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Add SpeedGrader back to the Assignment Drop Down Menu

Add SpeedGrader back to the Assignment Drop Down Menu

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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Community Team
Community Team

Thanks for sharing this idea,‌. Since you mentioned Quizzes.Next, you and your teachers might also be interested in supporting 


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

Learner II

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

Community Coach
Community Coach

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


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

Learner II

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


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).


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.)

American-style shish kebab

CC BY 2.0 Glen Edelson


Community Member

Likewise! That would be an ideal solution.

Learner II

Thanks‌ 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.