New Quizzes on the To Do List

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New Quizzes on the To Do List 


We recognize that there has been much to be desired when New Quizzes aren't completely auto graded. This causes teachers to feel frustrated when they need to remember to constantly check to see if students have submitted a quiz for grading. We also understand that teachers are worried they will forget to grade a quiz in a timely manner and in turn inadvertently frustrate students. 

There is already too much mental administrative burden in teaching and we plan to remove this additional pressure soon. Now available, New Quizzes requiring manual grading by teachers will appear on the To Do list. These changes will also bring the user experience of grading New Quizzes in line with that of Classic Quizzes. 


Scenario: A teacher includes a quiz with auto graded questions (such as multiple choice, drop down or true false..etc.) as well as a section which requires a teacher to manually review and supply a score (essay or short answer.)

The Problem: Historically, these would appear the same as the auto graded quizzes, even though the teacher still needed to score some questions. It was problematic because teachers didn’t see that they needed to do more grading and students would be made aware of a grade even though it wasn’t complete. Sometimes those grades would seem upsetting and teachers would soon hear from students or sometimes parents. 


Upcoming Feature Description

To Do List and Recent Feedback for Manually Graded New Quizzes

We’ve made a change so that as soon as a student submits a quiz which requires a teacher to do any manual grading (essay or short answer) it will appear in the teacher’s To Do list. This change will also prevent students seeing quizzes as “graded” prematurely. New Quizzes will not appear in the student’s recent feedback list until after the teacher completes the manual grading. 

As soon as a teacher clicks to “Updates Scores” in Speedgrader, then Canvas will see the quiz as completely graded and move from the teacher’s To do list and will be displayed in the student’s recent feedback.