I am not sure how to create an extra credit assignment in the new grade book. Do I put in a zero value, then override it with a point value when the student completes the work?
Below are a few links to ways to handle extra credit:
How do I give extra credit in a course?
Extra credit using weighted assignment groups.Creating an Extra Credit Quiz
Hello there, Donna Schuh...
I have been reviewing older questions here in the Canvas Community, and I came across your question. I wanted to check in with you because we have not heard back from you since you first posted this question on January 25, 2018. It looks like Robbie Grant replied to you later that day, but he may have given you some links that relate to the current Gradebook and not the New Gradebook. In looking through the New Gradebook Users Group and the New Gradebook Guide - Table of Contents, I wasn't able to find anything in any Guides. However, I did find this question that was answered by Erin Hallmark: I want to add extra credit not publish it until the end of the semester. It appears that extra credit currently isn't a function of the New Gradebook.
Since we've not heard from you for almost four months, I am going to mark your question as "Assumed Answered", but that won't prevent you or others from posting additional questions and/or comments below that are related to this question. I hope that's alright with you, Donna. Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.
Hello Chris Hofer ,
Something interesting (and potentially exciting) just happened in my Gradebook. But I am in a bit of a 'too good to be true' state at the moment. So I wonder if you had any insight? I am using the 'classic' (not new) Gradebook.
I created an extra credit Discussion worth 10 points. Students submitted the assignment and I entered their grades using Speedgrader. I then exported and saved their grades in a csv file (just in case), expecting to see the 'needs grading' icons in that assignment column once I edited the assignment to be worth 0 points. I went into the assignment and changed the 'worth 10 points' to 0 points. When I did, I received a message (in red) indicating that I would need to regrade. I went back to my Gradebook, expecting to need to regrade (to go through Speedgrader, scroll down to the bottom for every graded assignment, and click on 'update scores'). BUT I didn't have to!! The grades are all still there - and the top of that column indicates that the scores are indeed 'out of 0 points'. Yay! I even refreshed the page several times, waited 10 minutes and refreshed again. The scores are all still there
Is this something new? The system (with that red message) seems to think regrading would be necessary. I don't often use discussions for extra credit (more often it is quizzes). I guess I am hoping that something new is in the works - that we will soon be able to change assignments (including quizzes) to extra credit without having to jump through all those hoops that usually come with it.
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