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With the new Gradebook, you can apply one of these status items to an assignment:
Our professors would like the ability to toggle different status markers while they are in Speedgrader.
It would be nice to be able to mark the late, missing, and excused marks from within the speedgrader as well as the gradebook. Currently, we can only mark them from the gradebook.
I would really like to be able to change missing, late, none from WITHIN speedgrader so I don' t have to enter a grade, go back to gradebook, and then alter one of those settings.
Please make it possible to change status in Speedgrader, or "Apply All" when changing the status of an assignment for several students. My teachers are having to explain to parents why their students have missing assignments when the assignment has no submission required AND a grade has been posted for it. It is very cumbersome to have to go into Gradebook and change status for every. single. assignment. Please fix this.
The gradebook/speedgrader has a serious hole in its grading capabilities. Marking assignments as missing (or excused, late, etc.) is an extremely cumbersome process. I think the idea is that these tags are supposed to be automatically applied, but I have gathered that it does not work for all assignments submission types. For example, my school almost entirely uses external submissions (typically from Google Docs cloud assignments) and these are never automatically marked as missing even if the option is selected.
There needs to be more ways to make these markings because students and teachers rely on having these statuses marked properly to make sense of a gradebook. There needs to be a quick and simple way to mark things as missing from the speedgrader and ideally another option from the gradebook itself. My other gradebook, Skyward, has a feature where you can open an assignment and just go down the roster checking a box for missing, late, excused, etc. It is a very quick process to check a box next to every zero and mark things as missing. As things are, I spend an inordinate amount of time just trying to make sure that my gradebook accurately shows missing assignments and it is ridiculous because it would be such a simple feature to make available.
Can you please add the status buttons (found in gradebook) to the speed grader? As a teacher I would like to be able to individually check "Late" or "missing" when using speed grader.
This would be a very useful feature to add to the main speedgrader screen! It is currently only available when selecting individual students assignments.
I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!! Having this feature in speed grader means significantly fewer steps to access... Additionally, it makes more intuitive and logical sense to make such decisions (late, excused, etc) right at the moment the work is being evaluated. If a student has commented at the time of submission (which I ask them to do if it is late) then I can quickly evaluate their reasoning...Please do this!!! It has been nearly TWO years since first request!!!!!
This would be very useful and save lots of time. Please implement this.
In SpeedGrader, give the option to change what the assignment is tagged as. The Late, Missing, Excused tags. The only way to do that is to go back to the main grade book.
For instance, if a student submits a blank page or the wrong assignment, it's automatically tagged as turned in. When I'm in speedgrader, there is no option to change it back to missing. I have to remember that exact student and assignment and go back to the main grade book. It would be amazingly helpful to be able to change that tag in the speedgrader.
This is a no-brainer! +1
This would be very helpful. Please make the features available in the gradebook match those available in the speedgrader.
Being able to add the M or EX instead of a score in speed grader would be great. Also, if there could be a drop down menu where it says "Late" in the speed grader, so that you could easily change the status of the assignment. I have a lot of students re-submit a revised assignment, and it marks them late. I have to interrupt my grading and go back to the grade book to waive the late penalty. It would be much more convenient to be able to change the status of the assignment while I'm still in speed grader.
Why is this FANTASTIC IDEA still just a conversation? This should be fast tracked as a priority add-on feature for January (which is when most schools begin a second semester)
Ideally being able to type in the box for speedgrader and also the regular gradebook view. If this isn't done soon, I will be transitioning to use Canvas as a front page and just use my school gradebook.
In addition to modify the status flags, there should also be the ability to modify the number of days late. Essentially, all the submission modifications that can be made in the main gradebook's sidebar should be available in the speedgrader as well.
Agreed. Having a place to change assignment status within the Speedgrader would be SO timesaving, especially for "missing."
Students often (intentionally or by mistake) turn in blank copies or the wrong assignment. Being able to mark it so it shows up as missing (or even better, some kind of "return to student" or "submission error" option) while I'm grading would be helpful.
I'm currently jotting down names on a Post-It so that after I grade, I can go back to the gradebook and mark things as missing when needed.
Here's a userscript that adds a status dropdown and late day input box:
canvas-tweaks/speedgrader_status at master · paulbui/canvas-tweaks (github.com)
Let me know what you think!
Can someone confirm that what @paulbui suggests is an actual workaround? I am a little worried about the legitimacy of a program I have to install that magically makes Canvas do what we want and why do we have to rely on a third party that makes us install something that Canvas should be able to implement easily.
That actually work very well. It would be nice if the zero auto populates in the speed grader but now I know that is auto populates in the grade book excellent job!
Do you have any other "fixes". I wish that when you do the default grade you could auto fill the missing comment.
In the Canvas Teacher app, it isn't even possible to modify status. If I use the app speedgrader and come across an assignment I need to change the status, I must open the web-based Canvas on a computer while I still remember I need to do it. Huge pain.
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