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Missing Assignment Report

Missing Assignment Report

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This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

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Teachers would like to print a report listing only Missing Assignments.  This report would be sent to academic support personnel to facilitate assignment completion.  Teachers should be able to print the "Missing Assignment Report" directly from Canvas.

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Renee_Carney
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sblethen
New Member

This feature is so necessary for our support staff.  Being able to see what is missing and work with students to "catch up" would be a great feature.  In Power Teacher we are able to print reports of missing assignments.  We would like to have this feature for Canvas too.

sara_samples
New Member

It is things like this that keep my colleagues from being willing to use Canvas.  I know that ideally, we would be differentiating instruction and kids would be on their own unique learning paths scored according to progress on outcomes and yadayada.  But in reality, a lot of classrooms still look like "every kid needs to do these assignments and if they don't they get a zero" and in those classrooms, kids and teachers need to be able to access a simple list of missing assignments.

jennifer_seely
New Member

This idea is coming from an admin level, but I think it would be useful to students as well. I have used the "set missing assignments to 0" feature at the end of the course so that a student can see both what is happening to his/her grade and it is more obvious where the problems are. But due to the long horizontal-ness of the gradebook, it is difficult to navigate. Being able to click a "show past due, uncompleted assignments" button and see what they're missing, I think, would really help students.

shadwin
Community Member

My students are enrolled in multiple courses at same time.  This would be helpful for me to monitor if a student has lost track of his progress.   It may even be helpful if the students can quick view "missing assignments".  The report should include the course name also.

jgrenier
Community Member

To piggy back on this great idea, my teachers have a hard time entering all of the missing work when it is finally turned in. They find scrolling through the gradebook for one student tedious and error-prone. I have proposed a feature that would allow teachers enter scores on the Student Grades page which currently lists all of an individual student's assignments and scores but is not editable by the teacher. I think these two ideas go hand in hand. Please vote for both ideas. Thanks.

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/6632

kristi_levy
New Member

This is SO necessary and a feature of nearly every other online grade book I have ever used.

corey_jeffers
New Member

This is another one of those non-negotiable features in a K-12 market. I didn't think to ask about it when we were vetting Canvas because I've never seen a grade book without it.

megankoontz
Community Participant

Is there some work around the this in the mean time?  We need this report, but don't want to wait the time it takes to develop it.  Even if the work around was clunky it would be great to have.

garth
Community Champion

We have built an LTI report for our faculty, allowing them to run a report that will identify students with missing work.

Taking it a step further, it would be good to detect students whose grades are below a specific threshold.

Going one step further, this report should be available at the account and sub-account level, so "department chairs" or "advisors" could have access to better detect students who are in trouble.  It would be REALLY nice if the report would include some attendance information (a key indicator for at-risk in many cases).

jcrawford
Community Contributor

 @garth ‌ I would love to hear a little more about the LTI tool you've developed.  As someone stated above, this is almost a non-negotiable for K-12 users.  I have teachers wanting to run this report at the course level, but more importantly, principals wanting to see this report from the sub-account or account level.  Anything would be helpful!  Thanks!

garth
Community Champion

 @jcrawford ‌ you can take a look at this post and see if it helps:

The post talks about how to use the API to traverse the gradebook, all assignments and all submissions to flush out what's missing as well as inspect for potential grading errors.  Do you have developer resources avaialable to you?

jcrawford
Community Contributor

Sadly, I would be doing most of the developing and my programming skills are beginner to mediocre at best.  I am a district integration specialist that came from the classroom... I would say I'm better at tweaking resources that developing them.  

garth
Community Champion

 @jcrawfo  If I had a simple script I could give you I would.

I have been thinking about publishing some source code for this, but it keeps getting pushed back.

I'm extremely tight on time right now, but will try.

jcrawford
Community Contributor

 @garth ‌ I totally understand being tight on time right now... #backtoschool equals #backtocrazy.  If/when you do get something worked out, just be sure to tag me in it.  And thanks for getting back with me and being so willing to help!  Really, really appreciate it!

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

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.

 

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elizabeth_jetto
New Member

Hopefully "missing" includes those who simply does not have a grade entered for an assignment (when there is just a dash) and not just those you you mark specifically as "missing." This would be helpful for checking for gradebook errors and making sure the teacher did not forget to record a grade for a student. This is very important when you teach over a 150 students and have to scroll through every single line looking for missing numbers.

BStutzman
Community Champion

 @jcrawford ‌ I am wondering if you were able to get this working in your Canvas instance.  Thanks!

sara_samples1
Community Member

For this to be useful, there MUST be a way to remove the "missing" tag from assignments that are turned in but not submitted to canvas!  

I disagree with the poster above who thinks ungraded assignments should be included in missing assignment reports.  Something is not missing just because I did not grade it.  That's an entirely different report. 

Steven_S
Community Champion

The new gradebook allows you to remove (or add) missing and late labels as needed.  You can switch to the new gradebook by going to the feature options tab on the settings page of your course.