I've gone through the Canvas guides, looked at the "Assignment" and "Grades" details - including SpeedGrader - and I remain stuck!
Students in my course are assigned to a semester-long small group project. One way I'm tracking progress is requiring - and grading (as "Complete/Incomplete") a weekly group Discussion Forum submission. Therefore, it shows up in Canvas under both "Discussions" and "Assignments." As an "Assignment," it is set up as a group assignment.
Only one member of a group is required to submit a post to the weekly Discussion Forum (any group members can submit, too).
I just went to SpeedGrader to grade the assignment. In SpeedGrader, only the individual student who submitted a post to the Group Discussion Forum is having their grade ("Complete"/"Incomplete") recorded.
I went back to this "Assignment" to see if I could edit it in a way that it was set up as a group assignment (which I had done!).
- First issue: because the Discussion is part of an Assignment, when I try and edit the Assignment (to be sure it's a Group assignment), Canvas defaults to the Discussion edit. Which is fine, but....
- Second issue: when I try and edit "Assign..." and go to the drop-down for "Assign to...," I find an incomplete list of groups and several individual students' names. Huh?
SUMMARY: My goal is to have 12 student groups contribute to weekly discussion forums that are graded as "Complete/Incomplete" with the grades for each Discussion being recorded by group - i.e., if a student is in Group A, and I assess Group A's Discussion as "Complete," I want all group members in Group A to have their grade recorded as "Complete."
Thanks for any assistance - Michael Maguire - firstname.lastname@example.org - Faculty Associate, UW-Madison (WI) School of Human Ecology