I have an assignment where the submission is optional that is worth points. However, I have my gradebook set so that a student gets an automatic zero after the deadline so when a student does not optionally submit they are given a zero. I manually change this but until I am able to do so I get flooded with emails from my students. It would be nice if in addition to 'submission', 'no submission' there were a 'submission optional' option.
Hello there, @tmtoscano ...
Your question actually sounds like a good candidate for a Feature Idea here in the Canvas Community. Would you be willing to create a Feature Idea about this so that people could review and evaluate it to see if it is something they would also like to see implemented by Instructure? You can click on the PRODUCT menu from any screen here in the Community, and then select IDEA CONVERSATIONS. On the screen that appears, click on "Suggest an idea" to get started. Here are a few other documents that will help you along the way:
I hope this will help a bit. Let Community members know if you have any questions about this...thanks!