Sometimes teachers want to score and comment on student submissions without it affecting the students' final course grade. Here are several suggestions for do that:
Journal Item Type
Adding a Journal to a course allows students to submit text (including links to Google docs) and allows the teacher to comment on what the student submitted. The Journal allows for a back and forth conversation without requiring a score be assigned. Teachers can create a individual journal for each assignment/task or use a single journal for multiple tasks. To learn more about the Journal item type, click here.
Advanced Gradebook Settings
The Advanced gradebook settings panel on the Settings tab of an assignment allows teachers to:
- Hide assignment scores until a specified date
- Include or exclude assignment scores from the courses final grade
Note: If you do not see the Advanced Gradebook Settings panel, it may have been turned off in your domain. Please contact your school's Echo Administrator to make these features available.