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  2. SAK-43288

Gradebook release and statistics settings don't adequately convey their dependence on one another

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      In a site with an instructor and at least one student:

      1. As instructor, click into the Gradebook Settings.
      2. In the Grade Release Rules section, make sure that you have not selected to display gradebook items to student nor have you selected to display final course grade to students. 
      3. Under the Statistics section, DO select to display assignment statistics and DO select to display course grade statistics to students.
      4. Click Save Changes.
      5. Click the Grades tab and click Add Gradebook Item. Name it, make it worth 10 points. (Whether the boxed for "release item to students" or "include in course grade" are checked or not is actually irrelevent*). Click Create.
      6. Enter a grade for your student(s). 
      7. Log out.
      8. Log in as the student.
      9. Check the gradebook. You will not see any grade items, and you will not see any statistics for the grade item. 
      10. Check the Course Grade column. You will not see the course grade, nor will you see statistics for the course grade.
      • The settings selected in the gradebook Settings section silently overrides any decisions made on an item-to-item basis. 

       

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      In a site with an instructor and at least one student: As instructor, click into the Gradebook Settings . In the Grade Release Rules section, make sure that you have not selected to display gradebook items to student nor have you selected to display final course grade to students.  Under the Statistics section, DO select to display assignment statistics and DO select to display course grade statistics to students. Click Save Changes . Click the Grades tab and click Add Gradebook Item . Name it, make it worth 10 points. (Whether the boxed for "release item to students" or "include in course grade" are checked or not is actually irrelevent*). Click Create . Enter a grade for your student(s).  Log out. Log in as the student. Check the gradebook. You will not see any grade items, and you will not see any statistics for the grade item.  Check the Course Grade column. You will not see the course grade, nor will you see statistics for the course grade. The settings selected in the gradebook Settings  section silently overrides any decisions made on an item-to-item basis.   

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      I have noticed that it's possible to select 'Display assignment statistics to students' in a gradebook where you have not also selected "Display released Gradebook items to students."

      The same is true of the "Display course grade statistics to students" where the "Display final course grade to students" is not also selected. I think this is confusing to instructors who may not understand their dependency or simply missed a step.

      When you do select to display stats for a grade that is not visible to students, of course, they don't see anything at all - if they can't see the grade item, they won't see the statistics icon, either.

      I propose two possible solutions (although I'm sure there are more):

      either (1) present a message upon saving that explains "Statistics will not be visible to students until the grade item is set to displayed from the Grade Release Rules." or (2) we place some text within the Statistics section explaining that students won't see the statistics if the items are not visible to them.

       

       

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