This article suggests the potential effectiveness of sending personalized messages to students who fail the first exam; a particular type of "nudge." It would be great to be able to do this efficiently in large enrollment courses. The "message students who..." feature in the gradebook is helpful but not sufficient since it does not enable us to personalize each message with the student's first name (e.g., Dear Jane, Dear Joe). Some type of "piped text" or mail-merge-like functionality (e.g., Dear [First Name]) would enable us to do that.
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