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How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the Gradebook?

How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the Gradebook?

The Missing Submission policy lets you automatically apply a grade for all missing submissions in the Gradebook. A submission is labeled missing when the due date has passed and it has not been submitted. Only submissions with a status of Missing will be affected by the Missing Submission policy. The Missing Submission policy is set per course.

The Missing Submission policy allows you to define a grade that will be granted for missing submissions as a percentage of the total points possible. The percent entered is multiplied by the total points possible on the assignment and the resulting value will be awarded to missing submissions. For example, if the Missing submission grade is set to 20% and the assignment is worth 10 points, all missing submissions for that assignment will be awarded a grade of 2 points (10 points possible x 20% = 2 points awarded). To award all missing submissions with a grade of 0, the Missing submission grade can be set to 0%.

Notes:

  • If a submission is received after the due date, the Missing label will be automatically replaced by the Late label. However, any label can be manually removed in the Grade Detail Tray.  
  • Setting a Missing Submission policy affects all assignments in a course, including assignments with due dates in the past. To exclude a specific assignment, mark the submission as something other than Missing in the Grade Detail Tray.
  • Applying a missing submission policy will not affect previously graded missing submissions. Therefore, the Missing Submission policy should be set up when a course is created prior to creating assignments.
  • The Missing Submission policy will not affect submissions in closed grading periods or submissions for concluded enrollments.
  • The Missing Submission policy will not be automatically applied to No Submission, On Paper, or External Tool assignments. However, a Missing label can be added in the Grade Detail Tray.
  • If a Missing Submission policy is applied in a course, missing submissions for Complete/Incomplete assignments will be awarded an Incomplete grade with a score of 0, regardless of the Missing submission grade value.
  • Disabling a course Missing Submission policy does not revert grades that were submitted when the policy was enabled.
  • The Missing Submission Policy will not apply to unpublished assignments.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Gradebook Settings

Click the Settings icon.

View Late Policies

View Late Policies

In Gradebook Settings, view the Late Policies tab.

Apply Missing Submission Policy

Apply Missing Submission Policy

Click the Automatically apply grade for missing submissions checkbox. Selecting this checkbox will automatically apply the grade you set for any missing submissions in the course.

Set Missing Submission Percentage

Select Missing Submission Percentage

Set a percentage in the Grade percentage for missing submissions field.

Update Settings

Update Settings

Click the Update button.

View Grades

View Grades

View the affected grades in the Gradebook.

View Grade Detail Tray

View Grade Detail Tray

In the Grade Detail Tray, you can view details about the submission. When a submission applies to a missing policy, the Grade Detail Tray displays the given grade. To remove the late penalty from a submission, enter a grade in the grade field. Once a grade has been manually assigned, the Missing submission policy will no longer apply.

Please note that manually entering a grade will not remove the Missing label. To remove the Missing label, choose a status other than Missing in the Grade Detail Tray.

Comments

Missing and late assignment policies are definitely helpful. How to use these features is clearly outlined. Thank you for the visual cues. I wonder if there is a way to grade late submissions selectively after an assignment has been graded. A filter to weed out just the ones that need grading. Wishful thinking.

HI @mayaatfcs

We're glad you found the information here and that it was helpful! Actually, if a student submits an assignment late after you've graded all the other submissions, you'll get a notification in your To Do list to grade any additional submissions. Just click the link in the sidebar and you'll be whisked off to SpeedGrader (which should open to the most recent submission needing grading). 

Hopefully this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

 

Helllo! I have followed all of  the above directions, but it is not saving my late submission settings in the gradebook for some reason.

 

I set a missing percentage to 50%, and a late policy of 5% per day. I did this in each of my current courses last week.

If I look in the gradebook, there are assignments from this week that are missing past the due date that have not been automatically edited to a 50%. The settings have only applied to one assignment, which was from last week.

 

I have due dates created for all of my assignments, so that isn't the issue.

 

I am wondering if I can get some help with this.

 

Thank You

Hello @MsPohlman,

I'm sorry that the Missing Policy doesn't seem to be functioning exactly as you were expecting. Please use the Help Menu to reach out to Canvas Support so they can look into this and provide you with the help you need.

Cody

 

When you apply this policy it has removed the opportunity for a student to submit their late assignment. Is this normal?

Hi @dorph31,

That certainly sounds strange. Is the assignment past its set availability dates? Students aren't allow to add submissions to assignments that aren't within the set availability dates. Also, is the assignment submission type set to an "Online" submission type

Naomi

Hi @dorph31

I wanted to follow up with you to see if you have any follow-up questions. Please feel free to reach out if we can help with anything else. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

mayaatfcs,

I recommend changing your speed grader settings to sort by submission status.  If you have more than one late assignment to grade, they will all appear first.

Open speed grader, open up settings (cog in upper left corner), open options, select the sort student list you prefer.

Cindy

I also have the problem (above from @dorph31) of students not being able to submit assignments that were marked missing. The students could not open files or get a submit button to submit a text or file. I spent hours going in and removing the "missing" markers, deleting the score, and changing the due date to the future. The assignments were already scheduled to be available until Oct. 31. Very frustrating for students trying to figure this all out. They were trying to get in to take care of their missing assignments and couldn't. Now kids are confused because I removed the missing score. 

HI @kebrooks

Double check the assignment "Until" dates for those assignments where students can't submit missing work. If students can't submit their missing assignments, it's likely because the assignments are locked by the "until" dates. Setting a Missing Submission policy should not impact your students' ability to submit their work. 

Hopefully that helps. Please let us know if you have any further questions. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

That was not the case. The earliest that anything has been until is Sept. 30. Now, I have some things as far off as Nov. 2, when the grading period ends.

Hi @kebrooks

So it sounds like your assignments aren't locked for students from the "until" date. Please reach out to Canvas Support from your Canvas Help menu (see How do I get help with Canvas as an instructor? ) or reach out to your Canvas admin for help reporting your issue to Canvas Support. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

Just to clarify, if we want to use this to assign a 0 for missing work, will the system still send us To Do notifications when the late work is submitted? I don't want to accidentally miss grading work. Thanks!

Hello,

How do I access the grade detail tray? I've been using External Tools for assignment submission, and the automatic missing submission does not work with these options. While I would love to see this changed in the future, I do need a solution for now so that I can mark assignments as missing.

Hi @esatterfield,

Thanks for posting your question! To apply a missing status to an assignment, check out How do I change the status of a submission in the Gradebook?. We also currently have a feature idea that suggests applying the missing submission policy to external tool assignments: Option for missing assignments to get a zero if using external tool. If you'd like to add your voice to that idea, you can kudo it and/or comment on it. 

Naomi

@christina_geabh yes, when students submit an assignment late after having a missing policy applied it will still show in your To Do list. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

- Nathan

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