In some cases, it might be beneficial to be able to give a peer review assignment to a student to respond to, even though the student has not submitted an assignment his/herself.
Hello Svein Harald Kleivane,
Thank you for submitting this feature idea. I wanted to bring your attention to a similar but not identical idea which is currently in Cold Storage - Automatically assign peer reviews to unsubmitted assignments.
Hello Scott Dennis,
Thanks for your reply and the link to the similar case. We're kind of new to how feature ideas are handled, so could you please explain what it actually means when an idea is put in cold storage? Will it ever be hot again? And how does it end up cold? I guess it is documented somewhere, but could not find it immidiately. Sorry for my lazyness...
Those are all good questions. I think the document you are looking for is probably How does the feature idea process work?
To answer your question more directly, we periodically move all ideas that are not 'hot' to cold storage because we receive many many ideas and we want to try to keep it less overwhelming for those who follow the process by putting ideas that haven't seemed to strike a chord with users after a given period of time. Anyone who thinks an idea should have another run is free to resubmit it at any time. Another reason we do these periodic refreshes is that as time goes by and Canvas changes, ideas that were submitted previously often become irrelevant as other ways of doing things become possible. Ideas do sometimes come out of cold storage. For example, if we are studying what all to change in a given area of the product while we have the metaphorical hood up we will sometimes pull all the ideas out that are related and encourage people to comment and provide additional or clarifying info.
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