In Canvas, there are different options in anonymising assignments and feedback. To mark assignments in Canvas without identifying who submitted them, enable the option to Hide Student Names in Speedgrader. This is applied as a view-only, per-assignment basis.
In Speedgrader, a quick and easy way to leave feedback for your students is by adding text comments to the assignments. Now, you can export these comments as a single PDF file (per submission) by simply clicking on the download submission comments link from the Speedgrade sidebar.
The Final Grade Tool is used to finalise the students’ grades for your course at the end of the teaching term. Until now, grades for all assignments had to be unmuted to import the grades from the Canvas gradebook to the Final Grade Tool. With the 15 August 2018 release, grades will only need to be unmuted at the final stage, prior to submitting the grades to SSO.
In this Canvas release (August 4), students can manage to-do items for all their courses using a List View Dashboard option. In DocViewer, comment replies are stacked together and can be expanded to view the entire comment thread. Scheduler interface has improved functionality, allowing teachers and students to more intuitively view and manage appointment groups created for a course.
Until recently, the only way to check students’ assignments for plagiarism was to create a Turnitin (LTI) assignment. You now have the option of creating a Canvas online assignment with the Turnitin plagiarism framework enabled. Find out the advantages of using the plagiarism framework feature in Canvas.