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Anonymous comment authors are exposed upon rubric assessment

Anonymous comment authors are exposed upon rubric assessment

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When anonymous grading has been enabled on an assignment and contains a rubric, submitting a rubric assessment via speedgrader reveals who authored the anonymous comments left by the student.

Expected Behavior

Don’t expose submissions comment authors on rubric assessment


No workaround exists at this time.

Steps to Reproduce


Prerequisties: Have a published course with students and teacher enrolled.
Enable the Anonymous grading feature flag.

  1. Create an assignment

  2. Enable anonymous grading

  3. Add a rubric to the assignment

  4. As a student submit to the assignment and leave a comment

  5. As a teacher go to Speedgrader

  6. Notice the comment and that it is anonymous

  7. Use the rubric and give a rating, then save

  8. Notice that the comment shows the users name under the comment and profile pic

  9. Refresh the page and it is back to anonymous


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