As an instructor, I can leave comments on individual items but I cannot leave an overall comment about the student's cumulative experience or performance. I am requesting an option to add a comment to accompany the final Course Grade for a student.
Add a new feature to the instructor's Gradebook to add/edit a comment for the overall course grade. Any comment added would display on the individual student's gradebook view.
Ideally, it would be available as a drop-down for the Course Grade (similar to "add/edit comment" for any gradebook item). The comment would appear at the top of the student's Gradebook view, below the overall Course Grade. It would only appear if a comment was added (if an instructor doesn't leave a comment, only the existing "Course Grade" line would display; don't leave extra, empty space or list a generic item like "No comment made" since that adds no value for either the student or the instructor; the comment should be purely optional).
This option would allow me to thank students on the official grade page for their participation or growth during a term, offer suggestions for continued learning or growth, or leave any other performance-related note that may clarify the grade or summarize the experience.
Thank you for considering this feature request.