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mboyle2
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Muting by Assignment Group

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Is it possible to mute an entire assignment group with just one click? Right now, it seems like if an instructor wants to mute 4 - 5 assignments within a single group for grading, they have to mute them all individually.

For instance, if an instructor has an assignment group devoted to a final essay project, they might have 4 - 6 scaffolded assignments involved in the final grade -- e.g. 1) Topic selection, 2) outline, 3) rough draft, 4) annotated bibliography, 5) peer review, and 6) final copy. It seems a little painstaking for them to go into each individual assignment to mute them while inputting grades.

Of course, I know that the purpose of scaffolding grades involves timely feedback, so ideally the instructor would be providing grades for each new step in this process. I agree that it's not the best option to input all their grades at one time. Just the same, I thought I'd ask if anything related to this type of functionality exists.

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Stefanie
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 @mboyle2 , at the moment, the type of functionality you've described--muting a group of assignments in a single click--does not exist in Canvas. I've seen some feature ideas related to changing how the muting feature works, such as , which is in the Under Consideration stage, and and , which are currently open for voting.

For what it's worth, I always mute all of the assignments in my Gradebook at the beginning of the semester, and then unmute each one after I've finished grading it and am ready to release grades and comments. It's actually not all that tedious; muting the Gradebook is just one of the many items on my start-of-semester checklist.

The feature ideas process is on hold at the moment, as described in Changes Coming to Canvas Community Feature Ideas​, but you might want to write this up and submit it for consideration when the process resumes in a new iteration.

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Stefanie
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Community Team

 @mboyle2 , at the moment, the type of functionality you've described--muting a group of assignments in a single click--does not exist in Canvas. I've seen some feature ideas related to changing how the muting feature works, such as , which is in the Under Consideration stage, and and , which are currently open for voting.

For what it's worth, I always mute all of the assignments in my Gradebook at the beginning of the semester, and then unmute each one after I've finished grading it and am ready to release grades and comments. It's actually not all that tedious; muting the Gradebook is just one of the many items on my start-of-semester checklist.

The feature ideas process is on hold at the moment, as described in Changes Coming to Canvas Community Feature Ideas​, but you might want to write this up and submit it for consideration when the process resumes in a new iteration.

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