I'd like to give both faculty and students the option to re-order the items on their To Do list in terms of their personal priority. As an instructor (and I assume a student) we have the option to remove an item from the list, but not re-order them.
For an example: I would like to be able to set the order of my to-do list based on the grading needs and which need to be turned around the quickest. As students, they should have the ability to prioritize assignments for classes in the order they need to be completed based on their own schedule and demands, not <only> based on submission deadline.
An additional benefit would be the option to "pin" or "star" assignments with priority levels (high, standard, and low) for increased visibility.
As someone with ADHD, the giant list of in-progress work can be incredibly difficult to process, and I end up being repetitive and creating my own list in terms of priority, which defeats the purpose of the feature.