I'm still new to Canvas, and I realize I probably didn't set this up correctly (and hence made twice as much work for myself at a busy time!). I am teaching an online course with 190 students. I'm giving students extra credit for engaging in a certain number of extra discussions, and I'm now finding it challenging to try to tally the number of discussions each student has participated in. I wasn't completely sure how--or if--I could set up things to feed into the grade book since this is extra, so each discussion forum (there are 15 total forums) is not graded. I was hoping I could easily go into each forum after today's deadline to simply look at a list--in alphabetical order--of the students who posted. Is there no way to order things alphabetically in the forums? It looks like the posts can only be ordered by date, unless I am missing something. At this rate, it will take a long time for me to go through my student list and mark off who has participated and who has not, and I worry I will miss something in the process!
I feel there must be some easier way within Canvas of creating a report that would easily show, at a glance, my class list, and have some information about how many discussions each student participated in. I could then just go down the alphabetical list and make note of how much extra credit each student should get. I do know I can click on People and then look at an activity report for each individual student. That is nice in that I can see all the posts for each student right there in one place, but there is a lot of going back and forth since I can only look at one report at a time, and there appears to be no forward arrow button that could move me through the reports. I click on one and then have to go back to the main list to click on the next one. That too will take a lot of time.
I hope this is making sense. Again, I might have shot myself in the foot by not setting this up in the best way, but I am learning!