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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>

441 Comments
cadman_shane
Community Participant

This has been requested for a long time. I am adding my very hearty YES PLEASE to the list. This would be very beneficial for discussions

konkoll
Community Participant

Absolute necessity to avoid the "deathscroll" of a well-scaffolded course.

LauraQuinn
New Member

Commenting so I can upvote as I also posted about needing to know when new replies need to be graded. 

mbodemer
Community Member

It would be great to assign a discussion forum to have students read something, then post a response to it by classtime, say Wednesday, then discuss in class. Then they would also need to respond to two classmates' posts on the forum by Friday (for example). Being able to have two deadlines would solve this issue.

jhogan11
New Member

Being that this idea opened for voting 7 years ago I"m not sure how useful it is to vote; but, yes, this would be a fantastic idea.

trobb
Community Member

This has been needed for a very long time.

DrHEdwards
New Member

Like Blackboard, add a post due date and a reply due date for Canvas discussion boards.

blissg
New Member

On Canvas discussion boards, please make it so that we can give students different tasks to complete by a certain date, followed by additional tasks for a later date. For example, in a French conversation board about what they did on the weekend, they would be assigned to report on their own weekend by September 1, and then they would need to respond to two classmates' weekend reports by September 8. 

For something like a discussion board, or a writing assignment that requires a "process" approach, it would be better to be able to include multiple deadlines for different stages within the same assignment, each with their own points, if possible. 

Thank you!

mary_bolton
Community Member

Please make this change!  Multiply due dates would be extremely helpful.

MelindaBurchard
New Member

I love that idea. I too give two due dates for one discussion post, one for initial post, second for response to two peers. Two due dates would help students remember in their CANVAS calendar.

lshulman
Community Participant

I read somewhere here that these "Checkpoints" are now/ recently active (or will be soon)? Where can I find information on how to use this new feature or verify if/when it will become active?

Thanks

CoreyMcLaughlin
Community Member

How was this voted on 7 years ago with no action taken since? Just about everyone who uses Discussion forums wants multiple due date capability! What's the hold out here? THEORY - This is a problem with Apps and LTI & Canvas since if something exists and is partnered with Canvas then Canvas has no motivation to improve that particular area. e.g. Harmonize does this within Canvas as a paid service so why would Canvas improve their discussion posts? Does Canvas sign a non-compete with partners I wonder? idk. Just a theory. 

cadman_shane
Community Participant

Any updates?? Is anybody from the company reading this?? Some sort of response would be much appreciated!!

jlhummel
New Member

This has been a request since 2015 and it still hasn't been addressed!?!?!  This is a basic feature that is needed.  So many would benefit this.  Can we please finally get this feature?

bvanbuskirk
New Member

I agree that this feature would be extremely helpful.

Choachy
Community Member

+1 on this is a necessary feature, and should have been implemented long ago.

mshepcsuchico
New Member

Is it really 7 years since this was requested? 

JK16
New Member

Canvas, what gives? Would you please offer some communication to us? People have been asking for this feature for at least 7 years. We still need & want it!

Thank you.

jlmoss
Community Member

+1 to this idea. Many of our faculty would like to see multiple due dates and/or multiple submission notifications for discussions so replies can be easily graded as well as posts. 

bvanbuskirk
New Member

PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN 😀