I had one faculty member contact me a little after one week into the semester and state that she was not seeing a needs grading indicator in the gradebook for a discussion post that she was using in an online course to determine if the students were engaging with the course materials prior to the withdrawal due to non-attendance date. She further stated that when she checked the discussion itself, the students in question had posted. We determined that it wasn't an issue with the students only replying to another student and not the original post. Rather it appeared that the students in question had all replied prior to the actual start of the semester based upon the institution's settings for the course.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I have attempted, without success, to replicate the issue.