Ideas & Themes Open for Voting October 16 - November 15

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We are excited to share that we are opening Ideas & Themes for voting from October 16, 2023 to November 15, 2023. 

Background on Ideas & Themes 

Instructure’s  Ideas & Themes voting process launched in March of this year. Community members are able to submit ideas year-round, while theme voting occurs twice per year. For those of you who are new to Ideas & Themes  - you can see how it all works in this video or via our how-to guides



Updates from March Ideas & Themes Voting

In March, we held our first round of voting with twelve themes identified for your input. Following the vote, four of these themes were selected for discovery and development. Our product teams have been hard at work to understand high priority problems to solve within each of these themes and validate the learnings, vet the designs for each approach, and get development underway. 


This body of work will allow instructors to: 

  • Differentiate content for students through selective release of modules
  • More efficiently and effectively use rubrics for meaningful assessment of student learning
  • Provide opportunity for more meaningful discussions with checkpoints (or multiple due dates) for the initial post and subsequent replies. 
  • Deliver faster Item Analysis, which allows instructors to make meaningful and timely decisions about teaching and learning. We’ve already delivered value on this theme and will continue to improve this report in Q4. 

In addition to the work tied to these 4 In Development themes, our product teams have also released updates and improvements that address 73 individual ideas submitted!


October Ideas & Themes Voting

Since our last voting window in March, our team has reviewed over 700 idea submissions from Community members for our Canvas and Impact products. Our team has aligned these ideas to 100 themes and is currently finalizing a short list of themes for you all to vote on between October 16th - November 15th.

Once voting closes in November, our team will review and assess which themes should be moved to the Prioritized theme status.  To provide time for our teams to review and connect with Community members during what we know can be a very busy time of year, we will announce which themes we plan to prioritize for discovery and development within the first half of 2024 during the first two weeks of January.