail tray in the assignment cell. Then navigate to the far right and select speedgrader on the individual student's assignment card. Many of my teachers didn't even know there was a menu in the assignment cell because it is hidden.

This was especially perplexing to teachers trying to grade Quizzes.Next quizzes.  SpeedGrader is not an option on Quizzes.Next build pages. They had no idea how to grade essays and thought something was broken in their course. It took a help ticket with Canvas to figure out what to do because the documentation on using the Speed Grader is dependent on which Gradebook your institution uses.

This is a crucial feature for teachers that should be easy to find and access.

 

Old SpeedGrader:

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New SpeedGrader:

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This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

For more information, please read through the https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-18579-canvas-release-notes-2020-04-18 

15 Comments
Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Thanks for sharing this idea,  @garrett_william ‌. Since you mentioned Quizzes.Next, you and your teachers might also be interested in supporting https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/11656-add-location-for-speedgrader-access-in-quizzesnext 

RobDitto
Community Champion

Great illustrations,  @garrett_william ! You might also want to comment or vote here, and possibly even promote this idea there:

garrett_william
Community Participant

Thanks Rob! I totally support the idea you shared. I went in and voted on it, too : )

KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

I think that "SpeedGrader" could be added to the kabob menu, marked with a 2 in the image...

View Assignments

It would be alongside:  

  • Sort assignments 
  • Message students
  • Curve grades
  • Set default grade
  • Mute or unmute

I would like to see the SpeedGrader stay with the student information card though. I like it there, but I miss being able to jump to it from the top of the cell in my grade book

RobDitto
Community Champion

"Kabob menu" - love it! I needed this laugh today,  @KristinL ‌.

garrett_william
Community Participant

I would like it to exist in both places as well.

cholling
Community Champion

not sure what a kabob is or how it relates to a menu -- but it's an awesome word for those horrid three little option dots (which is the best I've come up with to explain them to my faculty).

cdnielsen
Community Participant

cholling and anyone else confused... think shish kebab...skewered meat and veggies on the grill. (I needed an explanation myself when a colleague first used the term.)

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jschlaudt
New Member

Likewise! That would be an ideal solution.

DaleDrees
Community Champion

Thanks  @garrett_william ‌ for requesting this. I love being able to jump into SpeedGrader from the top pull-down without having to open it from the individual student tray.

jlubkinchavez
Community Contributor

Makes good sense. Please also consider voting for my related: Create a Shortcut to Speedgrader from New Gradebook Cells . The idea is to add a shortcut to Speedgrader from a cell, maybe an icon in one of the corners, so with one click you can get to a specific student's submission in Speedgrader. (This is complementary to the general shortcut proposed above). Thanks!

jeff_pence
Community Participant

PLEASE...   (Also, Assignment Details!)

bwarner1
Community Member

Following up on this - this is a mindboggling decision to move it from a fairly convenient place (directly connected to the assignment) that makes sense to grade all students' work for said assignment, into a tucked away location based on individual students. 98% of the time, I'm trying to use SpeedGrader to grade speedily. 2% I'm looking to revisit a single student's assignment.

Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Comments from Instructure

This idea has been developed and is on Canvas Beta. For more information, please read through the https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-18579-canvas-release-notes-2020-04-18 

Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Comments from Instructure

This feature has been developed and is now part of Canvas. For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2020-04-18) 

 @garrett_william  Thank You for sharing this idea, as well as  @RobDitto  Thank You  @KristinL  Thank You  @jschlaudt  Thank You cholling Thank You  @cdnielsen  Thank You dreesd Thank You  @bwarner1  Thank You for your contributions. Your investment in this idea helped refine a feature that is now part of Canvas!