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What if grading for instructors

What if grading for instructors

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Currently instructors cannot create hypothetical scores for students like What-If scores. This would be very helpful as we get close to the end of the quarter to see if a student has the ability to reach a particular grade or not.

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Renee_Carney
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jordan
Instructure
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canvas_admin
Community Champion

Yes!   Otherwise, I have to go in and masquerade as the student!

kschneider25
Community Champion

This feature is so important when advising a student (we do not give masquerade abilities to our faculty)! Otherwise a student has to log into Canvas so that this feature can be used. 

michellemeazell
Community Contributor

This is a GREAT idea! 

awarmar
Community Participant

Thanks for sharing--This would be very helpful! ...though I might miss calculating it by hand Smiley Wink

e01166
New Member

This is a great idea. Students (and sometimes parents and counselors) often call to ask what a student needs to do to get a passing grade, or to earn an A or a B. It would be nice to be able to use the what-if grading feature on the teacher side. Actually, it would be helpful for me to be able to access it on the administrative side as well.

eabshire
New Member

Or, here's a thought, we can have the student figure it out with basic math.  They would find out what they need to pass along with sharpening their math skills.  Just a thought.

swright
New Member

To accomplish this, I just type the grade in to see who things changed and then erase it.

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

Ah,  @swright , but if you do that on the grade for an unmuted assignment, aren't you sending out a grade change notification--and then another one? Personally, I wouldn't see that as a viable workaround.

biray
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Renee_Carney
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kschneider25
Community Champion

It would be helpful if this screen didn't actually change the grade book (keeping with the what-if theory) for teachers so a banner displaying that everything is read-only would be very helpful.

cchambers
New Member

This would be a very helpful feature for advising students. I want to be able to show students what they can achieve based on different circumstances and help them make good decisions.

thompsli
Community Champion

I would find this extremely useful. I use weighted grade categories with dropped assignments in each category and it's definitely a multi-calculation process for me to see if so-and-so's grade would be likely to go up to a different letter grade if they came in to take the final (which replaces the lowest test score) and also turned in two more of the weekly problem-solving assignments.

I'm a math teacher and I can do the math just fine, but if I'm on the phone with a parent while I'm trying to do the math it certainly takes longer than being about to hit a "what if" button and get a screen where I can play with things directly in response to each of their questions and new proposed scenarios.  Also, I could then print that page and email it to the parent as a reminder of the "plan" if it were formatted in such a way as to make the "what if" parts clear.

bbennett2
Community Champion

This is already available in the student gradebook. If they're using Canvas to check their grades, why can't they look at a what-if grade for themselves?

mpedersen
New Member

This is true, but sometimes I have requests from others such as counselors, funding agencies, or parents. There are also times when I’m just curious. It is usually just past mid quarter; someone wants to know if they should even bother continuing in the course. The other thing I would like is to be able to do the “what if” with work that hasn’t been published yet.

Marcia

kari
Community Contributor

Could this idea be added to the student context card? 

mpedersen
New Member

I’ve not seen that feature. I checked it out, and it appears we do not have that feature enabled. I don’t see a what if in it, but I agree that it would be a good place for the feature.

Marcia

James
Community Champion

How do you see it fitting in there,  @kari ?

Do you mean making the actual what-if be on that context card or just a link to the what-if being on the card?