Different assessment grade/points formats
I have some course where assignments need to be recorded as Pass, Merit or Distinction (or fail!). It would be really helpful if we could customise the "grade" given to students as this isn't always a percentage or numerical score.
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Carlos Guzman commented
Some really great ideas in this thread. Thanks to Microsoft for listening and creating this platform to share how we do our jobs.
yes please, our assessments are marked as competent or not yet competent. Hundreds of schools in my country have to mark in the same way.
Simon Allison commented
now with chalkup, rubric's can become reality! exciting news
Agreed. In New Zealand for our senior high school assessments we need grades of N, A, M and E (not achieved, achieved, merit, excellence). I'd also like to give kids grades on a star scale instead of a number (on Moodle we could do this and kids worked hard for five stars - 5/5 is not quite the same).
Yes. This is especially important when using a rubric or schools using standards-based grading systems without point or percentage values! Beginning, Approaching, Meeting, Excelling for example.
Rubrics!!! We really need the ability to select from a set of possible grading factors and assign points/critieria which conform to a rubric.
Martin T commented
Assignments only in points?
How about criteria and rubrics?
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Sherri Williams commented
I agree with #2. I'd love to be able to choose the date the assignment is posted and the ability to have it posted on multiple days.
Alan Mathison commented
I second number two and especially four also. I assigned a project that takes weeks to complete because we do a little each day, but students had to scroll through the weeks to find it by due date.
Andrew Fitzgerald commented
Looks like the competition beat MS Teams to it :-(
Beard Todd commented
The ability to use fractions of a point is so important in all subjects but especially math and science and LA
Andrew Fitzgerald commented
This is so important. Teachers use rubrics! #HalfPointsMatter
If I grade something on a 5 point scale, I want to be able to issue a 4.5 or a 3.75 score to a student if needed. This obviously can be applied to any grading scale. If a student takes a math test and gets a half point, there should be a way to issue that half point. This was the same problem that Microsoft Classroom had and seems like it would be an easy fix.
Ditto on all of these, but I am particularly interested in numbers 2 and 4. Students need to be able to see what's coming up for the entire month, and teachers need the ability to control when assignments show up.
The assignment tab is a great addition to the desktop app, however, I feel it still has a way to go. Here are some ideas:
1. Be able to chose a grading type. For example, we use Pass, Merit Distinction.
2. Have a start dates as well as the deadline date.
3. We primarily use pdf files and the learners would need to be able to submit fairly large files.
4. Viewing the assignments would be a lot easier if it was a month view, as if in Outlook calendar. I think it is important that the outlook Calendar and Teams links together, especially from a teachers point of view.