When an assignment is set to be anonymous, the students' names are replaced with a randomized key. It would be beneficial if this key was visible to students.
This would be useful for two main reasons:
- It would be possible for the student to include this key in their uploaded document. This is beneficial to teachers when grading, for teachers who prefer to download files and grade in batches, or if they choose to print assignments for grading. Without any identification in the file itself, it is harder for the teacher to ensure they are actually grading the right submissions in Itslearning afterwards.
- It is sometimes necessary for the administration to trace assignment activities to a certain student, f.ex. in the case of suspected plagiarism, if the student wishes to complain about their grade, or when checking that the student has qualified for exams/further courses. If the students themselves cannot find out which key they have, they cannot get help from the administration to resolve such issues.
It could be solved by simply displaying the key to students alongside the other core information in the assignment.
An alternative, which would solve pt. 1 primarily, is if Itslearning automatically adds the key to the assignment when uploaded. This would ensure that the assignment file is tracable (but not to identity) for the teacher, whilst guaranteeing that the key is not distributed in error by the student. This would still not solve pt. 2.