It would be helpful if administrators and instructors could set-up a notification to receive an email when a student starts and completes a course.
Hi DeAnna Hoobler
My first thought as an admin was - OMG, 10,000+ emails - oh heck no! And we are a small school!
My second thought is, why? Unless you are a very small school, and just like to over manage your student body I really don't see much need. As for teacher, perhaps some small use, but this can be managed much more easily as a teach by simply scrolling down your roster and see who has checked in.
And that is just in thinking about notifications when students start a course!
Could you perhaps provide some use-case scenarios that might convince folks to support this idea?
Per your response, it would not be useful in your situation, so you would not turn on the notification. It would be optional.
The feature is provided by another LMS and I have found it to be a useful tool. If a student is in a K-12 online cooperative educational program, outside of their home district, it notifies the admin and instructor of as soon as a course is started and completed. They can forward these email notifications directly to the students' home-school and parents.
At the college level, it is useful for online orientation courses (or any course) in which another department (such as admissions) needs to know the start and end dates for individual students. Admins/instructors can easily forward these emails to people who do not have access to the LMS.
Again, this would be an OPTIONAL notification feature.
Thank you, DeAnna , I suspected I was limited by my own perspective on this, which is why I asked about use-cases.
An an optional feature, that could be useful for some, I will change my vote.
I would definitely appreciate this feature! I am working on an online orientation course for a college and, as you mentioned, it would be much easier if the advisor got a message when the student finished so she could then email the next steps for course registration and setting up an advising appointment. Actually, the advisor assumed this was possible. Having account notifications related to completing requirements and prerequisites seems key for competency-based instruction.
As it is, the advisor must periodically go through each student's progress report to see who has completed it.
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