Hello and thank you for your time,
I am having trouble with my Canvas gradebook auto-populating students' retake scores on quizzes after I've manually entered a Zero into the gradebook for missing work.
I use the Classic-Quiz creation and have all of my quizzes set to be retaken for the highest score from 5 total attempts. After the due dates, I enter a 0 into the gradebook so students are motivated to complete. Why, then, are these zeros not updated when the student completes and scores better?
Thanks in advance for your time.
Are you entering the grades directly on the gradebook page? This has been my experience, too. I think entering the grade directly on the gradebook overrides the student submission. I'm not sure why. I've had to open the speedgrader to view the quiz to get the highest grade to 'take'. Perhaps if you enter the zeros from the speedgrader it won't override the student's submission.
I'd love to hear from a Canvas moderator for a solid answer.
Yes, I'm entering them directly into the gradebook (if I don't put zeros in, students don't think they need to complete the work). Thanks for sharing your insights/experience...so, do you have to open up speedgrader for every section of that course you teach and randomly search for submissions that had been done after manually entering zeros? I would like to know why the "Taking the highest score possible" setting for this quiz doesn't apply to manual entries & if there is a way to change this.
I would also love to hear from a moderator on this....I was actually surprised I couldn't find anything on this topic when searching previous discussion threads.
As an alternative, have you considered using the "message students who" setting in Gradebook to remind students to do the quiz? I find this a bit clearer/personable (and possibly quicker!) than entering 0s.
Yes, thanks, I warn them at least 2-days in advance before entering zeros. Very often those not doing the work are those not checking their messages/coming to class (my district is allowing Remote learners full-asynchronous/non-required-attendance privilege....so, zeros in the gradebook is the only communication device that gets through.)