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On a group assignment, default grade is given to students whose groupmates have submitted?

Question asked by Erin Kiley on Nov 30, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2018 by Kona Jones

After an assignment's deadline but before grading, I use the "set default grade" option in the Gradebook to give zeros for missing assignments.

 

I recently discovered that when doing this for group assignments, a zero grade will be assigned to any individual who hasn't submitted on their group's behalf--even if someone else in their group has submitted.

 

Understandably, this typically makes all but one member of each group very nervous, and I find myself fielding e-mails to reassure students that I received their partner's submission.

 

Has anyone else seen this behavior with the "set default grade" function, used for group assignments?

 

Is there a way of automatically assigning zeros between the due date and whenever I start grading, without unjustly assigning zeros to all but the submitter for each group?

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