I have quite a few faculty that would like the option to manually create columns in the gradebook. There are times when grades need to be posted but aren't associated with an assignment or exam.
Thanks for sharing this idea. The Assignments page populates the gradebook and governs gradebook calculation. If a manual column isn't associated with an assignment, but will receive a grade, how will that grade be included in the total? For faculty syncing grades with their SIS, how would those columns be treated?
Instructors can enable a Notes column in their gradebooks for text entries, and that's described in How do I use the Notes column in the Gradebook?; the Notes column is not visible to students, however,
All of that said, we do have an idea being discussed that aligns with what you've described. Would you have a look at Add, Create, or Modify a Calculated or Total Column in the Gradebook and let us know if that covers what your faculty hope to see?
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