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Completely Anonymous Grading, Persistently Blind Grading

Completely Anonymous Grading, Persistently Blind Grading

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

We would like to have the ability to have graders use Speedgrader and the grade book without seeing who the students are. The  teacher of record would be able to see this but we would like the ability to be flexible in either allowing graders to see student names or not.

Comments from Instructure

For more information, please read through the https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-14928 .

40 Comments
kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Ellen:

This is a great idea; and in fact, there is a similar idea open for voting right now @Hide Names of Graders (aka Anonymous graders) | Canvas Community

Please check this one out, and if it meets what you are looking for, add your comments and your vote. If this is not what your are looking for, please let us know.

Agent K

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

 @healyeb 

Thank you for taking the time to submit this feature idea.  I'll go ahead and archive it for now and also suggest that you go vote for the idea that Kelley linked to.  If you believe the idea you submitted is materially different than the pre-existing idea, please let us know.

Thanks,

Scott

healyeb
Surveyor

Hello Scott

I think that this feature request is so that students do not see who is

grading them. If possible I need a feature request that would not show the

students names in the grade book to the graders. Perhaps there could be 2

types of graders, one anonymous where the students names never show up and

one where they do...

Let me know what you think.

thanks

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

250V O'Neill.

2-1998

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:32 PM, scottd@instructure.com <

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

#Ellen:

I am sorry, that was my mistake.

I did find another idea, archived on January 6, 2016 that might be closer to what you want: @

I hope this helps, and again my apologies for the confusion.

Agent K

healyeb
Surveyor

thanks kelley.

Is there any way to get this opened up again?

thanks

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

250V O'Neill.

2-1998

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 3:26 PM, kelley.meeusen@cptc.edu <

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

I think what will happen is one of those awesome Community Managers will come along and tell you that your idea will open in the next voting period, since we don't actually re-open archived ideas. What I would do is provide a link to the archived idea in yours, and ask folks to review the comments there to help them decide to vote.

Agent K

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Ellen,

I also apologize for the confusion here.

To clarify; in the scenario you envision would it be important whether or not the graders could choose to grade w/o seeing student names in the speedgrader or would it be important that they never have the ability to see student names associated with submitted work?  I'm wondering about a grade anonymous students option in the Speedgrader vs a quality of their role in the course that would limit them from ever seeing student names in association with submissions?

healyeb
Surveyor

Hello Scott,

thank you for your email. We have a number of departments going through

assessments for accreditation and it is important to them that they not see

who they are grading so there is no bias. The process reviews how graders

which can include teachers are grading to see that it is equal across the

board. Does this make sense?

Thanks!

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

250V O'Neill.

2-1998

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 3:38 PM, scottd@instructure.com <

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Helen,

Thanks for the clarification.  Your feature idea will open for vote on May 4th.

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Love the visual, Scott!

healyeb
Surveyor

great!

thank you!

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

250V O'Neill.

2-1998

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 4:25 PM, scottd@instructure.com <

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. May 4, 2016 - Wed. August 3, 2016.

Check out this doc for additional details about how the voting process works!

tita
Surveyor

Hi Helen, I'm trying to determine if this idea is essentially the same as one I just submitted. In Dec 2015, Canvas released a Canvas Studio: Anonymous Grading feature option that can be turned on in a subaccount or even in a course by an account admin that prevents an instructor from toggling hide names on and off in speedgrader--it's simply hidden. However, since grades are then sent to the Gradebook, and since these same assignments are gradeable there, next to the name of the student, the feature is still not usable.

Would you mind taking a look at my " style="color: #2989c5; text-decoration: underline;? Once all grades are entered, an account admin could turn the Anonymous Grading feature off for a course and the instructor could then see names again.

If you think these are essentially the same ideas, maybe you can say so and I'll endorse this one. If not, can you go into more detail?

healyeb
Surveyor

Hello

I believe that they are the same. The fact that you can toggle all name

associations off or on is great. My request is for no identifiers (names

etc) to show up in the gradebook, a download or speedgrader so that a

grader could never tie a grade they gave to a particular student.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

thanks

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

250V O'Neill.

2-1998

tita
Surveyor

great, I just voted this up! If you get a chance, please vote this one up--the file name of student uploads that are submitted, even when the Anonymous Grading feature is turned on, are still tagged with the student's name.

healyeb
Surveyor

sorry for the delay.

I just voted this up.

Good luck!

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

250V O'Neill.

2-1998

DanBurgess
Explorer III

Ellen,

Thanks for putting forth this request.

I think this would address our law school's need for blind grading functionality.

Hopefully we can get this feature implemented and give our law school faculty the benefit of using Canvas.

healyeb
Surveyor

Hi,

it would help our Law faculty also. Fingers crossed that we get 100 votes!

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

250V O'Neill.

2-1998

On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 12:29 PM, burgessd@umich.edu <instructure@jiveon.com>

jolaine
Community Member

We have instructors who want to use undergraduate TAs.  By law, they cannot see grades associated with a student.  If there was a setting where the instructor could restrict a TA (sort of like limiting to section) from seeing any student names, that would allow for completely anonymous grading by the TA without limiting the instructor's ability to view the student names and grades. 

garth
Surveyor II

Could this be done with a permission?

In other words, could admins create a new "anonymous grader" role, where the ability to view student names is disabled?

Regarding accreditation, where you want unbiased data, this might make things easy:  create an "anonymous grader" role and assign accreditation staff to that role so they can gather data on any course of interest, including learning mastery scores.

This would also address your TA scenario.

Just a thought.