Checkbox Submission Type (to use Assignments as "to-do" list)

Idea created by Bob Rectenwald on Oct 19, 2018
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    • Bob Rectenwald

    In the list of Submission Types, include "Checkbox" as an option. This would allow course developers to turn the Assignments tool into a checklist for what students must complete in each Module. This would enable completion tracking to cover any Assignment, whether a submission is required or not, and allow users to indicate to themselves and their teachers that an activity is complete. 

     

    Example 
    Assignment: Complete the Unit 1 Readings

    Due Date: Jan 1st (end of Week 1)

    Submission Type: Checkbox

     

    Student knows that readings are required. Can track completion of readings with the same tool used for submission of papers and discussions. Student completes readings and checks the box on the assignment page. Student's progress tracking is updated. Professor can see which students have or have not indicated that their readings have been completed and can nudge students to complete the readings as needed.