What does a black exclamation point in a gradebook column means? Here is an example of the ! icon appearing in the grade column for a single homework assignment:
This is caused by Turnitin. It is indicating that there was an error submitting to the similarity service.
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This comes directly from the guides:
The Black Warning Icon  notifies you that the final score does not include one of the assignment groups because the group has zero points possible (the warning will tell you which assignment group is affected). This icon only displays in the total column related to assignment group errors.
You can correct the assignment group warnings by making sure a weighted assignment group has an assignment worth more than zero points, or, if an assignment is supposed to have zero points, adding another assignment with more than zero points to the assignment group.
The Red Warning Icon  notifies you that the entered grade is not supported in the grading scheme. Canvas will also display an invalid grade warning message when an invalid grade is entered.
How do I use the icons and colors in the New Gradebook?
Thank you for your reply, but it doesn’t answer my question. My question is about the black exclamation point (!) icon appearing in the column for a single homework assignment, not in a total column for an assignment group. Please see the screenshot I attached to my original message.
I apologize, as I have actually never seen that exclamation icon anywhere other than in the Total column. I have done a little digging and have found that this same question was asked back in June and was unfortunately answered the same way. What is the black exclamation point in gradebook for?
Is there anything special about that specific assignment?
I have asked others about this icon and am awaiting a reply. As soon as I have it I will update you.
Hang Dinh, do you use a plagiarism checker such as Turnitin? You can get that explanation mark when Turnitin or another checker cannot get a score. Instead of displaying the color for the originality score, it displays what you are seeing.
Thanks, Nick! That makes sense. I used Turnitin for the homework for which the ! icon displays.
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