Feature Ideas

Missing notification to students


The Missing flag is good, but if a student doesn't look at their grade report, they don't see it. Things that are Missing should go into the Overdue section of the course feed on the right hand side so that kids know they are Missing. Also, when kids turn in something that was Missing, it does not send notification to the teacher to grade it. Perhaps there could be some settings around the Missing flag that teachers could set to their preference, as some teachers may not issue the Missing flag unless students cannot submit the work late, while others may want to use the Missing flag as a notice to students that they should turn things in late.



  • 40
    Paul Schlangen

    This is a much-needed feature! Items marked as missing should also show up in the "Overdue" section. 

    For schools using the grade sync (we use Skyward), it's important to be able to mark assignments as missing and have them populate to Skyward because a list of all missing assignments can be generated there (see this feature request for adding that feature to Schoology). 

  • 8
    Philip Pulley Ed.D.

    This is also true for those of us whose SISs don't sync with Schoology. Our students don't look at the gradebook in Schoology, the go straight to Lumen.

  • 15
    Amanda Christiansen

    Yes! This is huge for our district. We use the Missing feature to basically alert the students that you have something that is missing and it will get a grade reduction so HURRY and get your work turned in. The extra feature needed for this to also show up under the overdue section and to send a notification to the teacher when a missing assignment is turned in is necessary. I don't have time to go through the grade book on Schoology to see if a student finally turned in their missing assignment amongst all the classes, students, and assignments I have. I have resorted to the students having to either send me a message on Schoology telling me what assignment they turned in that was missing and what class it is for or I have 1/3 sheet of orange paper that if they can't send me a message they have to fill out the sheet and give it to me so that I have a note of it because we all get busy and forget if a student tells us sometime during the class period or in the hallway that they turned in two of their 10 missing assignments. 

  • 4
    Susan Speirs

    Thank you for pointing this out! We are just starting to use Schoology in our District this year!

  • 8
    Kelita Gehres

    Yes, yes, yes! Our teachers tend to put the missing and 0s in PowerSchool instead of Schoology so they still get the notification when one of these assignments are submitted late. However, that causes all kinds of issues with syncing and it gives an inflated final grade in Schoology with the accurate grade being in PowerSchool.  Overall, a mess! Fixing this issue and having notifications show when assignments are submitted after using the Missing exemption AND leaving those assignments on the student's overdue list would be a tremendous help in resolving a number of issues!

  • 2
    Mr. Stanerson

    I would also like to suggest, as it was suggested earlier, that the missing work for students be collected and tallied for students.  Often, students focus on their missing work as a way to manage their workload.  Please consider adding a way for teachers and students to quickly see all their missing assignments.  Similar to the Reminders section on a teacher's course page.  Thanks!

  • 3
    Sean Frazier

    Hopefully, someone will see this an start working on it, since it has been an issue for 3 years!

    Also, some sort of notification the student has turned in the work would be nice, so that as a teacher it is easy to find and grade!

  • 0
    Paige Junge

    Either syncing assignment flags (as PowerSchool calls them) or somehow allowing us to override the Schoology data in Powerschool would be wonderful!

    I use 0 two different ways in my classes: 1) an assignment was completed but didn't receive any points; 2) an assignment is missing and is being recorded as no points. I use a lot of 1-point rubrics and criteria when grading formative assessments so receiving a 0/1 is not uncommon.
    That missing flag is CRUCIAL for students to be able to see the difference. 

    I understand that it may be an API issue and not really fixable, in which case, does anyone have a workaround?

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