It would be great if there was a way to sort the "Needs Grading" assignments by work that is submitted late.
Hi, Dave. Could you give me a little more detail about how the instructor uses the Needs Grading area, please? Do they want to separate late work because they penalize the students for submitting late? Is it just for their awareness? I'd like to hear more about why or what they do with this information. Thank you!
Most instructors penalize students for submitting assignments late. They would like some way to sort the assignments that were submitted late to make grading easier. Currently, we can sort by assignment, assignment type, submission date, and student, but we are not able to sort based on if the assignment was submitted late (after due date) or not.
A way it may be implemented in Learn could be through smartviews (and this smartview could be added in the university's default template).
Either in smartview : type of view = Category and status and there at the bottom dropdown with different statuses we'd have "late" (now we have completed, in progress, needs grading, etc...)
Or, even better, we'd use Type of view = custom and in the criteria options where now regarding assignments there is only "grade" it would be great if there would be also "submission date". This would actually expand the usecases, so for example the Professors could give extra points to those who submitted early on for example, or give different penalties depending on how late they were. He could also have smartviews to download only submissions of students who submitted since the last time he exported the submissions for example, instead of having all of it everytime. (a lot of professors like to download the package to work on it offline, in the train or plane etc ...)
I think late submissions having an icon, or different colour cell would also be great.
The problem with late submissions is that its click heavy trying to track who is late, thier is no top level overview of late submissions and no ability to report on a users grabeable content per course.
I like Yolene ORS idea of a smart view however having something visible in the GC would be mega useful as creating smart views can be problematic depending on scale.
One way to implement smatviews at scale is to create default smartviews in a Template course (even if you may choose to have an empty template) and then create the courses for the year from that Template. It does bring some challenges, like the fact that you need to design the template ahead, and can't decide during the semester to add a new smartview for all courses.
Indeed right know the color formatting doesn't have "late" as a possible criteria, maybe it would be simple to implement this there (currently there is in progress, needs grading, exempt).
When you go to "needs grading" there is a clear indication for those who are late (a label next to the submission date) , but not in the grade center itself.
I would like to see the "needs grading icon" in yellow change to a "needs grading icon" in red to indicate that this is a late submission.
I advise people to go to the Grade History and look at what was submitted after the deadline but this is the only overview way I can see to do this without going into each entry.
Was dealing with a department only last week - they had the in context help turned off which removed a sentence under the Assignment Due Date which says that it "will allow late submissions which will be marked as late". They didn't know this happened until they saw someone's screen with in context help turned on. So then they said they wouldn't look for it as they didn't know it allowed late submissions and saw no top level evidence on this. The process of late submissions needs to be more transparent at the top level of the grade centre.
Julie Mulvey did you see the "needs grading" view ? It's not directly in the grade center but it's still much more practical than Grade History, to see who's late. It add a little tag next to submission date. Here is a screenshot :
On the topic of understanding that they're by default allowing late submission, I agree with you most professors don't realize this and that the only way to not allow late submission is to play with availability dates. I'd suggest you post an "idea" (distinct from this one) to for example add a check box under the due date saying "Don't allow late submissions" (then lobby for this idea here )
I hadn’t seen this option – Needs Grading isn’t as widely used. A good tip though thanks for that. Will raise this in the ideas exchange about a checkbox to allow late submissions. Still think that the incontext help shouldn’t remove very important settings though.
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