Apply Grace Period to Open Response Assessments

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One of the top six development priorities for UT Austin Master's in Computer Science & Data Science programs is allowing late submissions with a policy. UT Austin Nutritional Sciences would also like to allow late submissions for an ORA.

Current State
While edX has a grace period and extensions, neither apply to Open Response Assessments. If a student needs an extension or to submit an assignment late, the entire due date for the assignment must be changed.

Desired State
Apply the grace period OR allow extensions to be applied to the Open Response Assessments, which has stricter due dates and grading periods than may be the case for MOOCs. Ultimately, the UT CS program would like to be able to set a policy settings that includes a timeframe after which the grade drops by some number of points or percentage (after the due date and during the grace period). At a minimum, applying the grace period or an extension to the ORA would allow for late submissions.

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Ben Piscopo
March 31, 2021, 3:35 PM

[Food for Thought] The realities of managing a course containing ORAs with due dates is very taxing to course teams. It’s a certainty that learners will miss a due date and ask for extensions. Their stories should come through in the grading interviews too.

Something that came up today with RIT was the notion that this could be semi-automated. did you hear this, too?

Essentially, for low-stakes ORA assignments, could it be possible to just allow learners to extend their own ORA due date? Perhaps this feature could be toggled by the course team; but having the auto-extension option would remove multiple emails, explanations, confirmation and then all the work in Studio to setup another ORA and reconcile the grades… sigh

There is just so much manual work to ensure learners can submit something to an ORA later. This would give back so much time to the course team. FYI

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Vicki Hall

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Educator Experiences - Course Authoring Experience

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