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Hide Inactive Enrollments on People Page

Hide Inactive Enrollments on People Page

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Student enrollments which have been set to the "inactive" status currently show up on the People page tagged with the "inactive" label. We are now using the inactive status for students who have enrolled in a course, then dropped it after the start of the term. In large enrollment courses, these inactive enrollments will begin to clutter the People page when there are many of them. Please provide a method for hiding inactive enrollments on the People page, perhaps similar to the way they are hidden by default in the Gradebook (and can be shown by selecting "Show Inactive Enrollments").

49 Comments
fosterl
Community Contributor

Great analogy! I often have to resort to explaining things by: "remember when you gave tests on paper?"

PSU_Tony
Community Contributor

At Penn State faculty are pretty vocal in their support of this feature request.

fosterl
Community Contributor

If you can get a few to vote it up, that will help too!

PSU_Tony
Community Contributor

That is the game plan  @fosterl ‌

buglady43
Community Member

I had a request to prove that I communicated regularly with my students and I would have liked to include the 30+ individuals who dropped my class at my suggestion in that summary. It is very hard to print off sent emails in canvas, but you can print off tallies of student contacts easier.

amh13
Community Member

For gosh sake, please, please, please give me a way to hide the inactive students. 

JamesAshby
Community Contributor

This is a big problem at our school too! I also noticed today that inactive students are not filtered out of the section rosters found under course settings either. Here's the feature idea I created for this: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/12498-hide-inactive-students-in-section-enrollments-list 

stevenwilliams
Community Participant

UC Berkeley currently uses the "deleted" enrollment status when students drop a course, as this is the only option that fully revokes access to course materials and removes students from the roster. However, in the fall we learned that when students are re-enrolled in a course where their enrollment is "deleted", not all of their previous course information is restored (particularly group memberships and differentiated assignments assigned to them as individuals).

If we were able to use "inactive", we would avoid these particular issues. However, given the size of our university, including "inactive" students in the People roster alongside currently enrolled students would generate far too much clutter and unnecessary information for instructors. We continue to need a way to use the "inactive" status for dropped enrollments without displaying these alongside active students.

ahunter
Community Participant

Also on the "moderate quiz" page!

blw187
Community Member

#1 We need to be able to sort our "People" list in the same way we can the gradebook. I want to quickly see who has spent the most/least time in the course, as well as sorting the most recent activity to see who's falling behind.

#2 If the People list could be sorted and the student names could be a separate item from their enrollment status, we could potentially sort our student list based on status, sending the inactives to the bottom.

When you hover over the inactive tag, it says "This user is currently unable to access the course". So, why are they still on my list?

maf99
Community Member

I don't understand why if someone isn't in my class, they are on a list I can't navigate out of. Seems illogical.

navina
Community Member

Hello Everyone interested in seeing this feature request get pushed through!

   I too am reminded of how inconvenient this page's logic is at the start of each term. That's probably the only time I remember too. Many faculty are feeling the same frustration right now, with the start of the Fall term. I will be reaching out to my whole campus to ask for support on this. If any of you can do the same, maybe we can get the needed 41 additional votes to get this on the radar of Canvas team. 

Here is the message I will be sending all faculty. I have added a hyperlink to this page.:

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you are all doing fantastically this Fall term. I wanted to take a moment to ask for some support on this Canvas feature request. If you’re anything like me, you’d agree that the “People” tab can get pretty overwhelming to look at. Inactive enrollments fill the page, with no way to sort them. Take  a moment to show some support of a feature fix. If Canvas sees this request get enough interest, they will consider working on a fix for us. Smiley Happy

 

All you have to do is:

  1.     Follow this link to the Canvas Feature Request- Hide Inactive Enrollment on People Tab
  2.     Login, top right hand corner of page.
  3.     Vote this feature up.

 

 

Thank you!

rmf5
Community Member

For several years now, I have asked why someone at Canvas thought it would improve my life to have page after page after page of inactive enrollments cluttering my view of actually enrolled students.  I tried to bring this to their attention, but they can't seem to get their heads around the fact that most instructors have no interest in seeing informaiton about non-enrolled students.  How hard can that be to comprehend?

bkomanetsky
Community Participant

I noticed you can do this on the Grades section, why would you not automatically want to do it on the People section as well.....  

venitk
Community Champion

Every term I field questions from my faculty as to why this or that student is still in their course. 

PSU_Tony
Community Contributor

Yet another much needed thing that people have been waiting years for. Sigh...

slbergh
Community Participant

 @PSU_Tony ‌ As in literally years! My last comment about this was 2 years ago. I still cannot understand why Canvas thinks I would care to know who dropped my course. The only time I might possibly want to know would be if I'd assigned someone to a group and they later dropped the course. Otherwise, honestly, who isn't there is of no consequence. 

It was suggested that this was a problem between the SIS and Canvas, rather than just Canvas, but I see a whole lot of people who aren't using our system who seem to be feeling the same way. In my experience, when there's a widespread problem and there's one constant involved, it's generally because of that constant.

preedy
Community Member

I absolutely agree.  How hard can it be to simply provide a sort option to see only active students.  I was giving a quiz yesterday to 113 students and using 'Moderate' to see which were taking the quiz and those who were not.  In 'Moderate' all of the inactive students are included and are not even labelled as inactive, so unless I can remember the names of every active student, there is no way to know if a student missed the quiz or is simply a dropped student.  Come on guys!

nicole_allenrya
Community Member

Hide Inactive enrollments should be an option in as many places as possible:

1. People

2. New Analytics

3. Any place that aggregates Data (outdated Data = inactive enrollments)

slbergh
Community Participant

I've been waiting for quite a while for this. I do database work in addition to everything else and it's really as simple as "select * from... where active=1". I'd be happy to help them with the query if it would make this happen!

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