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Zero grades act like submissions

Question asked by Lori Campbell on Oct 23, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2018 by Kona Jones

I allow my students the entire week to submit assignments. When they fail to do so in the week an assignment is given, I put 0 in the grade book until they complete the assignment.

 

My question is does this automatically indicate to Canvas that there has been a submission? It seems that students have access to assignments that have a prerequisite assignment in front of it even though they haven't submitted it. 

 

In a related question, if they don't respond to a discussion board question, and they receive a 0, it seems that Canvas does not count their first submission as an assignment for me to grade. I just had a student who had to tell me that I had not graded his discussion board submission. Sure enough, he was assigned a 0 because it was late, so I was never notified he had a submission.

 

How can I fix either of these issues?

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