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Emphasize or Highlight student's name when entering grades

Emphasize or Highlight student's name when entering grades

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

 

  Idea will be open for vote Wed. October 7, 2015 - Wed. January 6, 2016  Learn more about voting...

 

When you click in a cell to place a grade, highlight or visually emphasize in some other way the student name with which the current row is associated, to make it easier to ensure you are on the right student when scrolled out to a column on the right.

    

    

Comments from Instructure

For more information, please read through the Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-11-18) 

For additional information about the New Gradebook, please visit New Gradebook Users Group and the Canvas Release: New Gradebook document.

21 Comments
jordan
Community Champion

Hello  @esther_jean-lou ​ and thanks for sharing your suggestion here. You may be interested in the discussion over here Canvas Studio: Gradebook performance ​about the updates we are already planning to make to the gradebook. I'm not sure if the new UI optimizations will include exactly what you are looking for, but the new design may help.

I'm going to clarify the title of your feature idea from "Making thing easier when entering grades" to "Emphasize a student's name when entering grades" as well.

Your feature idea will go for voting on Oct. 7th.

chase1
Community Member

Hello,

Suddenly, Canvas is listing students with first name first rather than last names first. This makes looking up a student to post a grade much more time consuming because you have to mentally switch the names each time. How can I get the last names first back again?

biray
Community Champion

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community from Wed. October 7, 2015 - Wed. January 6, 2015.

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

But please check out this idea, as well:

clong
Community Champion

Would it be possible to combine this idea with one that has a few more votes and is essential getting at the same thing? See:

jstaley
Community Participant

This would help both teachers and the Admins who get the calls when teachers are confused about how a grade was moved or sure the "computer" changed the grade they entered. Smiley Happy

biray
Community Champion

FYI  @Renee_Carney ​. Thanks for the feedback  @clong ​. We've linked these two ideas to each other and we'll be sure to follow both ideas. Smiley Happy

clong
Community Champion

Thanks Biray

Jeff_F
Community Champion

I feel it would be important that the highlighting not cause a delay during the transition between cells.

jstaley
Community Participant

There is another request currently with 111 votes at:   can we add these two together?

watsonnk
Community Participant

Two ways of achieving similar functionality, either would be useful.  Good luck!

cwruck
Community Champion

Hey Everyone!

We have designs for an updated gradebook that include what I call the "Cross hairs". It highlights the row and column that you've clicked on. I can't say for sure when we'll be releasing this group of gradebook enhancements, but its in our plan to work on this year. I'm moving this to "Under Consideration" because it's something we definitely intend to do as soon as we can.

Thanks!

watsonnk
Community Participant

Very good news, would be a useful addition and reduce likelihood of misentering of grades (not that this removes the idea to have a proper gradebook history).

knakamatsu
Community Member

It would be very helpful to have the row highlighted so you know you're entering grades for the correct student.  On screen, the grades are not aligned with the student's names so it makes it difficult to assess whether you're on the right student.  A highlighted bar would clear that up for sure! 

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

While I favor and up-voted this idea, it is just one of the many reasons why I enter all grades using SpeedGrader.

KLM

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea was moved from Under Consideration stage (no longer in use) to the Product Radar stage.  

This change was made as part of a feature idea process evolution.  Find more information, and contribute insights, by joining Focus Group: DRAFT Feature Idea Space

bimbip
Community Participant

What is the status of the "Cross Hairs" enhancement Christi noted in response to this idea? That is primarily what I am looking for and why I am up-voting this idea.

9936299
Community Member

This idea seems to be quite old but the status hasn't been updated in awhile.  Are we still making progress on it?  I HATE that I have to keep double checking to make sure I'm on the correct student when entering grades!

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @9936299 , you'll find information about the status of this feature--and more--in Priority: Gradebook Enhancements (Develop & Test). "Crosshairs and highlighting for orientation." is listed as part of Phase II. I encourage you to "follow" that link to your inbox to stay on top of development progress.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
Comments from Instructure

This idea is in development as part of Priority: Gradebook Enhancements‌ phase 1.

Some of the phase 1 features are available for testing via the Focus Group: New Gradebook‌.  If you do not have access you can request it through your local Canvas admin or CSM (customer success manager).

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
This idea has been developed and is On Canvas Beta How do I access the Canvas beta environment?

For more information, please read through the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-11-06) .

For additional information about the New Gradebook, please visit New Gradebook Users Group and the Canvas Release: New Gradebook document.