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Multiple Due Dates (checkpoints) for Discussions

Multiple Due Dates (checkpoints) for Discussions

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With the way that many schools set up forum discussions and require "check-ins" to the forum throughout the week, it would be great if we could include multiple due dates in the discussion activities. For instance, I have classes that require everyone respond to the prompt by Thursday night and respond to at least 2 peers by the following Sunday. Being able to remind students that they have responses due, especially if we could scatter responses over multiple days, would likely increase participation.

 

<Sorry if this is a repeated idea. I couldn't find it elsewhere and I'm a newbie>

371 Comments
lindsapj
Community Member

Thank you for providing even more data to support this request. We are in

year four of this conversation. Baffles all of us why this has not been

accepted and the need addressed.

Patrick Lindsay, TCPL

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

Department of Commerce Faculty

Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity, Faculty Advisor

Office: Commerce Hub at Voice of America Learning Center - Rm 117J

7847 VOA Park Drive

West Chester, Ohio 45069

Phone. 513-505-0828

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it.

The hard is what makes it great." Manager Jimmy Dugan, Rockford

Peaches - from A League of Their Own.

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 11:04 AM dmurphy@northwestern.edu <

venitk
Adventurer

 @jwt01030 ‌ and Daniel Murphy, you might consider using Pages with to-do dates for subsequent deadlines.

  • The first deadline goes in the discussion, with a note to check the calendar for the second, reply to a student deadline.
  • The second deadline goes in a page with a to-do date, placed in the module under the discussion. 

The advantage over the Calendar Event is this puts the date in the Modules and the Calendar. 

The advantage over making it an assignment is it doesn't trigger confusion or Canvas APIs.

I'd still rather have multiple due dates IN the discussion. However, we've found Pages with To-Do dates to be the best solution available right now. 

lindsapj
Community Member

Thanks Katie.

Patrick Lindsay, TCPL

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

Department of Commerce Faculty

Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity, Faculty Advisor

Office: Commerce Hub at Voice of America Learning Center - Rm 117J

7847 VOA Park Drive

West Chester, Ohio 45069

Phone. 513-505-0828

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it.

The hard is what makes it great." Manager Jimmy Dugan, Rockford

Peaches - from A League of Their Own.

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 3:05 PM venitk@uwec.edu <instructure@jiveon.com>

dmurphy1
Surveyor

Hi Patrick,

I am glad to help the cause. It seems to have widespread support and no opposition. I suspect the only obstacles are technical.

Dan

jwt01030
Surveyor

Thanks, Katie --

I start each module with a page that gives a list of everything that is due for the week. I put response post due dates as calendar events. I have 21 to 25 students in a class. It is rare for a student to miss the second due date. The Canvas student app will remind them of the calendar event dates. 

~ Joyce Twing

dmurphy1
Surveyor

Hi Katie,

This seems like a good workaround with none of negative consequences I described. I will suggest this to the instructor.

Thanks,

Dan

dmurphy1
Surveyor

Hi Joyce,

This is also a good workaround. We’re going to test this as well.

Thanks,

- Dan

htandeta520
Community Member

One more voice in the choir...we've needed this for years. It's NOT a discussion without back and forth. Give us our multiple due dates! ***If Blackboard can do it, why not Canvas?****

Hannah

sendres
Learner

I agree with  @joyhagen ‌ that milestones should be available for any type of assignment, not just discussions. We want to encourage students to make a submission, get feedback, make revisions, try alternative approaches, and make a final deliverable that reflects their best critical thinking and creativity from that process. This is a leap for most students (and many faculty) so it's important that the LMS support these assignments that evolve over time.

mpeterspanunto
Community Member

Hi, since this discussion has been going on since 2015 and its now 2020 where is CANVAS in the process of creating multiple due dates for the discussion tool....one for posting and one or more for responding?

Thank you!

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Hi,  @mpeterspanunto , we do not have an update to share at this time. To see what our product team is currently working on, please have a look at the Ideas home page.

mpeterspanunto
Community Member

Thank you, but this has been an ongoing problem for over five years and Blackboard apparently is able to handle this issue. This is also one of the most requested changes asked by instructors.

lindsapj
Community Member

Hi Stefanie,

Whatever Canvas is working on, it doesn't have as many requests as this.

SInce 2015.

We could use this now more than ever.

Patrick Lindsay, TCPL

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

Department of Commerce Faculty

Miami University

Pi Sigma Epsilon Professional Co-ed Fraternity, Co-Faculty Advisor

Office: Commerce Hub at Voice of America Campus - Rm 117J

7847 VOA Park Drive West Chester, Ohio 45069 Phone. 513-505-0828

*"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it.

The hard is what makes it great." Manager Jimmy Dugan, Rockford

Peaches - from A League of Their Own. *

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:27 PM stefaniesanders <instructure@jiveon.com>

mitchel_stimers
Surveyor

Of the top 10 requests still out there for consideration, when ranked by up/down vote difference, this one is #3, with 2,201 up and 14 down, or an "up" percentage of 99.37 (Only "Notifications by Course" has a higher percent, 99.55% "up"). "Multiple dates" has been open for discussion for 4.88 years, which is 5th place in the top 10.

Here's a little run-down on the top 10 requests, including this one (asc, up-votes):

Post TitleOpenedTime OpenTotal ViewsUPDOWNUP%
Printable / PDF-exportable quizzes3/31/154 yrs, 11 mo, 30 d35,6082,4612998.84%
Allow folders in Pages11/11/163 yrs, 4 mo, 10 d27,8222,2508296.48%
Multiple Due Dates (checkpoints) for Discussions5/5/154 yrs, 10 mo, 4 d30,2462,2011499.37%
Create Question Banks from MSWord5/17/154 yrs, 10 mo, 16 d36,8251,7282498.63%
Ability to Save and Copy from Frequently Used Comments in Speedgrader/DocViewer5/15/154 yrs, 10 mo, 14 d13,9001,4671099.32%
Regrade quiz when deleting questions9/1/154 yrs, 6 mo, 0 d17,9641,3042098.49%
Notifications by Course10/27/154 yrs, 4 mo, 26 d58,1161,099599.55%
Adjust all assignment and quiz dates on a single page4/7/154 yrs, 11 mo, 6 d19,6811,076999.17%
Submit an assignment on behalf of a student4/14/154 yrs, 11 mo, 13 d21,8461,0422797.47%
Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages11/16/154 yrs, 4 mo, 15 d9,1631,0151298.83%
AVERAGE27,1171,5642398.54%
MAX58,1162,4618299.55%
MIN9,1631,015596.48%
lindsapj
Community Member

Mitchel,

Thank you for the excellent statistics. We are many who are baffled by the

lack of responsiveness, acknowledgement and understanding by Canvas.

Patrick Lindsay, TCPL

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

Department of Commerce Faculty

Miami University

Pi Sigma Epsilon Professional Co-ed Fraternity, Co-Faculty Advisor

Office: Commerce Hub at Voice of America Campus - Rm 117J

7847 VOA Park Drive West Chester, Ohio 45069 Phone. 513-505-0828

*"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it.

The hard is what makes it great." Manager Jimmy Dugan, Rockford

Peaches - from A League of Their Own. *

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:30 PM mitchel.stimers@park.edu <

kena_ray
Surveyor

Can you please explain the reason this is not currently under development?

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @kena_ray ‌, the home page of the Ideas‌ page shows the features and enhancements currently being developed and released. As you can see on the Developing tab, we are currently working on a large number of new features and changes; our product and engineering teams are well aware of the need for this particular enhancement, and as updates become available we'll post them on the Ideas page and provide comments here in this thread.

lindsapj
Community Member

Thanks for taking the time to respond, Stefanie. This has been in the

queue for five years now. I have saved more than one hundred comment

emails endorsing it.

It would be interesting to see if there is this type of documented support

for all of the other projects your dev and engineering teams have completed

during the last half decade.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 12:55 PM stefaniesanders <instructure@jiveon.com>

lindsapj
Community Member

Thanks for taking the time to respond, Stefanie. This has been in the

queue for five years now. I have saved more than one hundred comment

emails endorsing it.

It would be interesting to see if there is this type of documented support

for all of the other projects your dev and engineering teams have completed

during the last half decade.

Patrick Lindsay, TCPL

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

Department of Commerce Faculty

Miami University

Pi Sigma Epsilon Professional Co-ed Fraternity, Co-Faculty Advisor

Office: Commerce Hub at Voice of America Campus - Rm 117J

7847 VOA Park Drive West Chester, Ohio 45069 Phone. 513-505-0828

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it.

The hard is what makes it great."

Manager Jimmy Dugan, Rockford Peaches - from A League of Their Own.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 12:52 PM kena.ray@asu.edu <instructure@jiveon.com>

jamipruitt
Community Member

I created this account just to pitch that idea. I am a good student, but I have forgotten both to post the initial discussion by the due date (because it doesn't alert me) and I have forgotten than I hadn't done a response to a student for one db.The setup is terrible...