Anonymous Grading in Canvas

In anonymous grading, graders cannot identify students associated with each submission, which helps remove grading bias.

When creating an assignment, you can choose to set up an assignment with anonymous grading. Selecting the anonymous grading option hides student names from graders when they view assignment submissions in SpeedGrader.

If anonymous grading is not enabled as a feature option in your course, you can enable anonymous grading in SpeedGrader on a per-assignment basis at any time.

You can add annotations and comments in DocViewer when Anonymous Grading is enabled. If you want to use DocViewer tools and create anonymous comments in the submission, you can enable Anonymous Instructor Annotations in your assignment instead.

Notes:

  • Anonymous grading is a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
  • Anonymous grading can be enabled with moderated grading assignment options.
  • Anonymous assignments are automatically hidden. Grades for anonymous assignments, like other hidden assignments, are not displayed to students until the assignment grades are posted.
  • Posting grades for an anonymous assignment will remove anonymity from the assignment.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

To create an assignment with all assignment details at the same time, click the Add Assignment button.

Edit Assignment

  Edit Assignment

If you want to edit an existing assignment that has not yet received student submissions, click the name of the assignment.

Add Assignment Details

  Add Assignment Details

Add details to the assignment.

Select Anonymous Grading

Select Anonymous Grading

Click the Graders cannot view student names checkbox.

Note: If the moderated grading assignment option is also enabled, anonymous grading includes an additional option for graders to not view each other’s names.

Save Assignment

Save Assignment

If you want to notify users about any future assignment changes, click the Notify users that this content has changed checkbox [1]. Click the Save button [2].

 

Anonymous Instructor Annotations

Content creators can choose to anonymize instructor names in DocViewer-supported assignments. When the Anonymous Instructor Annotations option is enabled for an assignment, all annotations and comments made by instructors in SpeedGrader are anonymized. This option does not apply to annotations previously made to an assignment in SpeedGrader.

 

Note: Anonymous Instructor Annotations is not associated with the Anonymous Grading feature option and displays in all assignments. This option can be enabled by any content creator.

 

Anonymous Instructor Annotations option

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