Why can't we specify due dates for graded discussion topics?

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dunstb@westmoreland.edu
dunstb@westmoreland.edu Posts: 2 🌱
edited November 2022 in Customer Enablement

I'm new to Brightspace. I've searched the articles and discussions, but see nothing about what seems like a very natural and obvious issue: Why aren't due dates able to be specified for graded discussion topics? Restricting availability doesn't allow students to post late--neither does locking. I would like to set a due date so students can use their course calendar and notification settings to keep track of their work; but I would also like to allow students to submit late work. I think wanting both of these things at the same time is totally reasonable; no?

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  • [Deleted User]
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    @Brian Dunst​ Hi Brian,

    You can achieve this by adding the graded discussion topic in the content tool under a module and then specifying the due date for this topic.

     

    Please follow the below steps to assign a due date on a graded discussion topic,

    1.Go to a course

    2.Access the content tool

    3.Click on a module where you would like to add this graded discussion topic

    4.Click on Add Existing Activities button

    5.From the dropdown choose Discussions

    6.Click on the Forum name where the graded discussion topic exists

    7.Click on Graded Discussion topic

    8.Now the graded discussion topic will be added under the module

    9.Click on the down arrow next to the graded discussion topic name

    10.From the dropdown menu click on Edit Properties in Place

    11.Click on Add Dates and restrictions and specify the due date

    12.Click on Update

     

    Thanks,

    Nik

  • dunstb@westmoreland.edu
    dunstb@westmoreland.edu Posts: 2 🌱
    edited November 2022
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    Thanks Nik.

  • Sydney.Munsterman122
    Sydney.Munsterman122 Posts: 1 🌱
    edited November 2022
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    Hello,

     

    I came across this article as I am also trying to create discussion threads with due dates for my students. Following the steps above does not work though as there is no option to Edit Properties in Place. Please advise. Thank you!

  • kelli.hiller761
    kelli.hiller761 Posts: 1 🌱
    edited November 2022
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    Sydney- the above didn’t work for me either but then I clicked on the course calendar and found the set dates. You can add it there.

     

  • Jane.Sims4586
    Jane.Sims4586 Posts: 2 🌱
    edited November 2022
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    D2L, when can we expect to add due dates for discussions in the same way as for assignments and quizzes? This would also allow us to update these dates in Manage Dates. Thank you, Jane

  • Timothy.S.270
    Timothy.S.270 Posts: 1 🌱
    edited November 2022
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    The ability to add due dates for discussions in the same way as for assignments and quizzes would be very useful. D2L - is this on your roadmap?

  • tim.davis@ccaurora.edu
    tim.davis@ccaurora.edu Posts: 2 🌱
    edited November 2022
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    Agree with many above - while there is a workaround discussed above, I believe there should be more of a focus on providing an actual Discussion due date setting. This would make it consistent with other activities in D2L. Consistency is key to user friendliness. Thanks.

  • Julie.L.787
    Julie.L.787 Posts: 291 admin
    edited November 2022
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    Hi @Jane Sims​ , @Timothy Schaffer​ , @Tim Davis​ ,

    Thank you all for sharing your experiences and recommendations with us regarding Discussion due dates!

    We encourage you to share more within our Product Idea Exchange. There is currently a submission there for this issue. You can access PIE through the main navbar in the Community and search for item D5102.

    We value your input here as it helps us to determine what issues to focus on for improvement.