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I need to assign a student a 100/100 point score on an assignment that is a whole class assignment of 130 points.  Is that possible to do in the same assignment?

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Hi briggs.26@osu.edu‌ - I have to assume, just for the sake of clarification for both of us, that there's a reason you do not want to simply give the student 130/130.  (Perhaps you are using a strictly points-based gradebook rather than accrued percentages?)  While I could understand making it clear to the student by doing this, since the TOTAL is primarily a percentage-based grade, the bottom line is that this student will be getting 100%. 

But, rather than heading into dangerous waters for me (math!) to directly answer your question there is not a really good way to do this in the same assignment, alas.  But what you CAN do is duplicate that assignment (don't worry...it won't be published, by default), EDIT it, and then follow the instructions here:  How do I assign an assignment to an individual student?   The great thing with this very cool feature is that the other students are unaware that this is being done, as ONLY that student will see the assignment now.  HOWEVER, once you create that assignment you will have to EXCUSE the student from the original assignment, so that the original assignment does not count against him/her.  (Or you can just leave it at the default score of a dash...which is essentially the same thing, but this makes it more clear to the student...and to yourself.)  I'm not sure if you're using the current gradebook or the New Gradebook, but the way to excuse an assignment is the same in either one: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12938-4152386299 

I hope this helps a bit, Jane!  

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Hi briggs.26@osu.edu‌ - I have to assume, just for the sake of clarification for both of us, that there's a reason you do not want to simply give the student 130/130.  (Perhaps you are using a strictly points-based gradebook rather than accrued percentages?)  While I could understand making it clear to the student by doing this, since the TOTAL is primarily a percentage-based grade, the bottom line is that this student will be getting 100%. 

But, rather than heading into dangerous waters for me (math!) to directly answer your question there is not a really good way to do this in the same assignment, alas.  But what you CAN do is duplicate that assignment (don't worry...it won't be published, by default), EDIT it, and then follow the instructions here:  How do I assign an assignment to an individual student?   The great thing with this very cool feature is that the other students are unaware that this is being done, as ONLY that student will see the assignment now.  HOWEVER, once you create that assignment you will have to EXCUSE the student from the original assignment, so that the original assignment does not count against him/her.  (Or you can just leave it at the default score of a dash...which is essentially the same thing, but this makes it more clear to the student...and to yourself.)  I'm not sure if you're using the current gradebook or the New Gradebook, but the way to excuse an assignment is the same in either one: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12938-4152386299 

I hope this helps a bit, Jane!  

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Thank you, Ken. That is what I ended up doing. I used an EXCUSED for that assignment, provided the modified assignment to only that student who needed it and along with it the point total was modified as well. Her course grade percentage will not be affected as far as I can tell using these steps. Thank you for your help!

Jane E. Briggs, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Workforce Development and Education

College of Education and Human Ecology

A464 Physical Activity and Educational Services

305 Annie and John Glenn Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210

Office: 614-514-5805

Cell: 614-679-6936

Email: briggs.26@osu.edu<mailto:chacko.7@osu.edu>

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Yes, perfect. That is exactly what I did and her overall grade is correct.

Thank you!

Jane E. Briggs, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Workforce Development and Education

College of Education and Human Ecology

A464 Physical Activity and Educational Services

305 Annie and John Glenn Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210

Office: 614-514-5805

Cell: 614-679-6936

Email: briggs.26@osu.edu<mailto:chacko.7@osu.edu>

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