SpeedGrader in Canvas Teacher app - missing features


We have been trialling marking using a mobile device (Apple and Android) using the Canvas Teacher app and have noticed the app is still largely undeveloped. Some key featuers that are missing from the app are:

  • The app does not allow half mark entries. It would be great if we could have a marks box ain addition to the slider bar.
  • Word count and average mark data is missing from the app. The markers are having to revert to a PC/browser to locate this important informaiton.
  • Rubric on the app needs major improvements, it looks completely different. There is no space to add free comments, and it seems to apply grades automatically even if not set up to do so.
  • The text box in comments should be bigger to allow easy writing as we are using pencils to add comments.

Thank you.

Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Archived

Hi @Lana_K -

Thank you for the time you spent organizing these ideas for improving the Teacher app. To better help the project managers and the Community Ideas process, each request needs to be its own thread. It makes it a lot easier to keep track of discussions!

With the request for half-mark entries, you should be able to manually enter any score vs using the slider bar. When grading, there is a + Button on the same row as the Grade heading. 🙂

Word count has been requested by other Community Members --  Display assignment word count on a mobile device using Canvas Teacher app 

Free comments have also been requested!  --Add rubric comments in iOS Teacher app 

If you'd like to create a thread that focuses on the size of the text box, that would be a unique reqestion! If you'd like to collaborate, let the Community Team know.

Community Member

Thank you KristinL, I will create new threads for each of my requests.