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How do I use the student list to view student submissions in SpeedGrader?

How do I use the student list to view student submissions in SpeedGrader?

The right side of the SpeedGrader menu bar includes the student list for the assignment. SpeedGrader gives you an overview of student submissions for an assignment.

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader from any assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.

Open Student List

Open Student List

To open the list of students, click the drop-down menu.

View Student List

View Student List

SpeedGrader opens the assignment for the first student listed in the student list, arranged alphabetically by last name [1]. However, you can choose to sort the student list by student name, submission date, or submission status.

When you view a submission, the student which student submission you are viewing in the student list compared to the total number of students [2].

View Sections

View Sections

If your course includes more than one section, students are displayed according to the section shown in the Gradebook. By default, the Gradebook shows all sections, though you can select a specific section to view.

Viewing an assignment by section only displays submissions for that section and decreases the overall loading time for the assignment's data. When an assignment is opened in SpeedGrader, all values for that assignment are loaded and saved in the browser, including student submission data, any grades (including original grades for resubmitted assignments), rubrics, and comments. To improve performance, assignments in large courses should always be viewed by section.

Notes:

  • Viewing by section is only available to instructors; admins cannot filter assignments by section.
  • Viewing by section is only available for group assignments if you assign grades to student individually.
  • When a section filter is applied in SpeedGrader, the same section filter also displays in the Gradebook.

View Assignment Indicators

View Assignment Indicators

For easy identification, each student is identified with an assignment submission status next to his or her name:

  1. A green checkmark indicates the assignment has been graded
  2. An orange dot indicates the assignment has not been graded or has been re-submitted
  3. No checkmark and a grayed out name indicates the assignment has not been submitted
  4. A gray checkmark indicates the assignment is moderated and has already been graded by another grader
Comments

When I try to switch sections using the student list in SpeedGrader, it gives me an error msg. saying there are no students in the section I select, defaulting to all sections...

The only way I can grade by section is to go to the Assignment detail page and select the section from the dropdown menu there. 

Why can't I select the section IN SpeedGrader? I shouldn't have to go back and forth to the assignment detail page to switch.

Hi @heatherlbrown77

Thanks for posting your comment here in the Canvas Guides! You're correct! The option to filter the student list by section in SpeedGrader should work! Unfortunately, I couldn't replicate the issue you're seeing. However, this sounds like exactly the kind of thing that the Canvas Support Team can help with. Would you be willing to report your experience to Canvas Support (check out How do I get help with Canvas as an instructor? for information about getting in touch with them). They'll be able to review and diagnose your problem. 

Let us know if you have any further questions and my teammates and I will do our best to help you out!. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

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