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Add status indicators for Crocodoc feedback provided, viewed, not viewed

Add status indicators for Crocodoc feedback provided, viewed, not viewed

  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas
  Idea will be open for vote Wed. September 2, 2015 - Wed. December 2, 2015  Learn more about voting...

 

Students are clicking on their papers to download them but are not clicking on the Feedback button to view comments provided in Crocodoc. This is a serious user interface flaw in that students are missing very important information from their instructors to inform learning and progress on future works.

 

One solution would be to add a status icon indicating when feedback has been provided via Crocodoc and both when it has and has not been viewed by the student. This would inform students and instructors alike regarding use of this wonder feature in Canvas. (See image.)

 

Thank you Canvas Team for always learning!

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28 Comments
klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

While this is related to ​, it is different! SpeedGrader annotation comments are aren't connected to the gradebook. This would absolutely amazing. Feedback is a tool which students need in order to continue their learning experiences. It encourages them to see beyond just the raw score.

mcohen
Community Member

This would be great.  I agree.

mcohen
Community Member

Kristin.  I am not able to vote.  There is no up or down button.  Mirelle

klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @mcohen ​, this current feature idea will be in a "holding tank" for a while. Community Managers will go through the new submissions and move ideas forward to the voting stage. At that point, the little vote up or vote down arrow with the vote count will appear underneath the title of the feature idea. It'll come, but be sure to check back for updates on the idea's status.

mcohen
Community Member

Will do, Kristin.

Mirelle Cohen Ph.D.

Coordinator of the Human Service & Chemical Dependency Professional Programs, Professor of Sociology

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Email: mcohen@olympic.edu

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Just FYI as each new idea comes in, we carefully review it and if necessary work with the person who submitted to refine it.  Sometimes people submit "kitchen sink" ideas that contain several ideas that should come in separately or people will mistakenly submit an idea that is already open for vote.  Then, on the first Tuesday of every month new ideas open for vote.  If you are curious, you can read more How does the voting process work for feature ideas?

Cheers,

SD

biray
Community Member

This idea is now open for vote. Smiley Happy

maue890
Community Member

This is a great idea.  I spent a good chunk of time earlier this term, creating a dummy assignment and rubric, then submitting the assignment as a Test Student, then going in as the instructor and providing feedback in different ways.  Then, in class, I took the students to the assignment to show them all the kinds of feedback they will be getting.  Did it help?  It's too early to judge from their work, but I would love to know via a status indicator whether they are now taking the time to look at the feedback I give.

hamptons
Community Member

Very important, great additional step. We need to make sure the students review our feedback.

Beth_Young
Community Member

This is a great idea and I have voted for it!

In the meantime, I am hoping to try an idea that stefaniesanders​ shared in a different forum: Re: How do you give Extra Credit in your classroom? ​ She hides an extra credit assignment in her feedback to encourage students to read it. There's a lot of detail at that link. This idea won't work for every assignment, obviously, and it doesn't work if you never give extra credit, but I'm planning to use it on an assignment in the next couple of weeks. I'll be very interested to see how many of my students actually are reading my comments.

jdesiderio
Community Member

Kristin, I'm the OP for the feature request you mention above and this falls right inline with what I'd like to see.  The comments you post in Speed Grader do show up in the Gradebook so these two would kind of go hand in hand. They should be implemented together. 

patelj15
Community Member

I agree with the posts on this forum. I have voted up on this great idea to allow for a much more effective feedback between teachers and students in order to reduce the size of that 'grey area' which may give rise to other things such as students feeling they have 'been hard done by' by the the teacher which may even lead to time consuming grade appeals.

Let's hope we can reach the 100 votes required to pass this motion in order to make all of our lives easier by making our grading much more transparent.

Jack

d_ellis
Community Member

Great idea! This is a good example of actually useful analytics - teachers can develop concrete actions based on this knowledge.

They might adapt their delivery ("I noticed that a lot of you haven't looked at your assignment feedback. Because a lot of the same concepts will be on the upcoming test you may want to...") or their assessment methods ("many more people accessed the feedback from Assignment 1 than Assignment 2, suggesting that they found the feedback we're giving less useful than it should be...") or their course design ("we returned Assignment 2 on the weekend and no-one read their feedback, so maybe we should return it while they are in class so that we can go over it together").

This would be most useful to me if you could see this for all students in your class at once (a 'class at a glance' view).

dhulsey
Explorer

Targeted communication for this would be awesome. That is, after Instructure implements this feature request, we could use a "Message Students who have viewed / not viewed the assignment feedback." That would be super handy.

nealc62
Community Member

Dallas,

Love your suggestion for a "Message" students option tied to the read/not read status of feedback given in Crocodoc. Thanks for voting up my idea and expanding it, making it even better!

james_medina
Community Member

Great idea. It would be nice if it would also include a messaging feature so all the students who haven't viewed the feedback could be notified all at once.

cwruck
Community Member

A really good suggestion. I'm researching it to see if it's possible to do something like this that will be reliable and accurate. Thanks for the suggestion!

asatkins
Community Member

If this is being adjusted anyway, it would be amazing to see that option moved somewhere less affected by browser/browser zoom/branding/etc. Our 'view feedback' button is shoved under the side of the submission comments bar in most browsers Smiley Sad It's an issue nearly bi-weekly with our students/faculty.

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cwruck
Community Member

Hey folks! We're actively working on a way to help instructors see when a student has viewed feedback (meaning: the student has clicked on the "View Feedback" button) in Speedgrader.

cwruck
Community Member

Hi Amanda!

Have you reported this as a bug?