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J_Levin
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How do I remove ungraded assignments from the gradebook?

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For discussion assignments, I set up an ungraded assignment for the initial post so that it has a due date listed in the syllabus and calendar separately from the due date for the complete, graded assignment. In the past, the ungraded initial post has never shown up in the gradebook, but this semester, it's there, and I don't know how to get rid of it without deleting the assignment. I don't want ungraded assignments cluttering up the gradebook. Is there a way to remove it?

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J_Levin
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I figured it out! I have to set it as "no submission" and "not graded."

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Hi @J_Levin 

I use a simpler solution for my two-part discussions, I manually add the initial due date to the Calendar. No messing with extra assignments. The problem with those extra assignments is that they become a linked entry in the course Calendar, which means that when a student clicks on the entry, it takes them to the assignment, except you don't want them going to the assignment at all, you just want to remind them about the first discussion post that is due.

I hope this helps,

Kelley

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bowmanr
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@J_Levin -

Interesting that you were not seeing them before, and now you do.

Do students submit to this ungraded assignment?  Do you need to keep the assignment around after the usefulness of having it is gone?  The only thing I could think of would be to unpublish it and then in the view for the gradebook select to not show unpublished assignments.  However, doing all that is more work than just deleting it and unpublish won't work if there are submissions.  

edit: A partial solution (depending on how your view option for the gradebook is set - the following works for default mode).  create an assignment group and make it the last group in your assignment list.  put all your ungraded assignments in it.  Then in default view mode they are the last columns that show.

J_Levin
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They're not supposed to submit to the ungraded assignment but rather to the discussion forum. The ungraded assignment is really just a reminder to them to do the initial post for the discussion. Even when I changed the settings to "no submission," the ungraded assignment still shows up in the gradebook. Unpublishing it would defeat the purpose: students need to see it.

Thanks for the suggestion t do an ungraded assignment group--that might be the best I can do.

J_Levin
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This leads me to another question: how do I arrange the gradebook by assignment groups? I don't see that as an option.

J_Levin
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I figured it out! I have to set it as "no submission" and "not graded."

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@J_Levin 

glad you figured it out.

To have the gradebook sort by assignment group, just select the view drop down and the arrange by default order.  They should probably list it as
"assignment group (default) "  instead of what they have.

I was looking into a display issue and found that information in the canvas guide:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-arrange-columns-in-the-Gradebook/ta-p/1...

the line you want is just before Arrange by Assignment Name.  The line talking about default should have its own major heading so that you don't miss it.

Hi @J_Levin 

I use a simpler solution for my two-part discussions, I manually add the initial due date to the Calendar. No messing with extra assignments. The problem with those extra assignments is that they become a linked entry in the course Calendar, which means that when a student clicks on the entry, it takes them to the assignment, except you don't want them going to the assignment at all, you just want to remind them about the first discussion post that is due.

I hope this helps,

Kelley

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