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How do I change the status of a submission in the Gradebook?

How do I change the status of a submission in the Gradebook?

As needed, you can use the Grade Detail Tray to change the status for an assignment, discussion, or quiz submission. Available statuses include late, missing, excused, or none (no status). You can also change the status for a group assignment. Assignments with a late or missing status will display a label on the student's grades page indicating the status. If you do not want status labels displayed on a student's grades page, set the assignment status to None.

Excused assignments are not calculated as part of a student's total grade. Currently, points are not automatically deducted for assignments with a late status.

When an assignment is excused, the assignment page and the student grade page will show the student that he or she has been excused from the assignment. Students cannot submit excused assignments.

Note: You can change the status colors for each status in the Gradebook; however, you cannot change the status names.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Grade Detail Tray

Open Grade Detail Tray

Locate the student name and assignment where you want to change the status. Click the Gradebook cell and click the Grade Detail Tray icon.

View Assignment Status

View Assignment Status

The Status section of the Grade Detail Tray displays available status options. Any selected status is applied immediately. Depending on the assignment's settings and student submissions, a status may already be selected for you.

Note: Color status is only visible in the Gradebook and does not affect the student Grades page.

Select No Status

Select No Status

To select no status, click the None radio button.

The None status indicates that no status exists, or that the assignment was turned in before the due date.

You can also update any late or missing assignment to have no status if you do not want a label displayed in the student's grades page.

Select Late Status

Select Late Status

To select a Late status, click the Late radio button.

The Late status indicates an assignment that was submitted after the due date. You can enter a number of how many days late the student submitted the assignment.

Note: Currently, the Late field is for reference only and has no effect on the student's grade.

Select Missing Status

Select Missing Status

To select a Missing status, click the Missing radio button.

The Missing status indicates an online assignment that has not been submitted and is past the due date.

Select Excused Status

Select Excused Status

To select an Excused status, click the Excused radio button.

The Excused status indicates that the student has been excused from making a submission. Students are not able to submit excused assignments, and excused assignments are not calculated in the student's total grade. You can also excuse an assignment by typing EX in the assignment cell.

View Assignment Status in Gradebook

View Assignment Status in Gradebook

Assignment cells in the Gradebook will display the color assigned to the corresponding status.

Student View Assignment Status

Student View of Assignment Status

The student grades page will display a label corresponding to the status setting in the Gradebook. Labels will display for late assignments [1] or missing assignments [2]. Excused assignments are noted by EX in the points column.

Assignments with no status (none) [4] do not display a label in the Status column of the student grades page.

Comments

I think it is absurd that I must change the status of over 100 students by hand.  Why cannot the fact that I entered a grade for student remove the status missing?

Hi @Mr_B

I'm sorry that the functionality you’re looking for isn’t currently available in Canvas. I recommend you visit the Idea Conversations space and see if someone has already submitted the idea to our product team. Thank you!

Cody

To change the status of multiple missing assignments, try changing the due date to a date in the future. Then, enter all of your scores. Then change the due date back to where you wanted it. Theoretically, that should clear the missing status....

This is all great! Now is there an easy way to do this while I am using speedgrader. It would have been nice to have access to this detail tray on the speedgrader window. 

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Figure above shows the assignment view in the speed grader. Now that I am there and have started grading, I notice that a student has not submitted the external assignment. Can I mark as missing here? I understand external assignments are not automatically marked as missing. 

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Figure 2: The Gradebook view. I have to pick each student and mark as missing if I assigned an external assignment. This is not very helpful. I would like to see all the missing assignments, pick them all at once and mark as missing. 

 

Hi @mayaatfcs

That's a great idea! I'd recommend that you move this comment to live as a new idea conversation. Since comments in the Guides aren't retained, your idea here won't get much visibility. But if you move it to Ideas, others will see it and have the opportunity to rate it, comment on it, and give it kudos. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

If a teacher uses an LTI or other Integrations (Google Cloud assignment, EdPuzzle, FlipGrid, etc) as their Submission Type, does it not mark an assignment as missing? 

I have a teacher who has created assignments using Google Cloud assignments, EdPuzzle and when a student has not submitted by the due date, the Missing Status is not engaged. 

Check need some clarification.

Thank you!

Dianne

Hi @ddamschen

Thanks for posting your question! I did some digging and confirmed the Missing Submission policy does not automatically apply to external tool assignments. (See the Notes section in this guide: How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the Gradebook?)

There's an existing Canvas Idea Conversation requesting this functionality update to Canvas. Please feel free to add your rating (click the stars), comment(s), and kudos if you feel like it meets your request: Apply Missing Submission Policy to All Assignment Types.

Hopefully this helps. If you have any further questions or if there's anything else we can help with, please let us know. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

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