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Day 02 - New Gradebook: Phase 1

TL;DR - Join the Focus Group, Contact CSM & give feedback. It looks awesome!!

New Gradebook: Phase 1

Deactivated user, Instructure

[NEED-TO-KNOW]

The major takeaways from this session were:

  • 0.5 behind feature flag now, call CSM
  • Change is hard & is really designed for those that are intrested and engaged to communicate back. Would not turn on for everyone yet.
  • Join the focus group by contacting your CSM

[ADDITIONAL INTEL]

Phase Details:

Phase 0.5 -

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Phase 1.0 -

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Phase 2.0 - 

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Once Phase 2.0 is complete the old Grade Book will be discontinued most likely Summer of 2018.

And here it is:

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Other Cool Stuff:

  • Cool filters by module, groups & all the other awesome filters.
  • Can add individual colors for late & missing assignments.
  • Can show/hide unpublished assignments.
  • Crosshair to know which cell you are in.
  • Sorting of names & columns.
  • Late policies automations.
  • No pop up modal for grading.
  • View persistence from how it was last displayed for you.
  • No more tool tips that will cover cell above/below.
  • Multiple Notes columns allowed.
  • There will be small changes to student view of Grades.
  • Grade Change History will be unlimited.
  • Extra Credit may be later Phase 2 or in iterations after.
  • Assignment group columns & Total column are drag & drop ordering.

If I missed anything or got it wrong, please let me know in the comments!!

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Adventurer

Thanks for this!  

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Explorer III

I wasn't able to attend this session. Very helpful!! Thanks!!

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Surveyor

I believe during the q&a (towards the end), it was mentioned that New Gradebook would no longer have the "treat ungraded as 0" option, which will probably eliminate a lot of confusion around what that option really does with the grades, passback to SIS, student view, etc.

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Surveyor

You had me at "Grade Change History will be unlimited"

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Although it does cause confusion, it can be a useful feature for some faculty.  But why worry about the future today.  

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Community Member

Had a quick chat with Christi at the end and she also confirmed 'muting by default' (or I think choosing to post grades manually or on fixed date) will likely be in later part of phase 1. Great news!

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Thanks for this post; I really like how you formatted your post as well. Helps in pinpointing the important parts.

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Wow, good I read this comment.  I actually highlight that feature to our professors as a useful tool- especially since our institution is implementing mid-semester grades for undergrad students.

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Community Member

You mention multiple notes columns allowed - i can only have one in new gradebook i am testing - is this development for later?

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