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Canvas gradebook showing missing assignments when not all students are required to turn in.

Question asked by Wendy Carlton on Jan 10, 2020

Hi, this situation keeps coming up, so I'm wondering if anyone has a work around:


  • Student assignment requires them to either attend a webinar or write a summary.
  • Assignment allows text entry for students who need to submit the summary.
  • Students who attend the webinar show missing assignment because they won't be submitting anything.
  • Assignments continue to show as "missing" in gradebook, and on the student side even after they receive points for attending.

This is a 100% online course so accepting assignments on paper is not an option.  I don't want to do it through email as that causes other issues. 


Any ideas?

Thank you!