In Canvas Feature Ideas the top ten ideas submissions that are tagged with admin are currently:
What do you think are the top two feature ideas/bugs/weaknesses in Canvas from the perspective of admins.
Peter - I agree... Many teachers.. Many students.. A few admins who support the many. OUr ability to admin with efficiency and pay attention to the details that students and teachers benefit from has to have a higher priority that a voting process that is not going to always show what is critical for admins.
All but #2 and #7 would be great for me.
FYI, #2 is not about dropping students - it's about preserving their grades activity for instructors to see. We update 5x per day but if we drop students, the instructor no longer has access to the records. If we conclude the enrollment, then instructors cannot see all of the activity/grades - only certain things.
@millerjm , instructors can see all grades for concluded students from the gradebook by going to the gear icon and clicking on "Show concluded enrollments. There's also an option from the People tab to "View Prior Enrollments" that provides access to a students "Access Report," but I'm not sure what permissions on the Instructor side need to be enabled for this to be visible. I just checked and while I can see it (I'm an Admin), when I log in as one of my Instructors it was not visible (I'm guessing this has to do with how our permissions are set-up).
Regardless, I'm all for an Inactive roll/status! It would make my life a lot easier because faculty would have easy access to everything about concluded students.
We can not use the "conclude" ("completed" in the SIS) option (to mark users as inactive) because it still allows the student read-only access to the course content (if the course is still open). Which means "deleted" is our only option and those students do not show in the "View Prior Enrollments" area.
Now I remember. We had to grant the ability to add/remove users in order for faculty to be able to view prior enrollments! And then use a JS override to take away the button to +People to the class (which sometimes isn't effective and at other times hides the button from admins).
But there is some information that they still can't see when a student is concluded...instructors should be able to see everything.
At the admin level, we had to turn off the ability for students to see classes after the term end dates. It wasn't easy to try to figure out and our Implementation Consultant helped us with this setup.
However, as I stated below...
We had to grant the ability to add/remove users in order for faculty to be able to view prior enrollments! And then use a JS override to take away the button to +People to the class (which sometimes isn't effective and at other times hides the button from admins).
My top 2 features needed are:
1. More granular permissions for admins
3. Advanced Admin Search & Sort
But hopefully all of them will be implemented at some point of time.