Even though the assignment settings are: to have the 'notify students' selected as 'yes', while in the marking area, some students have the drop down menu (yes/no) beside "Notify students" but others just have No (no drop down menu). I've checked through their profiles to see if there was any different but there doesn't seem to be and I'm at a loss as to why this is happening. See screen shot.
Is there a reason it is not possible to notify some students when their assignment has been marked?
We are having the same issue. If I find anything out I will come back and share.
I can't believe for us it was so simple.
If the assignment is hidden (either because the topic is hidden or the item is hidden/unavailable) then notify is set permanently to no.
I would assume that this would also be the case if the grade is hidden for individual students (check the gradebook)
Hope this is your issue too.
LOL! I just realized your post was a year ago. I hope you found an answer before now.