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Have two due dates for peer review assignments

Have two due dates for peer review assignments

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For assignments that are setup for peer review, it would be useful to have two different due dates:
  • One for the students initial submission that will be reviewed by their peers
  • A second one for completing assigned peer reviews

 

In the current implementation, there is only one due date, which appears to be the due date for a students initial submission.  I infer this from the fact that it is the default date for assigning peer reviews to students.  From what my students have told them, once peer reviews are assigned they show up on their to-do list, but are already late since the due date is the only date for the assignment.

 

I think a clearer implementation would be to have an additional due date for the peer reviews, so that they don't appear to be late as soon as they are assigned.

77 Comments
finelli
New Member

I posted the original feature request. My solution is to embed a two-day grace period for the peer reviews. The assignment is open for them to complete peer reviews, but late assignment submittals receive a reduction in grade. I have to manually assign peers for the late submitters.

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mcarter45
New Member

Was just looking into peer reviews, this would be a nice feature. I see where the reviews get assigned with a start date, but it would be nice if right under that there was similar to the assignment itself a due date & an accept until or (late) date

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

The Radar idea stage has been removed from the Feature Idea Process.  You can read more about why in the blog post Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes.

 

This change will only impact the stage sort of this idea and will not change how it is voted on or how it is considered during prioritization activities.  This change will streamline the list of ideas 'open for voting', making it easier for you to see the true top voted ideas in one sort, here.

daniel_dickinso
New Member

Having a separate due date for peer reviews to be complete seems like a no brainer to me.  I'm trying to give an assignment where completing peer review on time counts for 20% of the grade.  I'm going to have to assess on-time submission manually (for ~100 students) since Canvas lacks a due date for peer review and therefore can't automatically tell me whether a student did it on time. 

Anna_Shaver
Community Participant

James Jones just made a script for this. It works beautifully: just make sure to watch his video before you try it: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-14465-assigning-intra-group-peer-reviews 

awalkerstromdah
New Member

Yes. Please. I have been wanting this for years. Can we please make this happen soon. 

a_valero_haro
New Member

Today is Oct 25, 2018 and this feature is not ready (3+ years). This is utterly ridiculous.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

 @a_valero_haro  

I'm sorry if you are frustrated.  There are many great ideas shared in this community, and some of which are very well liked (voted on).  You can find the list of the top 10% of voted ideas here if you want to see what those look like.  I share this with you not to discourage you, but to show you that there are many solutions we wish we could build.  Like any organization with a budget we have finite resources and have to prioritize and allocate within our budget.  We develop and release wicked fast, but even then ideas flow in at a faster rate than we can build solutions!  

I know that doesn't help with the hurdles you may be hitting in your processes, but I hope it helps build some mutual empathy.  If you want to know details about how ideas influence prioritization please have a look through the following!

finelli
New Member

I agree, particularly when a convoluted "Multiple Due Dates (checkpoints) for Discussions" is second on the list and this simple request to have separate dates for the assignment and peer reviews is stuck in a labyrinthian quagmire.  

a_valero_haro
New Member

and this is even worse, as it was on development and a screenshot was provided:

"I have good news about the ability to assign a peer review within groups or across groups (in a group set). This feature is currently in development and you can see a screenshot of the design here." @allison@instructure.com Employee
Jun 26, 2015 4:55 PM

finelli
New Member

Does it still exist?  If so, can you please post a copy of the screenshot?  I'm curious because I think there are two simple ways to do this.  One is to put a new cell in Peer Reviews with the peer review deadline.   However, there might be an easier way.  In my case, I set a two-day grace period ("Until" in the Assign block) for the assignment itself that conveniently is also the window for students to complete peer reviews.   It would be easy to write a Python API that takes the "Until" date in the Assign block and uses it for the actual due date for the Peer Reviews and publishes it on the student's Dashboard in addition to the Assignment's original deadline.  No need for an extra cell.   But you could do it either way: 1. An extra cell in Peer Reviews or 2.  Take the "Until" date in the assignment as the Peer Review deadline.   

a_valero_haro
New Member

It is in the comment of Allison, just scroll up. Here is the link she posted Dropbox - group_peer_reviews.jpg 

stonakerj
New Member

I agree with the need for this. I have an online course which requires an initial post due Monday at midnight and then responses to at least two classmates due Wed at midnight. These need to be segregated so that I can see sho posted on time each day. 

dperpich
Community Participant

Seems like this Idea and "Add due date for completing peer review" should be folded in together.

kosgood
New Member

LISTEN UP CANVAS!  It is so painfully obvious that you need to add a feature to add a due date for the discussion!  Don't you have any actual teachers on staff?  Teaching 101: If you assign stuff, it needs a due date.

finelli
New Member

It is absurd that Canvas doesn't take this seriously.  "Assign Peer Reviews" is the date they are assigned, not the date they are due.   I keep assignments open for a two-day grace period after the initial submittal deadline.  The database is populated with completed assignments, then the peers are assigned, two per student.  They only see the original due date and many of them miss my announcements, syllabus and reminders not to panic.   

karin_molander_
Community Participant

I am very disappointed that it is now February 2020 and this feature does still not exist.  For small classes I now create a No submission assignment which I can grade, but that means that I have to manually look up the names of reviewers in the list of authors of the actual assignment, in order to see who has submitted a peer review. A separate peer review assignment as someone above in the thread suggested sounds perfect. Please make this happen.

finelli
New Member

I agree. This is a bane of our existence. The peer review process is fraught with issues that need improvement. Students are experiencing the disappearance of their information upon completing the rubric. Comments are often stored as PDFs by Canvas in the sidebar. The two due dates wreak havoc. I just tell students that they have a two-day grace period to complete their peer reviews. A lot of them ask for their peers in advance. Just not possible. The database is not populated sufficiently until the assignment deadline. I wish Canvas would listen. Even the experts on campus have not seen some of the inconsistencies that we experience on a daily basis.

Patrick M. Finelli, Ph.D.

Professor

School of Theatre and Dance

The University of South Florida

Tampa, FL 33620

toni_ivey
Community Member

YES! Why isn't this a thing already!

hilbert
New Member

Yes, this is VERY MUCH needed. It is really confusing for students, and impossible to manage for instructors in a fair manner. It shouldn't be difficult to add, since you have this functionality for other assignments. What is the problem with adding it? Many users have begged for this feature for 5 years already...