FWIW, this Feature Idea, , was open for voting in an earlier voting period, and it didn't get enough votes to move on to the next stage. Maybe it can get some more votes this time 'round.
I just came across this idea submission as well as the one you linked to above. However, unless I'm misunderstanding the comment chain in that post ( ), it is related to adding that functionality to the RCE. Specifically, Scott Dennis' comment was, "While I can't share a specific timeline, it looks promising that we will be able to add a word count to the RCE where a user will see a running count as they are typing in the editor." However, this idea post here is requesting that the word count be added to the SpeedGrader/Crocodoc - which is actually the one we are interested in the most. It would not serve any purpose for the instructors who grade papers, submitted as an uploaded file, to have a Word Count in the RCE.
Thank you so much for your response. I did goof on this one. I miss-read it. My apologies.
We can open this idea for voting, however, if it is ok with you I would like to take 'crocodoc' out of the description. I know it is the tool used in the SpeedGrader now, but we have no control over the development of Crocodoc.
Thanks again. Your idea will open for voting December 2nd.
Hey, it's Dec 2! When can we vote?
See this posting from firstname.lastname@example.org... https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2109#comment-30713
Thank you for your patience, snewman. This idea is now open for voting.
This is a fantastic idea, it would save so much time for our faculty and staff!
Word count in RCE would be great to help students self-monitor and meet the requirements for Discussion replies and Assignment text entry submissions.
But yes, word count in SpeedGrader would be brilliant so teachers can see, at a glance, if that requirement was met. This would be especially helpful when teachers have word count as part of the rubric.
Currently, to determine whether students have met the required length requirements in an assignment, it's necessary to open a file in a word processor, use Turnitin and look at the summary of the originality report, or copy and paste the content of an essay into a blank word processing file. Though each workaround will yield a word count, they each involve several extra steps that add time to evaluating a student's submission.
This would be great for essay questions on quiz submissions in speedgrader. I think our English faculty especially would appreciate it!
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