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Allow Students to Add/Tag Teammates on an Group Assignment

Allow Students to Add/Tag Teammates on an Group Assignment

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The ability to create Group Assignments is a great feature because it allows for faster grading as comments, feedback, and grades are visible to the whole team, after the assignment has been graded (no need to copy and paste comments/feedback to every team member). 

However, these groups have to be set up ahead of time. In situations where students pick their own partners or when there are team member changes/swaps, Groups Assignments loses its functionality. 

My suggestion is to create an option under Group Assignments to allow students to self-select team members. Then when students upload their work, they could tag/add classmates (who are enrolled in the Canvas course) to the submission. When grading, the feedback, rubric comments, and the rating would be transferred over to the other group members. 

 

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Stefanie
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yang2193
Community Member

This would save the time and effort of finding the group a student wants to join. 

vandover
Community Participant

This would be great!

kldixon
Community Member

+1

wake0046
Community Member

Great idea!

JaredVanHooser
Community Member
I'm glad others think it would be helpful! 
 
 
JSChen
Community Member

This would save instructors, TAs, and graders an immense amount of time and allow so much more efficiency and flexibility in groups from assignment to assignment!

MorganStoa
Community Member

This would be so helpful for our students and save so much time for graders!!

schw0814
Community Participant

Being able to tag students when submitting a group assignment AND have those students be pulled into Speedgrader as a group would save a great deal of time with grading!  Great idea!

svendsen
Community Member

I like this idea.

sl_swanson
Community Member

This would reduce significant grading barriers and burdens when students are working in teams, subsequently allowing teamwork to be more broadly implemented within courses. Great idea!

peg1
Community Participant

+1  This is a great time-saving idea!

kleins1
Community Member

+1

jear
Community Member

Great idea - students request that functionality

scho0410
Community Participant

+1 on this too (tagging anywhere in Canvas would help a lot)!

olso6529
Community Member

+1