For each group category, I'd like to see 'who is where'. I cannot find that on Canvas, though it's really a basic piece of information. I don't want to open up all groups to see where students are 'hiding'.
Hi Nino Hardt - This sounded vaguely familiar to me, and I did some digging around the Community and found this (now archived) Feature Idea: Give teachers access to group membership info in user info which, in turn, links to another one here: Ability to view what group and/or classes a student is in when clicking on their name or profile, where Rob Ditto mentions that this information is available in a user's profile information IF that is accessible at your institution. And finally, there is a current one still open for voting that does not answer your immediate need, but is a bit of an improvement here: Expand all group view [group members] . I tried thinking of some other work-arounds that a faculty member might use, and can't think of any off-hand.
Thank you for the overview. Good evidence that Instructure doesn't care about their users. Maybe we can try to compile a list of big unresolved issues, and use it to convince school administrators to demand more from Canvas.
Generally, I suggest that INSTRUCTURE spends less time managing forums and spend more time actually making your software work! Canvas is still years behind D2L when it comes to just the bare basics!
I am sick of spending time on user forums, just to point out that vital features are missing. Every time there is a silly response like 'ah, great idea, maybe go around lobbying for 1000 votes from other people, and then maybe we implement it'. I have a job to do, and it is not to waste my time here! I will rather invest my energy in lobbying against this unfinished and faulty LMS!
Nino Hardt, please be aware that Ken Black and the other people responding to you in the Q & A are Community members who are devoting their own time to provide you assistance based on their own experiences with Canvas. The Find Answers space is intended for us to help one another with the "how-to" questions; if something isn't currently part of the Canvas tool set, other Community members will step up to help you with workarounds (as Ken mentioned, the information you're seeking is available in a student's profile--but your school has to be willing to enable profiles for that information to be accessible to you) or direct you to the The specified item was not found. space. We strive for civility here, and hope you will respond in kind.
Edited my response.
Canvas is just a bad product. It makes managing the class more difficult, and the company is unwilling to implement the most basic features. I'm done with this.
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