Learn how we are incorporating your ideas and feedback to improve Brightspace for everyone. Learn more about the PIE platform through the Baking a Better PIE article.
I would love for it to be possible on notification emails for Quizzes to include the grade also in the email so I don't have to look it up in the LMS every time?
We do a lot of placement tests, and this would save a lot of time.
I'm interested in a couple of features.
One-click rubric grading - one click selects all the criteria in a column at once. But then individual rows can be re-graded/adjusted as needed rather than the current setup where each criteria row needs to be individually clicked. I don't even want to do the math on how many clicks I endure in semester to grade all assignments across all of my courses.
Annoucements where instructor have the ability to allow comments or not. Sometimes students may want to ask questions or interact with course announcements.
Assignment comments should be able to be threaded. Students often ask questions in the comments when assignments are submitted. If I respond and have additional questions, there should be an option for us to engage in a conversation about their work within the assignment.
Could you make the profile pictures bigger? They are so small it doesn't do a good job of allowing instructors to learn student's faces. Also, students who take a selfie often have to lower the quality to get it in the small file size requirement. There is no need to have it be that small anymore.
@Naomi.K.444 I visited the link in your post:
It invites people to share their input in the "comments below". Unfortunately, comments are not enabled for the post.
Here is some of the text from the page:
What do you think?
Having absorbed these changes, we ask two things from you. First, we’d love your feedback on these changes in the comments below. Second, we’d like to get a sense of where the current process isn’t effective; where good ideas somehow don’t seem to get the recognition they deserve. If you can think of a PIE submission not currently in the top 10 that you think is worthy of greater attention, please link to it in the comments below. Most importantly, share why this recommendation is important to you. Collectively, your feedback and PIE highlights will help us in the ongoing process of making PIE more effective — for you and for D2L.
My top-line response re the PIE is that there are MANY well-reasoned, well-supported, and innovative ideas on the PIE, some dating back as far as a decade, on which there has been zero or negligible forward movement. This is not encouraging.
Re specific issues, my biggest concern is the archaic and limiting nature of available quiz question types and the onerous workflows required to create them. These shortcomings are laid out in my PIE item (D9656) and in Joseph Verble's (D6377). The ideas are not new. Requests for more innovative question types date back to 2013.
Re the "Baking a Better PIE" post, it looks as if you're on the right track in terms of improving the platform overall. Planned improvements certainly reflect some of the problems I regularly experience with the current system. For instance:
(1) use more concrete language and avoid using the passive voice wherever possible. This is especially visible in the old PIE "Status Definitions." For instance, what does this actually mean:
"Ideas in Gathering Feedback are not committed to being developed and may move into any downstream status depending on the outcome of the research by the Product Manager."
* I notice that a new and updated version of this definition is now in the works, but as far as I can see, the current status definition page still has these old definitions on it.
(2) add dates to each PIE item that indicate when status changes occurred. I posted this as a PIE item (D10445).
(3) figure out a different way to acknowledge the receipt of new ideas. After seeing it so many times, repeated use of the following sentence begins to feel disingenuous:
"Hi [NAME], thanks for your idea. We will let you know if it goes into planning."
(4) on a related note, I would like to see more timely engagement from the team monitoring the PIE. I repeatedly asked moderators to add a list of "linked submissions" to my PIE item. No responses despite tagging specific D2L individuals.
@Christine.G.925 have you see this for peer assessment?
There's some wonderful feedback being offered in this discussion but want to help ensure that it's connected to existing PIE items/product teams working on new features.
For this reason, I'm going to close this discussion- but would encourage each of our posters to keep posting your feature requests to PIE.