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Automatically Remove Missing Flag Once Grade is Entered

Automatically Remove Missing Flag Once Grade is Entered

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This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

For on paper or no submission assignments, if a grade is flagged as missing, but then later points are added to the gradebook, the missing flag remains.  The instructor then needs to manually remove the missing flag, even though points were assigned.  It would be great to have the missing flag automatically disappear once points were entered (signifying that it is no longer missing).  The option to have the missing automatically turn into late would be even better.

74 Comments
beckym8712
New Member

Much needed!

lmmurp2
Community Member

agreed, this  should be an automatic removal if points are added without a submission --- in hybrid mode, I have students uploading from home and students handing me papers that are in class

 

how do I manually remove them? searching now.... 

engelbertc
New Member

I agree with most of the comments.  I have students that submit on paper and online.  It takes a lot of time to go in after the due date and change half the student's grades so it no longer says missing and if I don't get it done right away it confuses parents and students.  Please help us Canvas. 

adieken
Community Member

Please have "Missing" automatically be removed when an assignment is graded. With our teachers in hybrid situations, they can grade an assignment on paper for one cohort and have the other do it online. To make two separate assignments is double the work, and to manually change status from "Missing" to none is also more time that the teacher should not have to spend if it were automatic.  It's been three years since this was suggested - please add this feature.

LoganSwafford
New Member

When I emailed support to implement this feature they said their engineers work based off of number of responses/votes ideas get. So I'm commenting saying this feature needs to be implemented to hopefully bump this up a bit on the priority list.

I appreciate how assignments are automatically flagged as missing when the due date passes with no submission. However, when a kid then submits that assignment and I update the score for their late work, I would like the flag to either automatically be removed, or automatically set to "late" instead of "missing". This can/should just be a setting, as all teachers set up their grade book or grading systems differently.

lmmurp2
Community Member


please fix this. this is a complete waste of time going back and unmarking "missing" for students who manually submit work. 

 

as of now, even if i enter the grade before it is due, I can only enter the numeric score. I have to wait until the assignment is past due , go back to the assignment that I have already entered grades for and individually select "none" to remove the missing remark. 

Jen_Brandabur
New Member

It is a nice feature that assignments are automatically flagged as missing when the due date passes with no submission. However, when a kid then submits that assignment and I update the score for their late work, I would like the flag to either automatically be removed, or automatically set to "late" instead of "missing". This can/should just be a setting, as all teachers set up their grade book or grading systems differently.

That MISSING in big red letters really sets off the anxiety in many kids.  My own son had to drop out of college this Fall because he had so many 'missing' assignments that were actually submitted (albeit late), not missing. 

profesaalfeld
New Member

This would be great! As others have noted, particularly right now when we have some students in class and others in quarantine, I've made a way for them to submit in-class assignments online. However, it then flags every other student's assignment as missing because they did it in class. At the very least, it would be helpful to be able to remove the missing or late designation for a whole class instead of removing it individually for every student. 

HeatherSharp
New Member

I would like to see the status of the assignment automatically change once a grade is entered, especially if the assignment is missing.  Once a grade is put in, I would like to see the status change to late.

hakim_jones
New Member

Love the idea.

Nhadley12
Community Member

Please add this feature, my entire district is clamoring for this! 

aloomis
Community Member

So currently I have an assignment where over half the class has a missing status tag on it, though they have all turned it in! Why would an assignment be missing if there is a score? Canvas should automatically override the status of an assignment once a score is entered in other than 0. 

Or at the very least give the user an option to do a mass change of status in the Gradebook. 

aloomis
Community Member

So this was first noticed in 2018 and it still hasn't been changed!? I don't get it Canvas, why do things that seem so obvious to teachers take years to be addressed and changed. If a student has a grade in the gradebook why on earth would the system allow it to be noted as missing? 

STEPHENANDERSON
New Member

Please at least respond with some rational why you have not been able to change this for 3 years? I am changing 27 assignments for 30 students and there is not even a key command to move from student to student or change from missing to not. I have to mouse this all out and it is ridiculous. Wishing we were back in ________...

ssanbeck
New Member

Instructors should have an option to check in settings so that when a "Missing" assignment is graded, the "Missing" flag can be automatically taken off the assignment.  Right now a late assignment continues to show as missing when a score is entered unless the teacher then clicks on the arrow and checks either the "Late" or "None" radio button.  This is an extra step that I don't feel is necessary, and is time consuming for the teacher when they are entering many late grades at once. This is especially frustrating when using Grade Sync, because the assignment continues to show as missing in our SIS, which makes the missing assignment report the teachers run worthless.

Chokichi
New Member

It's late 2021 now and this would still be amazing. At the very least the option to batch change flags would be nice.

cindykukla
New Member

Missing flag should remove or change to late automatically  when a score is entered. Or the teacher can be prompted, "remove missing flag or change to late" to allow the teacher the option. I see in the forums that this has been discussed since 2018! What does it take to get a feature request granted? This one seems pretty straight-forward.

techlab
New Member

When I manually enter a grade, the status does not update to LATE from MISSING. This should happen automatically.

When I am entering a whole list of grades, it could be a very quick entry. Instead, I have to individually open each one.

hwesp
New Member

I agree with most of the comments.  To date...

  • If any score other than zero is entered by the instructor, any missing designation should be removed.  Regardless of original submission method (paper, electronic, mixed).  I run F2F, hybrid, and online all through the same course with multiple turn in options.  It confuses students who have a completed assignments, grade, but a missing designation. I can go remove those but that is time-consuming.
  • If a score of zero is entered it should STILL SAY MISSING.  
VickiViverito
New Member

The MISSING code should be removed when I enter a grade for an assignment whether a student submits anything or not. Because of quarantined students I have to make assignments submittable even if I don't plan for students in class to submit anything.