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Likes, Helpfuls, and Stars in Canvas?

Question asked by Kona Jones Champion on May 6, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2016 by Suzanne Wakim

In the Add a "like" button, star ratings, or "mark as helpful" options to discussion posts feature request there was an interesting discussion started on the difference between likes, helpful, and stars, and pedagogically how you might use them differently in your course.

 

Scott Dennis asked the question, "Just out of curiosity; if people had both likes and star ratings, how would you use them differently.  In yesterday's CanvasLIVE session, I though Jordan Dayton did a great job of explaining how he uses the 'like' and 'mark helpful' features in the community differently.  Curious to hear what others think?"

 

He also pondered, "I wonder if it would be more useful if we had a discussion tool in the LMS that had both 'likes' and star ratings and, maybe just the teacher, or maybe everyone, could see an aggregate rating based on the stars.  Maybe if there were up to five stars and anyone could use them to rate a given post and you could see an aggregate 'score' for the post based on all the ratings given?"

 

So, what does everyone think?

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