We're happy to announce automatically graded assignments! This means you can now create assignments with multiple choice, checkbox, code area, and database questions without having to review each submission manually.
No extra work is necessary to take advantage of auto-gradable assignments. When you create an assignment that uses only auto-gradable questions, you will see a badge in the top right corner of the "Edit" page:
After your student's submit, you will see a new status after the due date has passed:
You can either grade your students work manually as you did before, or you can release grades instantly!
If you've previously used the "Auto Grade All" button to automatically move all students from "Needs Grading" to "Needs Release", you'll notice that it has been removed. This is because it's no longer necessary to change a student's status, now you can simply release grades directly, no extra action needed!