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Submission comment notification

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not sure if this question or discussion already exists but...

When students make a comment on an assignment submission - especially AFTER the assignment has been seen and graded by the instructor - is there any way to KNOW such later comment has been made other than just Canvas emailed notification? That does not seem very effective to be sure we catch all student comments made after the fact. 

It would be nice if there were some clearly visible notification in the course site/grade center: a colored icon or at least a notice in the course home page (with the list of other notices re: submissions and such).

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Laura ~ It seems like this would be an excellent idea for the feature idea process. Right now, there are notifications with email and Canvas Teacher, and I think there may be other instructors/graders would find it helpful to have some sort of marker either in the course or gradebook to "nudge" them to go in and look at the larger conversation (outside of email and filtering). If you'd like to learn more, this lesson will help: How do I create a new feature idea in the Canvas Community?

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Hello lshulman@nvcc.edu Thank You for posting your question.  By chance, do you have a smart phone and have the Canvas Teacher app (a free download) installed?  I just tested out your process, and as long as I have push notifications enabled, I was notified right away that my "dummy" student account had posted an additional comment to the assignment after it was turned in and graded by the instructor.

How do I download the Teacher app on my iOS device? 

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-11916-71082771614 

This might be one way to help you get notified of additional submission comments.  I hope this helps, Laura.

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No, I do not have a smart phone.

However, that still might not help. Because what I want is some clear way to see new comments when I go into the course site. What you get on your smart phone would still just be the notifications that get "pushed" to you from the course site. I am getting those in my email but do not find them to be sufficient.

- Laura Shulman

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Chris, 

I have the smartphone app, and I agree with Laura's response. While I'm notified (via email and app pop up) that one of my student's either replied to a submission comment or initiated a comment, finding it via the app or the desktop platform is like hunting for Easter Eggs. Ideally, there should be a notation, comment link, or something like that that brings us right to the comment. Unfortunately, a student can make a vague comment from an assignment two weeks ago, and I would have to click through all of my assignments to find it.

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I just got a notification on the app but there is no easy way to find the information again after it appears briefly on my screen. Plus, no easy to way to go directly to the comment. I have to navigate through the course, grades, student, etc. Also, it gets lost quickly if several students submit comments.

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Laura ~ It seems like this would be an excellent idea for the feature idea process. Right now, there are notifications with email and Canvas Teacher, and I think there may be other instructors/graders would find it helpful to have some sort of marker either in the course or gradebook to "nudge" them to go in and look at the larger conversation (outside of email and filtering). If you'd like to learn more, this lesson will help: How do I create a new feature idea in the Canvas Community?

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This shows as SOLVED, but no real solution was offered.  I have over 200 students with several outstanding assignments at a time.  I cannot go back through all of them to find new comments.  It really sucks for both the students and teacher that no notification of new comments is given, so important feedback is missed.

This has happened several times already to me this first quarter using CANVAS, and I was hoping to find a fix.  Apparently, this is not a feature that CANVAS supports, and that is just unfortunate for my online students.  I guess they have to go to the additional step of sending me an email.

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