I will be using Canvas for the first time this spring. My roster is full, but since the semester hasn’t started yet, no students have submitted essays! Yet I would really like to try Speed Grader and see how it works so that I can decide whether to have students submit paper copies, which has been my custom, or electronic copies. I write lots of comments on essays, so I need to decide whether Speed Grader gives me the flexibility I need in this regard.
So, does anyone know if I can make an artificial assignment, assign it only to Test Student, upload a sample essay for Test Student, and “grade” this essay using Speed Grader?