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Group Assignment Comments - Fix Edit Workflow

Group Assignment Comments - Fix Edit Workflow

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We at UBC have observed challenges using the edit workflow for group assignment grading comments. When going to the gradebook and using the arrow beside the grade to view the grade and comments, we can edit. However, when we do this, it only edits the comment for that member of the group with no warning that this is the case. We were expecting it to update the comment for all members of the group. This should be addressed in several ways:
1. Update the documentation with a warning about this
2. The edit function should ideally be updated to allow for updating the comment for all group members
3. If the above is not possible, then remove the edit function for group assignments. Deleting the comment and adding a new one applies to all group members, so provides an alternative workflow, and this could be documented clearly
4. This should all be done without hampering the current working function for individual assignments

Does this make sense?

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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Moderating
 
Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Moderating

@tim_kato Before we move this forward for broader discussion, would you confirm that you've already run this by Canvas Support to verify that this is the intended behavior? If so, Canvas Support will also let us know what documentation updates might be required.

Thanks!

tim_kato
Community Contributor

Support confirms this is working as designed @Stefanie 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@tim_kato Thank you for taking the time to get that confirmation from Canvas Support. We've moved this idea forward for broader discussion and have brought the documentation aspect of the request to our Doc Team.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open for Conversation
 
erica_hill
Community Member

At the Business school I work at, this was our instructors experience.  They were editing a group assignment comment in the gradebook sidebar and it ended up that only 1 group member received the updated feedback. 

Our ideal situation is that the updated feedback given for a group assignment in any area would be updated to reflect for all group members.

If that is not possible, very clear documentation on the assignment page and group page that states the expected outcome of using the gradebook sidebar with group assignments.

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