Buzz: Product Feedback
There absolutely may be a fix or better way to address this. I am not sure that having a way to 'not count' auto zeroes as an official 'attempt' is possible - but ideally, we should be able to have all assignments that get 'auto-zeroes' also get 'auto-retries'. Maybe that could be an additional option? That said, when I have a class with 25 students and I have to go through and assign zeroes (bc the auto zero feature is turned off - I have too many gradable Show Its), my method is to open up the particular assignment from the gradebook, then use the 'Batch Update" to quickly assign zeroes to all the unsubmitted lessons. The next part is the problem. When I want to quickly give retries to everyone, I will use Batch update to do it but I may have go through after sorting the grades, then click 10-20 boxes to indicate which students (with the zeroes to give retries to). Anyway to solve this? 1. What if we could click on one box then use the shift key to click on the box far above it and then all boxes in between would be selected? 2. What if there was simply a feature in the Batch update (just another option in the ALLOW RETRY tab that would be called simply "All Zeroes?" 3. To think WAY outside the box about the ease of grading, what if we were to just have checkboxes at the top of the each assignment column in the gradebook. Then we could have some of the same Batch Update Options there. THAT would be awesome (and potentially scary - I know). In other words though, when I would go through to grade a class for the week, I could simply check off all the lessons that I plan to give zeroes to then click the option to give 'Zeroes to all Unsubmitted". Then we could check all those colums for the lessons and give retries the same way I just mentioned (give retries to all scores with zeroes). If you could do that, the average teacher with 100 students could probably save 45 minutes to an hour a week. It would be huge!!! Thanks for all the great work you guys do!