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Assigning Assessments/tests to all except absent students

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It seems that it would b every useful to teachers to have an assessment feature that allows them to quickly post an assessment for a class, but then have the option of unselecting students who are absent the day of the test.  Currently, I understand that students can be individually assigned, but to do that for all students at the start of every class it a huge waste of time.  

Maybe there is a way to do this and I just can't find it.

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    Claire de Lacy Official comment

    Hi Lou,

    I'm thrilled to announce that we’ve built a new way to differentiate instruction with assigned folders! This has been the Schoology Community's #1 request for a long time, so we greatly appreciate your patience while we worked to find the right solution. You asked, and we listened!

    Teachers can now individually assign folders to specific students and grading groups so that only the assignees can view the folder and its contents. Any materials added to the folder are automatically updated to be available to the assigned student(s).

    Additionally, this new workflow for individually assigning folders includes the ability to "Select All" student in a course section. This should reduce the clicks needed to exclude specific students, as you mentioned. For example, you can now assign the folder to all students except one who was absent.

    Learn more in our new article: Individually Assign Folders

    Best,

    Claire de Lacy
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

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    Claire de Lacy

    Hi Lou,

    Thank you for reaching out in the Schoology Community!

    In this case, you may wish to use the Exceptions tool in the gradebook to excuse the student from the Assessment. This way, the student is not penalized and their overall grade is not affected.

    You can find out more about Exceptions here: How do I use Exceptions in my Gradebook?

    I hope this helps!

    Best,

    Claire de Lacy
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

    Edited by Claire de Lacy
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