How do I restore categories, containing assignments that have been completed by students and graded, that were accidentally deleted?
Hi Marla James - If by "category" you mean Assignment Group, then I may have mostly good news for you. I just tried this on a sample class and the undocumented "undelete" trick will work here to a certain extent. If you're not sure what I mean by the "undelete" trick, you can read all about it here: https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/admins/blog/2015/04/22/undeleting-things-in-canvas . Even though that post was written several years ago, it is still 100% valid. It is a wonderful tool.
Now, the good news is that your deleted assignments should be there, and even the deleted assignment group will be there, as well. Be sure to scan through the entire page of results, as I've found the ordering to be somewhat unpredictable. Once the assignments are undeleted the grades will be restored.
The bit of bad news is that my experiment just now found that the assignments will not necessarily be restored to the correct assignment group. However, that may be because I restored the assignments first and then the assignment group, which was probably the bad way to do it. MAYBE if you restore the assignment group first and then the assignments, they could get restored to the correct group. Again, I didn't do it in that order so I can't say for sure.
But the overall good news is that all should not be lost. One caveat: Discussions may be difficult to restore. If any of the missing assignments were Discussions, you may have to call in Canvas support via HELP>>REPORT A PROBLEM. Hope this helps, Marla.
I applied this fix, and it worked. Fortunately, my assignments were even restored to the correct categories. Thank you for your response:)
Brookdale Community College
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