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Differentiated Notifications for Differentiated Assignments

Differentiated Notifications for Differentiated Assignments

Canvas allows for differentiated assignments; however, notifications for differentiated assignments go out to the entire class and not just the recipients of the differentiated assignments. So even if an assignment is differentiated (say in a multi-section course), notifications about that assignment, such as unmuting, will go to the entire class and not just the section for which the assignment is differentiated.

 

Let's say that you have a multi-section course with multiple instructors. Instructor A teaches Section A and Instructor B teaches Section B. Both instructors have a "Final" assignment (one for A and one for B) that are differentiated for their sections respectively. When Instructor A unmutes her assignment, all the students in sections A and B receive the notification that the assignment has been unmuted and their grades are ready EVEN IF the final for Section B is still muted. This causes great confusion for the students from Section B.

 

Please make it so that notifications for differentiated assignments are only sent to the students affected by the assignment.

16 Comments
Community Team
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Learner II

I love consistency Smiley Happy, I don't think there are too many notifications that go out but it would be confusing if a point change or Mute/Unmute happened you are right.

- Melanie

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Community Member

I completely agree, kroeninm@onid.oregonstate.edu​. Consistency for this would be much appreciated.

Surveyor

I think there is a strong argument that this should be escalated as a bug fix.

Community Member

I agree that this should be a bug fix, not a feature request, but I'm voting for it to show my support of it getting fixed.

Explorer III

Ditto...I would classify this as a bug.  Notifications should not be distributed to users to whom an assignment does not apply.

Surveyor

I am glad this is getting attention.  Despite being strong selling point for Canvas we find Notifications to be a hindrance often due to issues like this or granularity of the notifications.

Community Member

Yes, at bare minimum, we need to be able to unmute by section, especially if we are running multiple sections out of the same course site.  I have a situation  now that one class meets MWF and the other TR, and I don't want to unmute all the grades at once, but I have to.

Community Team
Community Team

jdaggs@nwmissouri.edu​, that's actually a different feature idea, and I hope you will vote for it if you haven't already: