New Quizzes Grading Indication

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New Quizzes Grading

New Quizzes allows mixed question formats which could result in some questions being auto graded and some needing manual grading. In the grade book, using Speedgrader, there is no indicator of what is fully graded and what is not unless you use the moderator on each student and view the attempts. Our idea was to have the Green check mark for fully graded quizzes, a Yellow dot for partially graded and a Red dot for ungraded that shows in the  Student Drop down list where you can currently see the Green check mark. Instructors often have to step away and it would a benefit if they can quickly see where they left off and return to grading. 

41 Comments
dhulsey
Community Champion

Quizzes that need review should absolutely be indicated in the gradebook and should appear on the instructor's to do list. The absences are a major departure from the basic design language of Canvas that all other items needing review use. I can't imagine deploying new quizzes on a large scale without this being addressed; it would cause mass confusion among faculty and students. 

younjin_yang
New Member

This is a must. 

Pls help me,  I don't want to go over every single students' essay questions to find out if she/he ever submitted the quiz. 

THANKS MUCH~

 

sbridge
Community Participant

Has there been any progress or movement on this issue?  It's been in discussions for almost 2 years now and is a HUGE issue for instructors.  CANVAS, do you hear us?

andrew_holmes
Community Member

@KRISTAGIBBONS Looks like there are a couple of other threads!  

Totally agree.  I have actually missed assignments and quizzes to grade because students took them at the end of the grading window and I had no clue about their submissions! 

LoriePhalen
New Member

This change needs to be a priority.  The speed grader is not speedy by any means.  Negotiating between the grade book trying to determine if the assessment is graded or not graded is hugely time-consuming.  The To-Do list needs to be put back onto the Dashboard for direct access to assignments and assessments submitted.

RobinNielson
New Member

PLEASE - reinstate the icon that shows manual grading is required.  PLEASE. 

In the old format, when a test was given with mixed question types, e.g. multiple choice, matching, and ESSAY, there was a little rocket icon that indicated a part or all of the quiz needed to be graded manually. This was super helpful during grading since it could be seen at-a-glance what grading needed to be done.

That notification feature is NOT in the new 'upgraded' quiz version of Canvas.  Instead, the scores earned for the multiple-choice/matching questions are auto-loaded in the grade column BEFORE the essay portions are graded manually - there is no indicator that the score is incomplete and that manual grading needs to take place.  THIS MAKES GRADING VERY DIFFICULT because  EACH AND EVERY QUIZ that has any manual grading MUST BE OPENED AND REVIEWED FOR ORIGINAL GRADING and REGRADING.  The only way to see if something needs manual grading is to OPEN THE QUIZ and look for "The following questions need review" notice at the top of the quiz.  While this may not be much of a burden for some subjects (though still an annoyance), it is a HUGE problem for English teachers.  More so when you consider that some English teachers have up to 200 students, and we MUST include essay sections to check for understanding.  Without a notification icon, this means grading checks have to be manually done for EVERY quiz to make sure students have not retaken or have not been missed during the initial grading.  This also means, to be fair and honest with students for their efforts, we have to DO IT AGAIN for EVERY assignment/quiz AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER to be accurate in our grading.  Do you have any idea how much time that takes? 

PLEASE - reinstate the icon that shows manual grading is required.  PLEASE. 

 

rexj
Community Participant

Please implement this. Adding the color markers will make things more straightforward for teachers. 

Fernsy
Community Participant

The current workload of having to check each submission in gradebook to see if marked is far too time consuming.

When teaching across multiple courses with many students this would make keeping track of what students have completed a very simple task. A brilliant idea! 

ljohnson2
New Member

Canvas used to have an icon that would appear in the grade book to indicate that a quiz had a question that needs to be manually graded. Now instead there is a grade shown. This means that I need to go through EVERY quiz to determine which students I still need to grade. This become a huge hassle when students submit after I have graded the assignment. So what I am is asking is for the grade book to show an icon instead of a final grade for any quiz that has a manually graded question. Because the quiz isn't graded completely. I am wasting too much time going through submission I have already graded to find the needle in the hay of quizzes. Please fix this.

dhulsey
Community Champion

Here is an interesting thing: I have an exam with one essay question in New Quizzes. When students submit, it shows up as a zero in the gradebook, and I forgot to set the final to manual release. The first student who submits freaks out about the zero, so I go into the gradebook and delete the zero until I can grade it. When I deleted the zero, the exam showed up on my to do list. This suggests that there is a way to get the new quizzes on the instructor to do list because I can do it myself by hand. 🤷‍ I love Canvas, but it is way past time to fix some of the problems with New Quizzes like this one and the fact that quizzes are not copying when I copy a class for the new term. 

ErikWard
New Member

The colors are fine... ANYTHING is better than what we have now

ian_konen
Community Member

I held off switching to new quizzes for as long as possible because of this bug, but unfortunately, time is running out. There are some genuine improvements in new quizzes, but it is inexcusable to start moving everybody away from old quizzes before this is fixed.

ian_konen
Community Member

Tip for those of us with larger classes:

Download your gradebook before you start any manual grading, then download it again when you think you are done, and compare the scores. No difference means either a 0 on the manual grading portions or ungraded. In my case, (worked out calculations uploaded as an image) actual 0's are pretty rare except for students who just skip the problem, but even with legitamate 0's mixed in, it's helps to narrow down the search list to check for overlooked grading.

If you have more than one manual grade problem, you'd probably want to download and compare between grading each problem.

 

DrCMStark
New Member

Great idea - there needs to be some way for the faculty member to know the status of the assignment. 

KristinL
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: On Beta
  Comments from Instructure

 

For more information, please read through the Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-06-22) 

KristinL
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Completed
Comments from Instructure

 

For more information, please read through the Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-06-22)

hesspe
Community Champion

@KristinL  I would call this a partial fix.  It shows the student their quiz grade with ungraded essay responses given 0 points.  Not terribly reassuring to the student.  Classic quizzes shows no grade.cq.png

 
 

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dhulsey
Community Champion

@KristinL I am also having problems seeing this as completed. The partial solution in the release notes is not going to do anything to reduce the number of inbox messages I received before I've even graded. 😀

KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

Hi @dhulsey and @hesspe -- I'll connect with our Release Specialist and Product Team to verify. Thank you for commenting and bringing this to our attention. 

HeatherAhern
Community Team
Community Team

Hi @hesspe  Thank you for your screenshot. I reached out to our product team and they attempted to replicate the behavior you have shared, but we were not able to experience the same behavior. The icon indicator is not intended to show any score, only that a grade is needed. When the New Quiz has been graded, then a grade will appear to replace the icon. We recommend reaching out to support so that we can gather more information from you and investigate further.

Hi @dhulsey  The icon indicator will not necessarily reduce the notifications, but share that the New Quiz has not yet been graded so users are not seeing a partial score as in the past.

If you have any additional questions, please @mention me so I can follow-up easily. I’d be happy to collaborate further.