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"Grade Release Date" Option in Assignment Settings

"Grade Release Date" Option in Assignment Settings

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Since the changes to the gradebook last year, it would be really beneficial to have an additional option when setting up assignment regarding overriding the grade posting policy. 

Can we please have an additional button in the "Assign" section so that, regardless of whether the anonymous settings are enabled or not, staff can enter the date that grades will be posted. At the moment our lecturers need to set up assignments two different ways (depending on whether assignments are anonymous or not) to stop grades from being released early to students.

 

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17 Comments
Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open for Conversation
 
louise_clark
Community Member

This would be very beneficial to our University and academics.

KhaledAl-ankar
Community Member

It would make it a lot easier for authors, educators and education support. The ability to add a grade release window  based on dates for autograded and graded assessments. It’s also is very common that courses and degrees in the UK have these types of requirements as early as when they are written. Which would support the academic integrity of the programmes and the quality of the course. 

HeHu08
Community Member

I like this idea. We have an asynchronous model and it would be helpful. 

stephen_taylor
Community Advocate
Community Advocate

This would be another lifesaver for our tutors.  Part of our policy means grades need to remain hidden for a specified amount of time so staff can't just release them when they have finished marking them.  Please do implement this!

330467
Community Participant

Great idea.

michael_ewen
Community Participant

This would be really useful!

kate_bridgeman
Community Member

This would be really beneficial. Please get to voting stage. 

t_tomlinson
Community Member

This would be useful 👍

DanBurgess
Community Participant

One of our deans considers this feature supportive of student's wellbeing.

Instructors may be grading ;ate at night or on weekends. A student finding out on a Saturday night that they did not receive a satisfactory grade on a high stakes exam can be upsetting. Having the ability to set the specific date/time when grades are released would avoid students receiving grades at inopportune times, and would alleviate the need for instructors to remember to log in to Canvas and manually post grades at a set date/time. 

joe_elliott01
Community Member

Allow teachers to schedule the posting of grades in addition to the manual and automatic that are currently available.

Reasoning: in most UK HEIs teachers have to mark and moderate all assessments before all students grades are released together. This is often a date 2-3 weeks after the assignment due date.  Teachers may be sick on the release date or forget due to other commitments.  This usually results in a flurry of "I can't see my grade" emails from students which is bad for students and time consuming for administrators to work out why and contact teachers to get the problem resolved.

claire_obrien
Community Participant

@Stefanie how many votes are needed for this to progress to moderation/development?

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Hi, @claire_obrien , the Idea Conversations forum isn't designed to move ideas forward based on a vote or ratings threshold. Please read through How do idea conversations work in the Canvas Community? for more information.

claire_obrien
Community Participant

Thanks @Stefanie, so how does a new idea progress to development for some kind of tangible outcome for Canvas users in future? It is not clear to me from the link you provided how submitting this idea will have any input into future developments otherwise. 

 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@claire_obrien  Perhaps this additional resource will help:  What is the feature development process for Instru... 

MHaughney
Community Member

Update Grade Posting Policy to include a schedule for later for automatically posting.

Similar to "delayed posting" in announcements or "available from" in assignments, being able to set a date and time for marks to be posted automatically would be helpful. 

My role: Teacher

brian_warzak
Community Member

The current grade posting policy allows for manual or automatic posting for all grades in a course. Teachers can also hide grades for an individual assignment and then manually post that grade when they are ready. Canvas should allow teachers to schedule when the grades for individual assignments will be posted and visible to students. 

If grades are shown automatically when a quiz is submitted, for example, a student who submits early and does well can then advise other students still working on the exam which answers are correct. If the grades are hidden or muted, the student doesn't immediately know how well they did which solves this issue, but it requires the teacher to then manually release the grades for that quiz. We have a lot of quizzes and assignments and it would be much more convenient for teachers if they could schedule when a specific grade is posted or made visible to students.