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Allowing Export gradebook by section(s)

Allowing Export gradebook by section(s)

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Reposting an old request that we made last year. Now that we have fully transitioned to Canvas. It is becoming increasingly clear that this is a feature that is needed in Canvas.

 

We have some very large classes in our university with a large amount of sections that we crosslist into one course such as 100/200 level Chemistry, Physics or Speech classes. Said course would have a series of instructor who are each responsible for their own sections. An instructor could be responsible for 4 sections totaling 200 students but would only like to export the grades and work on the students in section A (50ish students). That is not currently possible as exporting the gradebook export everyone in the sections you are assigned to at the very best and export everyone in all the section if the flag isn't set so that they can only see the students in their section.

 

When instructors select a specific section in their gradebook to view and Canvas shows them that section and its students in the gradebook. The expected behavior would be for the Export button to export the dataset that is being displayed at that point. Which is just that one section's gradebook. That is currently not possible.

 

To take this idea one step further, it would be ideal to allow instructors to check the section of the course that they would like to export. An instructor could check Section A, C, D and F out of Section A-G and only export those 4 sections to a csv file.

 

Rob Ditto mentioned on the last idea post that this used to be possible at one point. Hopefully this idea could be re-added.

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Surveyor

This one has a lot of value as section level distinction is important with the cross-listing feature

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Surveyor

The ability to export by section would be immensely helpful, especially in the process for preparing final grades. We have some courses that have 40+ sections, so this would have a huge amount of time for faculty.

Explorer II

This would be a huge help to instructors of crosslisted courses!

Community Member

I voted up, but also wanted to share some similar action asking for section-level exports:

https://community.canvaslms.com/community/ideas/feature-ideas/content?filterID=contentstatus%5Bpubli...

I also just noticed that on the Admin grade export, if you have students from another Canvas instance/institution (via trusts), they are not there (they only show up in the Teacher-level gradebook export).  Not exactly related, but new within grade exports.

Community Member

This is one of many granular controls that we would like to offer when we revamp the import/export of gradebook. Some other controls that I think might also be helpful to be able to make choices about when exporting/importing: Grading Periods, Grading Schemes, Totals (Assignment Groups, Current, Final), Assignments, Sort order, Students, Student IDs, etc.

This is a project that I'm currently researching. It won't go into development until the company decides it's the current top priority for the gradebook team to work on. I'll move this to "under consideration", because I believe we will do this at some point and archiving isn't quite the right status for it. When we get green lit for this project, I will update you here.

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This idea was moved from Under Consideration stage (no longer in use) to the Product Radar stage.  

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Community Member

Blackboard has this feature. (We switched from Blackboard to Canvas this year.) The exported CSV file would contain just the rows or columns that were being displayed in the Grade Center. The display could be restricted by section, to a single student, by assignment type, or in other ways you specified in a "SmartView". When I had two TAs, each responsible for four sections, the most useful SmartView was one that combined all four of a TA's sections. Each TA could display all and only their own students, and hitting "Export" would generate the right CSV file. (As far as I know, it wasn't possible to restrict both rows and columns at the same time --  e.g., to show just one section AND just one assignment type.) This feature was extremely useful and I miss it.

Surveyor

They are working on more filter options on gradebook. Maybe we should talk about export there too.

https://community.canvaslms.com/community/instcon/2017/blog/2017/07/27/inserttitleofbriefing-3