Organize discussions by topic rather than interval
I'd like to be able to list the topics students are to discuss rather than the dates. This would give students the message that it is learning the content of the course that is more important than the assignments themselves. It would also give me greater flexibility in working with students who may have had to miss a week due to registration problems, other university commitments, illness, etc.
Under consideration Suggested by: Scott L. Hunsaker • Upvoted: 21 Dec, '21 • Comments: 3
Jessica Tenuta Admin
This is an interesting suggestion, thank you! It is a significant departure from our current gradebook structure, so we will take this suggestion under consideration to see how we can best support topic-based grading and organization rather than just an interval-based organization.
I strongly support this suggestion. Module-based instead of time-based works best for my courses. Not every topic can neatly be squeezed into a week -- some require less time, others more. Module-based assignments also allow students to get credit for work on a topic that they complete later.
I love this idea! I teach a survey course and would love to have student assignments done topically instead of at weekly intervals. It would feel more authentically about creating a conversation instead of just logging a requirement to get a grade.