I am overall pleased with the automatic late/missing deductions. However, there are times I do not want to count a specific student late because of an excused absence. I can see the late penalty when I am in SpeedGrader, but I can't do anything about it there. I literally write down a list of names who need the penalty removed and then have to make the changes through the grade book. I would love to have those same options available to me right from SpeedGrader.
I have the same question, and I can't even change it in the grade book as writing the unpenalized score in simply results in the score still being penalized. I've tried fixing it by adding "fudge" points equivalent to the deduction or hand inputting a score that has the missing points added on, but neither of these work. The student's grade keeps going back to the penalized score.
I'm having particular trouble with a graded survey (worth one point to every student who completes it). I assigned the point to each student via the "fudge" point, as each question on the survey was set to zero points. But going back later and adding 0.3 points to the penalized students "fudge" score isn't helping.