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Edit or Delete Saved Comments

Edit or Delete Saved Comments

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If you make an error in typing a comment while using a rubric and then save it, there is no way to correct it later. It's possible to save a new, corrected comment, but then you have to check each time to make sure you are selecting the correct one. Either the ability to edit OR delete the unwanted comment will solve this problem. 

32 Comments
john_morris
Community Participant

In support of this idea, I want to encourage fellow instructors to use rubrics for grading. I use Comments instead of Ratings in new rubrics as I'm working through the design of the assignment and rubric. Ratings for a rubric being much more difficult to identify than Criteria. Adding view capability along with edit/delete capabilities will increase the utility and useability of rubrics as instructors are developing effective rubrics.

usability‌ #utility #rubric

breedlovep
Community Participant

Agree! I find that using the rubrics helps clarify for my students the relationship between what I put in the assignment directions and the grades assigned. The ability to edit/delete comments would increase the usefulness of these rubrics.

Pamela H. Breedlove, Ed.D.

breedlovep@uncw.edu

rlapkass
Community Participant

Definitely in support of this idea! Right now, I have to maintain my rubric free-form comments in Excel, then carefully copy-paste them into rubrics. As long as the comments don't change much, it's OK, but if something has to be edited, deleted, or corrected, it's a rework nightmare.

James Jones worked up a nifty tool to import the "other" type of rubrics from a carefully formatted Excel file into Canvas rubric, but as I recall it's not for free-form rubric comments. It would be great to either have native Canvas support for this, or else perhaps an equivalent Excel tool for this.

Being able to rapidly iterate on rubrics and standard feedback would be a HUGE teaching and productivity benefit !

shermanj
Community Member

This is a necessary feature. We need to be able to edit the saved comments so that we don't accidentally perpetuate errors.

kevinldaniel
Community Member

It's crazy that you can edit everything else but this. Please add this feature.

cmn8560
Community Member

Thanks for the comments-- I am in favor of having the option to edit and deleted saved comments.  Our course shell rolled over and I made a few changes to the rubric, yet all the prior saved comments are still there and no longer apply. 

Please give us this feature. 

rlapkass
Community Participant

As noted, when implementing this feature (it really is a must-have!), please consider capability to do bulk uploads, such as from a text file, a formatted Excel file, or similar. By-hand capability will be helpful, but also doing this en masse from an outside source would really let this feature shine. Huge grading productivity benefit. 

Every semester, I have improvements I want to make to my accumulated rubric notes, but I have to balance that against the significant rework effort needed in Canvas, and usually can't justify it, which just seems incredibly wrong!

adam_cooper
Community Member

Hi Robert - I know what you are talking about. For the time being, I have a separate notes document on my computer where I store rubric comments for later. - Adam

rlapkass
Community Participant

Hi Adam:

Yes!!! I do the same thing on my end! I have Excel files where I store and maintain my rubrics and all their free-form rubric comments. If I want to change or improve anything, I first need to do a cost-benefit analysis in my head whether the copy-paste effort is worth it, since ENTIRE rubric items and ALL its free-form comments have to be recreated from scratch. Usually it isn't, not for one or two things. So my rubrics continue on with minor typos, or can never be as good as I want them to be.

It's crazy that there is no native support in Canvas for maintaining free-format rubric comments. If you haven't already done so, please upvote this feature, and encourage your colleagues to do likewise. This would be a huge grading efficiency improvement in Canvas rubrics.

egaze1
Community Member

Just the ability to delete comments would be enough, as one can copy text and edit elsewhere.

James
Community Champion

 @rlapkass ,

You can use the Rubric Importer script with free-form comments. The Rubrics page doesn't allow you to enable free-form criterion there, it's when you attach it to something that you specify it. I created a free-form rubric the other day for someone else and Canvas still sent the ratings for the max and min points, even though it's not going to use it.

What you can do with my script is create two fake ratings, one with the maximum points for that criterion and one worth 0. It doesn't matter what you call them, although Canvas does something like "Full Marks" and "No Marks." They're hidden when you enable free-form comments, but they need to be there when you create it.

Once you attach the rubric to an assignment, check the box for free-form comments.

rlapkass
Community Participant

Hi James:

So, in the rubric script's Excel file, if you create fake text such as "Response 1" and "Response 2", those will show up in the rubric grading comments, once you've selected free-form comments??

That would hold a LOT of promise! I will definitely do some experimenting with this, once the teaching semester ends, grades are posted, and I can think clearly again (2 more wks). Thanks for pointing that out!

I will search back thru Canvas for the post with your original tool and give it a go. Thanks!

Rob Lapkass

jdavison
Community Member

The pull down comments are very nice. But please, please let these be editable. Sometimes I make a typo and there it sits. Or sometimes the finer points of the assignment change, and I'd like my comments to reflect that. 

rlapkass
Community Participant

Hi James:

Thanks for the suggestions. I've finally gotten your rubric importer running, and it works like a charm for the "standard" rubric with points options. Clean as a whistle on the first try!

But even after some experimenting, I'm afraid I'm not quite following you as to trying to use it with free-format comments. I started with this simple Excel rubric:

352508_Excel rubric.JPG

It imports just fine into this standalone rubric:

352509_Excel rubric imported.JPG

But what I'm really after is to use such text as pre-positioned, "canned" free-format rubric comments. I attached this to a simple bogus assignment and flipped the setting to "write free-form comments". Then the imported text is GONE.

What really I'm trying to get to within the Speed Grader is something like the following, with the responses in the indicated dropdowns, WITHOUT all the gruntwork of iteratively using the "Save this comment for reuse" checkbox (I did this one myself manually):

352510_Excel rubric free-format desired.JPG

Perhaps I have just misunderstood your prior message about setting up the free-format comments. Is the above do-able using the rubric importer and appropriately setting up the Excel rubric?? Or, will we just need to wait on the subject feature request to garner enough upvotes?

As always, your insights here would be very much welcomed - thanks!

Regards, Rob Lapkass

jra01140
Community Member

Add an edit button in the rubric in the final comment section.

Currently, if a comment needs to edited, the professor has to delete the comment and start all over.

The edit button would be a real time saver.

Thank you for your consideration in the next update of canvas.

jra01140
Community Member

I want the edit button in the last comment (assignment comment) not in the grading part of the rubric.

 

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lesleykrane
Community Member

my saved comments in rubric need editing or deleting and this feature is not available

jallenwwcc
Community Member

Over time (I like being able to copy the assignment from semester to semester, especially with the rubric already set up and the comments in tact), I have fine-tuned my saved comments and I am unable to remove the old ones. It makes it confusing and more time-consuming to grade because now I have all of these extra comments in my rubric. It would be so nice if I could delete the ones I no longer want to use. Please consider adding this feature!!

kingmi
Community Member

In Speedgrader -> View Rubric you have the option to Save this comment for reuse under the Ratings column. I would like the ability to edit and delete comments I have saved for reuse.

bxf13b
Community Participant

Please add the feature to allow the editing or deletion of saved comments for free-form rubrics. This is such a necessary feature. There is no workaround either while this feature is waiting to be added.  Thank you!