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Auto Save Rubrics or Give Save Warning

Auto Save Rubrics or Give Save Warning

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Several times, when grading with a rubric, I find that I have navigated away from the rubric without saving the marks. Is it possible to add a warning that the rubric markings have not been saved when I attempt to navigate away? I believe that sometimes this happens because I added comments at the bottom of the grading page, and only hit that "Submit" button, but not the Save button for the rubric. Perhaps that Submit button could take care of both the rubric and the comments? 

49 Comments
Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Thanks for sharing this idea,  @dan_davis ‌. You might also be interested in supporting this related (not identical) idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/12634-give-peer-review-rubrics-the-ability-to-save-without-sub... 

swb_in_ut
Community Member

I have added my comments to the idea Stephanie suggested, but want to echo here that this must get addressed.  We are losing too much time having to re-compile and re-write custom feedback for students when we accidentally toggle away from the student submission on which we are working. This is SO frustrating!

swb_in_ut
Community Member

Here I am again, just lost more work!

We cannot keep losing work!  We all put valuable time and thought into adding individual feedback in the rubric for our students.  Accidentally hit "submit" instead of "save" (or any number of other things that navigate you away from the speedgrader page you are on) - no warning, no auto-save, our words and time are gone. 

 

Please get this off of the "Idea" list and on to the "Implemented" list, already!  I am SO frustrated about having to retype my feedback. It is not benefiting the students or the instructors in any way. 

 

It is so frustrating to have to take critical work time to come here and BEG for this. Please  get this implemented.

Even these comments are being autosaved!

dan_davis
Community Member

I strongly agree. Please address this issue. I don't know anything about

coding, but I cannot imagine it is a difficult fix.

On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 5:54 PM swb.in.ut@gmail.com <instructure@jiveon.com>

Steven_S
Navigator II

A warning is a good idea!  Your alternative solution to this problem

Perhaps that Submit button could take care of both the rubric and the comments? 

has also been suggested as a separate idea:  https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/15879-why-are-we-double-clicking-when-grading-and-using-rubric... 

susanthomas1
Surveyor

YES! I practically have bald spots from pulling out my hair after losing cumulative hours of work when this happens. A very slight swipe on the MacBook trackpad can change screens, and with no prompt, all of that careful feedback disappears. I don't get paid enough to keep repeating my work.

nbhatta2
Community Member

Same. That slight swipe and the whole rubric just whooshes away, along with everything else I wrote...

cirullid
Community Member

Sent over half dozen reports of this occurrences with hour on the phone with support on this subject.  This is truly regrettably fact that Canvas users must grovel to get obvious errors in the system fixed and demeaning to their clientele. 

 

Multiple of hours work lost, especially during final grading when stress levels are up and the clock is ticking....

Unlike the others, I do understand coding and this "system upgrade" ("bug fix" by any other programmers classification) already exists in the comment box outside of the rubric.  Why this rubric "upgrade" was never completed throughout the speedgrader page when the software was implemented for the comment box outside the rubric is beyond understanding.  

Thank you Daniel for getting traction on this. I've tried multiple times

mostafa_hadidi
Community Member

This is a must!

burford_furman
Surveyor II

Right on! 'Auto-save' should be standard for *all* editing functions in Canvas. I've been burned many times by the problem identified by the suggester, and it is very frustrating!! Similar problems occur elsewhere in Canvas, such as when editing Quiz questions, editing Assignments, creating an Announcement, etc. Auto-save occurs here in entering Ideas. Why not elsewhere?

scott_daniel
Community Member

Am struggling with my marking load and just lost an hour's work cause this obvious feature hasn't been included. Canvas, please act on this. It's infuriating

mdudek
Surveyor

Yes here to voice my concern that the design of the rubric interface is poor.  I have lost way to much input due to the location of save buttons and the number of time I must save.  

susanthomas1
Surveyor

Over a year after I seconded this post, I am here again, even after being very careful, having to re-do work multiple times in a grading session. I can see that there is now an auto-save feature for page drafts--WHY NOT RUBRICS?

wboswell
Surveyor II

Yes! I agree here. There needs to be a notification when you move away from the screen without saving a rubric - or an auto save of rubric!

MKaplowitz
Surveyor

This has happened a few times to me now. I am clicking boxes in a rubric for an assignment, and then I accidentally hit j or k on my keyboard and advance to the next student paper. When I return to the first one, all the boxes that I clicked are blank and I have to start over. The rubric should remember what I have clicked so that I am not starting from scratch. It might make sense to keep the save button or to change it to "Calculate Grade" or something similar to close the rubric, but I don't like losing my work.

fmccown
Surveyor II

I have found few things in life more frustrating than losing my rubric.  Rubrics require a lot of mental focus to create. Once I had worked 20 minutes on my rubric when I saw a typo in my assignment. I edited the assignment, saved my work, and then saw my rubric had disappeared. I literally punched the wall when I realized what happened. Ouch!

fmccown
Surveyor II

I teach software development and have worked as a software developer. This isn't a difficult feature to implement. In fact, the companies I have worked for would never roll out a feature that routinely caused users to lose their work. If we had, we would have prioritized a fix before rolling out any new features. I'm a little surprised Canvas has been made aware of this issue for well over a year and still not pushed out a fix.

frizzcurl
Surveyor

I have been frustrated about this for years and it is beyond past the time that Canvas implements some kind of auto-save system for comments typed into the rubrics. Why has this not been addressed yet??!?!?!?!?

NicLSim
Surveyor II

@Stefanie Will this be put into implementation anytime soon? Do we have any updates regarding this?

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@NicLSim We do not have an update to share on this idea at this time.