Individual Due Dates Take Priority over Sections

Idea created by Brian P. Calnan on Apr 22, 2019
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    • John Buchner
    • Rob Ditto
    • moulder@upenn.edu
    • Jeffrey Brady
    • Brian P. Calnan

    Currently, the "Assign To" behavior in Canvas recognizes that if a student is assigned a particular due date, then the Everyone tag turns into Everyone else, reflecting the need to adjust Due Dates at times. This same behavior should be reflected when using sections instead of "Everyone." In other words, students should be tied to the most specific due date (Individual > Section > Everyone). I would think that sections would have the same functionality as "Everyone" in the sense that it would treat the assignment as "Everyone else in Period 2," for example. Practically speaking, any teacher who is assigning students separately from within a section would have a reason for doing so. The current intended behavior is for students who are assigned individual dates who are enrolled in sections with separate dates is for the student to be assigned the latest date available.