I don't understand why I see all of the assignments twice in the gradebook.
Are you asking as a teacher or as a student? I am going to guess teacher, just because you said "Gradebook".
I strongly suspect, since this was a problem for some of our faculty after we first migrated to Canvas way back when, that it is because you have duplicate assignments, and this is (or can be) very bad juju! This typically happens during a course copy.
Go to your Assignments Index, and verify whether or not your assignments have been duplicated - How do I use the Assignments Index Page?
If this has happened, the fix can be tedious; and if you have had students submit in both copies, it can be extremely tedious to fix. One thing about that tedium, you'll never make that mistake again:)
How we fix this..................
If students have submitted in both copies of an assignment, then you will have to clean that mess up, and that's where true tedium begins! I would start with the version with the least submissions.
I hope this helps, and don't beat yourself up, because this happens and it happens to the best.
Thank you. Yes-teacher. And Yes-course copy from a Blackboard download before we changed LMS. I have printed your instructions to avoid this issue in the future.
All, What happens if I just leave it alone for this class? There are already many assignment submissions. The weighted grade is correct for the students. So is there any harm leaving it alone?
Hi again, Linda !
I would have to look and see to know if there is "harm", but consider this...............
Each assignment's possible point value contributes to the course's total possible point value (doubles it actually). So if you are supposed to have a course with ten 10-point assignments for a total value of 100 points, your course instead has 20 ten-point assignments for a total of 200 possible points. In the single assignment scenario, when a student achieves 10 points on an assignment, they have achieved 10% of the total possible point for the course. But in the duplicated assignment scenario, the student has only achieved 5% of the total possible points. Bu the end of term, and student with a perfect score in all assignments will have only achieved 50%, and has failed the course. See what I mean about "bad juju"!
How to prevent this in the future:
I would suggest that you pick a student, any student, and carefully do the math - is their overall grade what it really should be? If not, then you need to engage in the tedious remediation process.
Good luck with this by the way. And keep in mind that you also have access to the Beta instance of your Canvas account where you will still be able to find individual submission score. But you have to act fast with Beta, because it is reset every three weeks.
Thanks again. I think it is fine. The assignments are only being submitted once. What I viewed as double assignments is actually just showing the weighted % for each assignment.
Linda Hardy, PhD, RN, CNE, CTN-A
Associate Professor of Nursing
MSN Program Director
Nebraska Wesleyan University
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(PhD Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado; CNE=Certified Nurse Educator-National League for Nursing; CTN-A=Certified Transcultural Nurse-Advanced-Transcultural Nursing Society)
Woo hooo, Linda you dodged that bullet!
I mean that quite sincerely - it would have been a lot of work to remediate - I know because we had to do it for several of our faculty.
Smooth sailing for the rest of your term!
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