Here is a story that happened today during teacher checkout. In our grading system you have to name to your final exam FINAL, in all caps, for it to be recognized by the system. I don’t feel this is too much ask but apparently I am mistaken. I think it is important to note that we have had this particular grading program for 5 years now and have discussed the misnaming of the Final Exam in depth. Incredibly, it has little to no effect.
Teacher: How come my Final exams did not show up on my grade verification sheets?
IT Guy: Did you name the Final Exam column “FINAL”
Teacher: Yep, I did them all the same and it showed up on my other classes.
IT Guy: Fine, I’ll look………………here is the problem. Despite you adamently defending the fact that you put FINAL in all your columns this one clearly says EXAM. Why did you decide to do one different than the other?
Teacher: I don’t think I did. Not sure how that happened.
IT Guy: Incredible.
Teacher: Do you want me to redo it?
IT Guy: No, I want to do all your grades myself because you haven’t learned how this program works in the HALF A DECADE we have used it.