Thursday, September 24, 2009

Anonymity through Silliness

Instructors at LCC are, of course, discouraged from posting grade lists that provide any chance of one student figuring out a classmate's grades.

We are also asked to avoid posting grades by student ID numbers. These are supposedly private but are often known by family members, which can be problematic if a family is divided.

My solution is to assign students random fake Harry Potter names, taken from this list, which I found from Chris Pound's page of many name generators.

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