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Display Default Email in Gradebook and Speedgrader

Display Default Email in Gradebook and Speedgrader

I am fleshing out a an earlier feature request that evidently didn't go anywhere (*Display Student Email Address in Roster ).

At our university, the SIS_ID displayed in the People list and the Secondary ID displayed in the Gradebook are number-strings that are useful for big databases to match identities.  We also have a username that is much more human-friendly and that also forms the first part of our institutional email addresses.  That username is not displayed in any list or tool in such a way that an instructor can use it to ensure that the person whose record she is looking at is, indeed, the person she thinks it is.


A solution for us -- and we think others might find it useful -- is to allow the default email address to display to all instructional staff in the Grades list and alongside the student's name in Speedgrader.  This would also be useful in Quiz Moderation and other places where student names are listed.


Ideally, the gear-menu in the Grades list could include an option to allow the instructor to hide the Secondary ID and the Default Email if desired, just as the instructor may opt to hide or show student names or the notes column.  Whether this feature should be available to instructors should be a default controlled by the institutional admins.  An advantage to this placement is that the Gradebook can already be exported, thus providing an easy way for instructors to extract a list of email address for their students, which can be useful in any number of ways.

Surveyor‌,‌,‌ — My understanding is that it is now possible to see student netIDs on campus if you've enabled the new Gradebook (we're early testers), and this functionality is now part of the Phase .5 of the gradebook redesign. If you're interested in learning more, PM me!

Also, please add Secondary ID as well.

While our Gradebook is set up to display the Canvas Secondary ID (which is each student's uni ID), once into Speedgrader, lecturers can no longer see it.

This creates a huge risk of misattributing marks in locations where it is routine to have multiple sets of students with identical full names in one class (e.g., Vietnam).

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The Radar idea stage has been removed from the Feature Idea Process.  You can read more about why in the blog post Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes.


This change will only impact the stage sort of this idea and will not change how it is voted on or how it is considered during prioritization activities.  This change will streamline the list of ideas 'open for voting', making it easier for you to see the true top voted ideas in one sort, here.


Just adding a comment to this thread to chime in and say that this would be a very welcome addition.

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Email addresses in the GradeBook export would be incredibly useful for some third party data tools as well.  They are in the new Analytics exports but not the standard gradebook, so you can do it but it requires 2 different exports then merging the data based on Canvas_id or SIS_ID which is beyond most instructors.