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Allow for completion to have a due date

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The student completion function is great when teachers have a sub because it requires students to complete tasks in order as well as shows students what percentage they have completed.

By adding the due date function it will show in the "upcoming feed" and also tell the students that it is due by the end of class.

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    Mrs. Lunceford

    They used to allow for this in the bulk edit feature, but have discontinued that with a recent "gradebook enhancements" - I would love to just be able to put the due date on the assignment when it is created and have it stay with the completion rules set. This gives students clear goals for completing work.

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    Karin Chunn

    Allowing for completion to have a due date for set assignments
    If an assignment due date function is added it permits the students to use time management skills to complete the necessary tasks and frees up the This feature will also allow the student to become the independent learner for which we are striving for him/her to become.

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    Scott Kozic

    I am a product manager at Schoology. I have a question for you regarding this post and comments.

    I would like your opinion as to whether or not the due date is just informational for the student, or if it has consequences if the student does not meet the due date but meets the completion rule that is set. These are the type of questions I need to answer for my specification:

    1. If the completion rule is met after the due date, can the student still move to the next material?
    2. If the completion rule is met after the due date, does the student get full grading credit for that material in the grade book and mastery views?
    3. If the due date passes and the student has not met the completion rule, can they even submit or get credit for the material?

    For any of the above questions, are the answers variable and does the instructor need to be able to set what the answer is for any particular material?

    Thanks for your input.

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    Mrs. Copley

    I teach math classes. Our math department uses the completion ability to give student immediate access to assignment answer keys once they have submitted an assignment.

    My entire class is not set to Student Completion, rather only selective folders are set to student completion with two materials.

    The first is the assignments to which students must make a submission.

    The second is a PDF file of the answer key which students must view. (So, there is no grade assigned for viewing this second material.)

    I need to have the ability to set a firm due date on the assignment, but I like the ability to use student completion to automatically "unlock" the answer key.

     

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    Mrs. Lunceford

    @Scott Kozac

    I am glad that we are able to add the due dates with bulk edit again.  This does help.  It just would be nice if the due date wasn't deleted if added before the completion rules set.

    1. If the completion rule is met after the due date, can the student still move to the next material?

    For my class yes, they still have to meet the completion rule even if it is past the due date in order to move onto the next material.  They must understand one concept before moving on to the next.


    2. If the completion rule is met after the due date, does the student get full grading credit for that material in the grade book and mastery views?

    I do not mark down for late work, but do like if it is marked late for informational purposes it is helpful for me, the student and the parent to make sure we address the reason that the work is late.  However, students can learn at different rates and that is not something that lower the credit available for.


    3. If the due date passes and the student has not met the completion rule, can they even submit or get credit for the material?

    Yes, I still require students to submit the work. 

     

    I really need due dates in order for students to set goals and complete work in a timely manner.  It also lets students know when I will mark these assignments missing in the gradebook.  We use synergy so I have to hand enter everything from schoology to synergy- I mark things that are not submitted by the due date missing until they are turned in.  Again this helps clue students and parents in that they are falling behind on their coursework.

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    Melanie Zolnier

    We need the due dates so that the work shows up on student calendars and workload mapping! 

    1. If the completion rule is met after the due date, can the student still move to the next material?

    Yes - the due date is more for workflow than anything else.


    2. If the completion rule is met after the due date, does the student get full grading credit for that material in the grade book and mastery views?

    It would depend on the assignment and the reason that they did not complete the work by the due date.


    3. If the due date passes and the student has not met the completion rule, can they even submit or get credit for the material?

    Again, it depends on the assignment.

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    Eddie Resendiz

    Was there a response to Melanie?  

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