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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>

406 Comments
tonatiuh_rodrig
Community Member

Although it seems pointless given that this topic has been suggested since 2015, I'm posting to add one more voice asking for this feature. I echo what @passerinij said: I can take no for an answer, but an explanation would be appreciated.

judyclipp
Community Member

Hello, Canvas, are you listening? WE DEFINITELY NEED MULTIPLE DUE DATES FOR DISCUSSION BOARDS, and have been requesting this for over six years now. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE GET THIS DONE.

jmanders
Community Member

Yes, PLEASE allow multiple due dates for initial posts and responses to peers!  I always include those in the directions, but many students only pay attention to the single due date that shows in Canvas. 

Anonymous
Not applicable

All sounds good, so why not just do it? Make life better

jcrawfor
Community Member

Hello. I suggest enabling staggered due dates on discussion board posts. This way, instructors can assign an initial post on one date and replies on another date. When initial posts and replies are due at once, students tend to procrastinate, making the initial post and replies within hours of the due date. This yields hasty, shallow discussions, plus forces students into a mad dash of writing assigned replies at the last minute.

KathyCalvert
Community Member

Right now we are adding a PAGE with a link to the Discussion and adding it to the ToDo list for the Reply Due Date.  Canvas adding this Due Date feature would definitely make things cleaner.   I had thought this would be added with the Discussions redesign. I can't find any documentation that it is in the works.

tdiesch71
Community Member

Yes! More options would be great!

mwolfenstein
Community Participant

It's worth noting that not only has this feature been requested for over 6 years, it also had a score of something like 2,178 before the community platform change. It apparently has 208 votes with what appears to be a 5 star rating, but the voting mechanism on the new community site is still broken for me at least (I have to click several times to get the stars to change color, when I do the number disappears, when I refresh the page the stars are no longer gold).

KELLYEVANS
Community Member

I also like this idea because I teach multiple sections of the same class but on different days so it would be great if I could assign different due dates for the discussions. 

rrego
Community Member

I am an instructor using Canvas as my LMS.  Please considered making Discussions a two part assignment.  The first due date is for the Initial Post and the second due date would be for the peer review.  Also include a plagiarism checker within the Discussion assignment.  At the moment I use a work around for both issues.  The initial post is submitted to an Assignment for a plagiarism checker and a separate due date.  Then students need to post the initial post to a Discussion so they can complete the peer review.  It works, but it's very "clunky" and students require specific instructions to get this right.  Thank you for your consideration.

erik_gustafson
Community Participant

Yes, this would be fantastic to incorporate into the Discussion Redesign that is happening. 

davidgs
Community Participant

Upvote!

GeorgeMusambira
Community Member

This is exactly the functionality I was looking for. Any updates on its progress?

StudentSuggest
Community Member

It's surprising this isn't already an option. Having multiple classes with different due dates during the week is such a hassle to keep straight. 

UCScott
Community Member

Instructors are still asking for multiple due dates for one Discussion at UC San Diego. With Canvas releases for Discussion improvements coming up, hoping this will be addressed soon.

MarthaCarey
Community Member

Really need this functionality.  How do I "upvote"?

JK16
Community Member

People have been asking for this feature sincne 2015!!!! Canvas, will you please let us know what it will take to get this feature implemented? Thank you!

 

burdicks
Community Member

Please implement multiple due dates on discussions. I see this idea was proposed 6 years ago. There are 19 pages of comments and pleading. What does the community have to do to get this put on the roadmap? 

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@burdicks  Multiple checkpoints for discussions is included in what is currently anticipated to be the third release in the Discussions Redesign project. The roadmap is set out here:  Discussions Redesign Early Access 

dsheil1
Community Participant

Please, please, please