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Automatic Grading

Automatic Grading

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As an instructor, I have students post discussion questions and responses each week. If they posted something, they get the points. However, there is no way to automatically grade these-- I have to manually grade each post... Please consider making an automatic grading system, so that the points show up in their gradebook as soon as they have posted. You will make a lot of instructors very happy... we rely on this type of assignment. 

Thanks!  

28 Comments
kocherm18
Community Member

Finding out that Canvas lacked this essential feature was a real blow to those of us who teach/design classes for 4,000 students. I'm surprised this feature isn't available and even more surprised that it isn't getting voted. 

Wouldn't it be great for your introduction posts to just give students credit and not have to assess them? Typing in a grade for 4,000 students take a fair amount of mind-numbing work. 

psf16
Community Member

Thanks for the vote, Michael! I did make it kind of work eventually by selecting the "select default grade" option in the grade book for that assignment. You just have to go back and edit the grade for those who did not post, as it auto assigned to everyone, but maybe it's at least a bit better than editing for each person who posted. But yes, would definitely need to be changed-- seems like such a simple change to make. 

kocherm18
Community Member

That works for a synchronous class, but for a class of 4,000 where several students will all start and finish at different times, it becomes a nightmare to grade. This was a basic feature of Blackboard. It's really unfortunate that they didn't add that extra checkbox.

cindywilson3
Community Member

I agree this is a must-have! I don't like making everyone default to the completed grade,  because then the questions from parents and students start rolling in about how I can take away a grade like that. It's more work to calm them down than it's worth. The default grade needs to apply to those who make a submission - not everyone. I can not think of a situation where I would use it for the whole group. So it seems like it is not so much an oversight but a fault in the programming.

Michellek
Community Member

Applying an automatic grade for a submission - in a discussion or for an incomplete/complete assignment would be very beneficial!

russ_ziegler
Community Member

I completely agree, and hope that Canvas will make this available in the future. 

leslie_irvine
Community Participant

I agree, too. I'm really frustrated by the lack of auto-grading options in Canvas. 

jenaisa
Community Member

I agree! It is crazy that Canvas doesn't have this. I though it did and now I have all this extra grading. Erg!

mrwnphs2
Community Participant

Yes, it would be nice to have an autograde for participation for discussions and for text entries.

Bonne-Maman3
Community Member

Please!!!

pibion
Community Member

I'd also find this extremely helpful.  Getting students grade feedback as soon as possible is a high priority in my class, and I want to focus my time on providing feedback where it's useful - not spending time entering numbers for exit tickets.

rxc284
Community Member

I would like to see a feature in Canvas where I can select how many original posts and how many replies students need to make to receive the full credit for participating in the discussion. I would like Canvas to make these grades for set posts and replies automatic. In a large class, grading hundreds of threads and discussions takes too much time, but the exercise is still valuable for students.

abigailott
Community Member

Please make this happen! We just got done developing a high enrollment course with several "complete/incomplete" assignments worth points.  Would appreciate it if the "automatically graded" option would award the points automatically as the title suggests.  

pchessmore
Community Member

This needs to happen soon.  A must for many of our instructors!!!

jrican
Community Member

Very great idea! Would be very useful for many of our instructors

 

tracywatts
Community Member

This would be great and very useful! 

danielleschwinn
Community Member

Very helpful idea that will save time for so many instructors! 

gillispiel1
Community Participant

As a Canvas Admin, I'd like to see this feature added, too.  I am the sole person responsible for every staff member in the entire district completing Growing with Canvas.  I'd like for those who submitted the assignment to get full credit regardless of what they submitted.

sallie_davis
Community Member

Please add a feature to automatically award points for credit/no credit assignments/discussions. As a Canvas admin, I have had a number of faculty ask for this feature. This would be incredibly helpful for faculty workload.

dhawley
Community Member

I agree that this functionality would be very helpful. Faculty have been requesting this for many years.