Anonymous Grading Feature

Anonymous Grading Feature

Canvas supports anonymous grading of assignments, quizzes, and papers.

Reduce implicit bias by using anonymous grading

 Canvas supports anonymous grading of assignments, quizzes, and papers.

You must first activate the Anonymous Grading setting at the course level. Be sure to change this setting in all courses where you plan to use this feature.

On the Course Navigation menu, click Settings [1]. Select the Feature Options tab [2] at the top and select the Anonymous Grading feature [3].

canvas anonymous grading feature enable in feature options

 

By default, all feature states are initially set to Disabled. To turn on any feature, click on the (x) in the State field and select Enabled in the drop-down menu. This will change the (x) to a (✔︎).

anonymous grading feature enabled

With Anonymous Grading enabled, you will now see Student 1, Student 2, etc., instead of student names when using SpeedGrader to grade an assignment, discussion, or quiz,

speedgrader anonymous student 1

 

You can also apply Anonymous Grading on an assignment by assignment basis.

Go to the assignment and open SpeedGrader to grade it. When in SpeedGrader, click on the gear icon [1] in the top left corner, then select Options [2].

A SpeedGrader options box opens; check the box to Hide student names in the SpeedGrader.

speedgrader options settings
speedgrader options hide student names in the speedgrader

You will now see Student 1, Student 2, etc., instead of student names.

speedgrader anonymous student list

 

For further assistance, UO Online & Canvas Support is available.

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  • Submit a Service Portal Ticket by clicking the Help button at the bottom of the Global Navigation Menu in Canvas