I just spoke with a faculty member who had exported her gradebook and was viewing in Excel. She was interested to know if she had made some setting somewhere that was causing (essentially) multiple columns of the same information. Of course, she knows she can delete the columns from the spreadsheet.
For example, even without assignment groups, she sees these 6 columns when 2 (highlighted) would be sufficient. I'm assuming with many assignment groups, this list would be 6x longer for each assignment group.
|Assignments Current Points||Assignments Final Points||Assignments Current Score||Assignments Unposted Current Score||Assignments Final Score||Assignments Unposted Final Score|
Then for final score/grade, these 6 columns when 2 would be sufficient:
|Current Points||Final Points||Current Score||Unposted Current Score||Final Score||Unposted Final Score|
And, one more set when a grading scheme is applied to the class:
|Current Grade||Unposted Current Grade||Final Grade||Unposted Final Grade|
Can someone please explain the source and purpose of the "unposted" columns? -- they are not "muted" in the gradebook.
Related to the "current" vs "final" columns, perhaps just a better sequence that groups the currents together and the finals together would be easier to read/interpret, etc.
[Edit to use proper terminology: assignment groups]