Having just delivered some PowerPoint training to students about making their presentations more effective, I thought I'd take some of my own medicine and start with a * bang * - hence the title of the piece which might have brought you here looking for something a little more provocative!
Now that you are here, why not read on?
I am moving my grading away from letters/scores/percentages to Mastery statements but would quite like to have the flexibility of using results from digital assignments/quizzes. This is easier said than done
I have tried to create my own Grading system for Mastery as a sort of Lookup based on a numeric score as I don't have the flexibility to manually add in a statement for submitted work.
When I use thisscale the Grade is added to the gradebook eg
Which on first sight seems ideal.
The problem is, when you look at the grade as a student you see:
WHYif we have a Grading scheme are students also seeing the score? What is more, why is theNameof the statement MARGINALISED by appearing inside brackets - this is the "Grade" I want them to see!!
Could it not be possible to include an option that gives you the option to display toSTUDENTS just the statement?
I am unsure why it works so well in the teacher Gradebook yet for individuals shows something different.
The inability to hide raw scores and just use the terms issuch a limiterformaking further use of the gradebook. I want to report back on Mastery and move the discussion away from Levels/Grades to progress, dialogic conversation and feed-forward.
If Canvas continues to be the product that makes teaching and learning easier (a heck of a strap-line) then how about including the FLEXIBILITYto make a choice on what we show. Assessment and Grading is an area in Canvas that still needs some attention and I wonder if it is more of a mindset than a technical issue.
Like quite a few things, Canvas goes some way to providing an answer. Its work on non-graded rubrics for example is very much to be welcomed - How do I use a non-scoring rubric to assess submissions in SpeedGrader? but once you assess students on these, where do you put the overall Mastery statement as "non-scoring rubrics are not used for grading." it would be great if we could combine non-scoring rubrics with Mastery and not have any points showing at all!
Having the options of hiding the raw scores would be such a POSITIVE first step!
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