[Discussions] Multiple Due Dates (checkpoints) for Discussions

With the way that many schools set up forum discussions and require "check-ins" to the forum throughout the week, it would be great if we could include multiple due dates in the discussion activities. For instance, I have classes that require everyone respond to the prompt by Thursday night and respond to at least 2 peers by the following Sunday. Being able to remind students that they have responses due, especially if we could scatter responses over multiple days, would likely increase participation.


<Sorry if this is a repeated idea. I couldn't find it elsewhere and I'm a newbie>

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This thread has lived for 7 years now.  I would hope this is at least on Canvas' roadmap.

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Problem statement:

Add multiple due dates for all discussion boards and assignments.

Proposed solution:

I often create a two-week of a discussion board with two due dates in the instructions. On the first week/due date, the student must submit their post regarding the readings, then on the second week/due date, students must reply to two peers. I wanted to give students time to post and later read the posts to reply. I do not want to have two separate discussion boards with two due dates. Oftentimes, students focus only on the actual due date that has been set up on the homepage (To-do list) or in the calendar. I would like this idea to have multiple due dates for a single discussion board or assignment. This will help to let the student know they have two or more due dates for one discussion board/assignment. It makes it easier to do one overall grade rather than a separate one.

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