Separate Deadlines for Questions and Responses
Allow for separate deadlines for questions and responses. There is often a concern that people will wait until the last minute to ask questions and this could help alleviate that concern.
Planned Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton • Upvoted: 25 Jan • Comments: 8
This would be helpful in preventing students from waiting until the last minute
Many students would appreciate the extra prompt to post early, giving their peers time to respond to their curiosity feed.
This might encourage students to scroll around more and figure out what discussions they want to be a part of. My experience with Packback is that, often, there are a good proportion of excellent questions that don’t have any responses because they come in about an hour before everything is due when most people have already responded. So these posts don’t get the attention they deserve. This feature would mean that the procrastinators get to have their questions be part of the discussion even if they still save their commenting till the last minute. And this also wouldn’t prevent the conscientious students from responding early if they wanted to.
I fully agree with this! My students are waiting until the last minute to post their questions and responses and as result questions with a lot of plagiarism are getting responses before they can be moderated. If I manipulate different due dates in my LMS Packback would still grade them as being on time, which would create more manual grading problems.
It makes sense to have the PackBack Questions due a couple of days prior to the Answer Deadline. The first person to post will not have any questions to answer. Students cannot fully engage with the assignment if others have not posted yet.
This is critical. My students have asked for this repeatedly, as well.
Yes! I have the question due 2 days before the response but can only give 1 due date currently.
Many of the professors that I work with would love this feature added to prevent last second questions!