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Visual difference for "completed" assignment

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As a student, one of the biggest things that I wish Schoology had is a way to tell the difference between a completed and uncompleted assignment in the upcoming list and the calendar. An assignment with a submission box or other measurable "completeness" (test submitted, comment posted etc.) would be completed once that measure is fulfilled. Assignments that are graded but do not have submissions could just have a checkbox or button that marks the assignment as complete or not complete. Visually the difference could be as simple as a color change for completed assignments, but anything that allows completion to be determined without opening the full assignment would be good.

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    Mr. Narell

    This would be great. We recently switch from another LMS that had this feature and it is the #1 item many of my students miss.

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    Diane Lytle

    I hear this request from students all the time. Even if they have submitted an assignment/quiz/discussion, it stays in their Updates list. If they have a lot of courses to keep track of, having this feature would be very helpful for them. 

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    Mr. Harnisch

    It doesn't even have to be a huge thing to update, but even if the font changed color on the assignment to indicate something had been submitted, it would be a huge mental aid for students who are bombarded with assignments from multiple classes to keep track of what has been completed and what still remains.

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    Diane Lytle

    A checkmark or some other visual cue would be better than a changed font color because of ADA issues with colorblindness. 

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    Mr. Narell

    Strikeout would probably serve many folks with different needs. 

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    Leigh Arscott

    Yes, we are hearing complaints from students, parents, and teachers about how confusing the "upcoming" assignments area is and how they have no way to distinguish between what has been completed or not. Anything, like a color change, strike-out, check mark, or better yet, a "submitted on time" area, would help clear up this major point of confusion for all of our stakeholders. 

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    Philip Pulley Ed.D.

    Two years later and no progress. This probably has more total upvotes than any other request I have seen. What happened to the increase in funding and progress for long-promised features?

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    Diane Lytle

    Philip, Yes, I had high hopes for more R&D for these requests too. I'm sure Covid and a huge influx of new students slowed them down, but I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that we will see some movement now that things are setting down.... 

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    Holmes Admin

    Recently switched to Schoology and the Upcoming List is, by far, is the most disappointing feature.  It seems like a very basic request.  Even Google Classroom can show completed vs not done.  Students are so frustrated with it.  All of these upvotes over more than 3 years and still not movement. Not even anywhere on the Roadmap.  Disappointing Schoology!

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    Philip Pulley Ed.D.

    Ah, you should be aware that feature requests seem to be where good ideas go to die.

    I have linked sections and the Upcoming list allows other sections to access assignments with completion and sequential order rules. The latest issue, a student moved from one section to another and because of MTSS interventions, I moved him to the modified test group in the new section. Was told to take him out of the current section, to go back to the original section, reactivate him, and take him out of the unmodified grading group. Then go back to the current section and reactivate him. Did all that and for today's semester exam...he was 3 questions into the unmodified version. Both were STILL showing up for him. Unbelieveable.

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