I normally use workshop activity as a synchronous task where all students are in the same page: first they upload, then they grade their peers and finally they see the results.
Sometimes I've got a student that could not deliver on time, when the workshop is already closed. Normally what I do is activate "late submissions", change the state to grading phase and evaluate the task, then I recalculate grades and change the state again to closed.
But there are some pain points doing this, compared to the task activity:
- I miss having a reminder as a teacher in workshop activity to know which students needs grading, like the task activity has in the course overview block.
- Changing state between closed and grading evaluation phase is cumbersome. Sometimes students have to remind me to change state if they can't submit, and other times they want to know their grade and I've got to change state again to closed.
So I propose these two features:
- add grading reminders in the course overview block for ungraded tasks.
- merge closed and grading evaluation phase.
Is someone else interested in this? I could add the issues in the tracker if they make sense.