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Allow "Missing" label to be enabled/disabled

Allow "Missing" label to be enabled/disabled

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This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

For more information, please read through the  Canvas Release Notes (2021-10-16).


Currently, the "missing" label that appears throughout Canvas on student assignments, Speedgrader, etc. appears for every student who has a missing assignment regardless of the specific intentions of the teacher or the type of assignment (ex: one that requires a submission).

 

I would like to see Canvas allow this to be optional. For example, it would be beneficial during the assignment creation process if there was a drop-down menu that included the option allowing the assignment to be marked as missing after the due date or not. Another idea would be to provide a check-box on Speedgrader that would allow the teacher to check/uncheck the "missing" label feature and therefore remove it from certain student's Canvas profiles.

 

I have students now who have an excused reason for turning an assignment in late but because it wasn't submitted by the due date, that assignment has been marked "missing," which cannot be undone even now that the student submitted the assignment and I graded it. Having the option to add/remove this label will also help students pay more attention to "missing" once they know it actually indicates a missing assignment.

27 Comments
blong
Community Participant

As reported in case 04864273, this feature is NOT friendly for face-to-face courses where students have the option of submitting their assignment in person or in class.  For "on paper" submissions, even after the instructor enters the grade, the "missing" flag is still there.  The teacher has to go back through and turn off the online submission ability for this to go away (it does go away in the student view but not the instructor view).  

Removing Missing and Late Labels suggestion involves adding code to the external js, which we're constantly being told isn't supported and recommended against.

As stated in my ticket:  Again.....For on the ground classes, having to switch back and forth to give students the choice of submission type (online vs. on paper), this isn't feasible, causes instructor confusion, and causes student stress and confusion. This is a usability bug. 

Overall, this goes back to my discussion with our CSMs where it feels like the users are being ignored when we point out issues with the product.

ValerieShepherd
Community Member

Please revisit these very helpful suggestions:

1.  When creating  assignments allow a toggle for "mark assignment missing after due date" and one for "employ late penalty for this assignment"

2.  In speedgrader, allow for a toggle to turn off the missing and late indicators rather than having to do so from only the gradebook

brandon_wheeler
Community Member

It would be very helpful if in the gradebook for a course we could have the option to turn off the missing and late labels for the whole of the class instead of having to do it individually for each student. I have many students who are choosing to turn in assignments on paper and it gets very confusing for them when they see a grade in there but it still is showing up as missing on their to-do list, and it does not seem to be time efficient for a teacher to go through extra clicks to do this for each student. With this option, the teacher could use keyboard shortcuts to assign labels as needed (L=Late, M=Missing, E=Excused) but having the option to turn those off for the entire class gradebook would be a great feature to add to Canvas! 

linda_stairet
Community Member

Excellent idea! This would definitely be helpful.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Completed
Comments from Instructure

Submission status labels can be edited in SpeedGrader. This change allows graders to change the submission status for a student’s assignment directly in SpeedGrader.

For more information, please read through the  Canvas Release Notes (2021-10-16).

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: On Beta
 
Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Completed