FSH Instructor Lindie Wilhelm (FSH 230: Construction/Draping/Flat Pattern 2) wrote to ask about the difficulties she was having in tracking student comments and posts with the new U/I:
I get the alert that a new message or post has come in, but I cannot find it anywhere!
She continues: The New/Unread sort tool works only part of the time. I then have to go back through all the posts and look for the unread one. I’ve resorted to having my students email me their questions which is of course, very time-consuming switching back and forth from the Discussion area.
The affected topics in Lindie's class are all set to the list view. And the issue here has to do with the way the list view works.
In the grid view, the topic always opens to the first page. So when you do a sort, you are already in the right place to see the relevant information.
What is the best way to find a particular comment again?
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I occasionally get emails from online instructors seeking advice on teaching issues. I review their class, think through the problem, and do my best to offer them a workable solution and relevant resources. When it (finally) occurred to me that other teachers might have similar concerns, I decided to post some of these questions and answers here. I hope you find them helpful! If you need help or advice or support with online teaching, please drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org).