Allow sites to have custom grading comments like: "Missing major assignment" or "Missing essay."
Allow the sites to manage which comments are available in the gradebook Scores By pages
It would be a GREAT idea to allow a special grade like NTI for "not turned in" or NS for "not submitted". If I leave the box blank, parents always ask me if their kids can still turn in late work. If I put a zero, parents see it as the student getting a zero score on an assignment that the student supposedly turned in. It does not register as missing assignment. NTI would be the best solution to this problem.
D McRae commented
The old Aeries allowed us to input "I" for incomplete and "NP" for not present and it would still count against the score. The current version of Aeries does not allow teachers to personalize it to match their grade books. Parents don't take the time to look at the comments and are inundating teachers with questions regarding the "whys" of a grade.