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Update Grade & Comment at same time in Gradebook

Update Grade & Comment at same time in Gradebook

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When I update a grade + comment through the Gradebook, it requires two steps:

  1. Enter grade then click on "Update Grade"
  2. Open the dialog again, then enter my comment and press "Update Comment"

Can they both update at the same time, with one button? This would be particularly helpful in courses where SpeedGrader isn't always faster - when students can submit different assignments at different times, for example.

17 Comments
cdoherty
Community Participant

I got this report from an instructor today, "When I am in "Grades" view, and am adding grades and comments for assignments: if I write a comment and then click "update grade", the comment is not submitted and only the grade is submitted. If I click "add comment", the comment is submitted but not the grade. It would be great if both were submitted at same time." This happens when clicking the Comment balloon in the Grades tool. It's odd to present a place to enter both grades and comments, but only one can be saved. It also closes the window after saving. This is really counter-intuitive.

 

Similar to an archived idea, Link update grade and add comment in gradebook

biray
Community Champion

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. December 2, 2015 - Wed. March 2, 2016.

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

KAilsa_Rowan
Community Participant

Yes, I do actually know about this, but I constantly forget that both will not be saved. It really adds to the workload.

bbruya
Community Participant

This should be considered a bug and just be fixed instead of relying on this arcane voting procedure.  It's hard to believe that if it doesn't meet the arbitrary 100 vote threshold, it will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.

cdoherty
Community Participant

I agree, but having those conversations with Instructure gives me a headache.

woodsdm2
Community Contributor

I agree that this is a bug.  A situation where data entered by the user is silently discarded is either a bug in the software, the design or the documentation.

biray
Community Champion

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @byron_strang 

Wonderful idea for those who need to or prefer to use the Gradebook!

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vivian_hardgrav
Community Member

I like this idea! It would be great to have the grade and comment in one click! What a time saver and this would also be a good reminder to make comments more regularly.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

Hi  @byron_strang ‌

Thank you for this submission.  It will open for voting, March 1, 2017, as part of the relaunch of feature idea voting!  Find out more about the changes we made in Changes are here: New feature idea processes went live Friday! (2/24/17)

kas200
Community Participant

This would be fantastic! We've had many faculty who didn't realize this, which led to much frustration and wasted time.

garciah
Community Champion

Great idea! I'm all for eliminating unnecessary clicks and preventing lost work. A related issue occurs in the Speedgrader when using a rubric. Both the Submit and Save buttons need to be clicked to avoid losing work. Consider voting on this idea as well: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/8399-speedgrader-rubric-comments-and-ratings 

ezaurova
Community Participant

Yes!  That has annoyed me all semester.  Thanks for proposing the idea.

tug84345
Community Member

yes, this would be helpful in reducing busywork for teachers.

mfm0003
Community Participant

A wonderful idea! I just had an instructor write a long and beautiful comment via the gradebook grade/comment pop-up. He then entered the grade and clicked "Update Grade." That selection completely wiped out his unsubmitted comment without warning. Combining the two update buttons into one would help avoid this for other instructors in the future.

michael_manasco
Community Member

Yes! I am the aforementioned instructor in the previous comment, and it's very frustrating. It's clumsy and not intuitive to have two ways to submit grades/comments but essentially have them each behave differently in execution. 

Alexandre_Sch
Community Contributor

Hi, 

 

I have a request for my academic board that will help them be more agile in their daily's

"Would it be possible to grade a student assignment, do a text/video feedback and only need to click "Save" just once (speed)? Instead of grading, saving the grade, doing the feedback, saving the feedback. "

Thanks!

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