If a course is still active, and the box at the top of the grades page is unchecked (so that the total grade is shown), it will not show a grade that reflects what should have been turned in to date.
The current grade can be misleading b/c a student could have a great grade on one assignment with several missing, and the grade shown will just reflect that one good grade without factoring in the few that are missing.
I'd like a way to view a date-driven grade total rather than one based on all assignments. Is there a way to see set up grades so that unchecking the box will display a total grade based on assignments that are open to date?
Unchecking the box on the grades page works great at the end of a course b/c all assignments should have been turned in.
It is possible to turn on a missing policy that enters any score you set for all missing submissions. That will adjust over time as each new due date passes. If you give individual students a differentiated due date, the missing score will be entered for those students on their individual due date(s). You can also set a default score for individual assignments from the drop down menu of each assignment. (Just be careful not to check the box that overwrites existing scores.)