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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>

415 Comments
JDW223
Community Participant

Canvas Admins... where are we at on this? 

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@JDW223  We currently anticipate that "Checkpoints" will be part of the third release, and the product manager will continue to apprise members of the status of the overall project at  Discussions Redesign Early Access.

JDW223
Community Participant
ctr_amachsonca
Community Member

This is one of the top feature requests I get from faculty at our university. 

mwolfenstein
Community Participant

Since this is roadmapped for Discussions Redesign is there a reason it's still under "Open For Conversation" on here? It seems more like it's already "In Development" although I recognize that it might not be in that 6 month window. If that's the case, it almost seems worth considering an approved/pre-development stage for ideas that are definitely going to happen but aren't close enough on the timeline to warrant the "In Development" classification.

thatcher_bohrma
Community Participant

Try Harmonize DB - has multiple milestones.

DanaPerlman
Community Member

Allowing for flexibilty for multiple time points during a discussion would be a signficant improvement.  I do this now by putting it on the calendar and linking to the discussion, but there has to be a more elegant solution.

lettgo583
Community Participant

Oh, yes! Please allow for multiple time points in discussions. The push for collaborative learning (for good reason!) makes this a "must-do" for Canvas.

GingerBehnke
Community Member

Please consider this feature!  We are transitioning to Canvas now and I am helping all the professors program their classes. My faculty is in revolt over the lack of two due dates.  

k_m_schwartz
Community Member

Over the years, I have seen this question asked many times and this functionality requested; it was even apparently on the radar for getting added in...are there any updates, code writers for Canvas?

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@k_m_schwartz   Here's the timeline for development:  Discussions Redesign Early Access.  "Checkpoints" is currently slated to be included in the third release.

Updates are posted to the   Discussions/Announcements Redesign  group. If you'd like, you can join the group to participate in the ongoing product manager-led discussions and requests for feedback.

dawng
Community Member

This would be helpful

kholt12
Community Member

How is this STILL not addressed, despite requests from 6 years ago? 

aod
Community Member

Yes please

jfisler
Community Member

This would make the assignment parts and due dates much clearer for students. 

eesmith
Community Member

Yes please!  This is something that causes headaches for me to grade as I have to check dates individually on every. single. comment.

lshved
Community Member

YES!  I will echo so many of the posts here and say that this feature is very much needed.  Currently, I have to use the due date as the deadline for students to make their first submission to a discussion prompt and the "available until" date as the due date for responses to their classmates.  It is not ideal but is better than only one due date.  Students still forget to respond to their classmates because the "available until" date does not show up on their calendar as a due date.  It can be confusing.

jbielecki
Community Participant

Yes! This would be great.

huffmanro
Community Member

It would be very helpful to have two due dates for discussions, one for the initial reply, and one when the discussion closes.

Please prioritize this addition!

LeslieLopez2
Community Member

Adding to the comment thread to underscore the importance of this. I'm really surprised this isn't already a feature, since the whole point of Graded Discussion Forums is to evaluate written interactions, which typically require at least two sequenced contributions. The Chat Tech just suggested I use a Calendar reminder as a proxy for the second deadline (response).  Adding more complexities and dimensions is exactly what I don't want to do.