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by Harmonize Support, on Jul 13, 2020 11:42:41 AM

Milestones allow you to create multiple participation requirements within a single discussion, encouraging students to engage in the discussion multiple times rather than all at once before the due date.

Milestone Setup

  • If you haven't already done so, please make sure that you have properly configured Milestone Dates for your LMS
  • Navigate to a Harmonize Discussion and click the Edit button to get to the settingsHarmonize Discussion Header Edit Button
  • Depending on your LMS and assignment settings, you will either see dates filled in at the top:Add Topic Page Assignment Dates or you will be provided fields to fill in one or more assignment dates:Add Topic Assignment Date Fields
  • Click on the Milestones tab and then click Add Milestones to add a milestoneTopic Settings Milestones Tab Add Milestone Button
  • After adding a single milestone, several options are displayedMilestone Options 
    1. At the top, you'll get to choose which assignment date you want to base the milestone completion dates on.  The setting defaults to the assignment due date, but you can change it to the available from date, available to date, or choose not to have any milestone completion dates.Set Milestone Complete By Dates Relative to field
    2. Within the Milestone section is the Milestone Complete By setting.  This allows you to set when each individual milestone must be completed by relative to the date you selected above.  You can either pick the date manually or use the and  buttons to enter a number of days relative to your selected assignment date.Milestone Complete By Date Selector
    3. For each milestone, you can select how many PostsCommentsReplies and Reactions are needed to satisfy the requirementsMilestone Requirements Section
    4. At the bottom there is the Total Requirements section, which shows how many PostsCommentsReplies and Reactions are required across all milestonesMilestones Total Requirements Section
  • Once all milestones have been entered, click the Save & Close button to save the settings and return to the discussion

Teacher View

When milestones are setup in a discussion, teachers receive an overview of milestone progress across all of the students participating in the discussion

Harmonize Discussion Header Milestones

  • A solid green bar represents the percentage of students who have completed a milestone
  • A light green bar represents the percentage of students who have made some progress towards completing a milestone
  • gray bar represent the percentage of students who have made no progress on a milestone
  • The total number of Posts and Comments & Replies for the entire discussion are displayed next to the milestones

Student View

Students receive a similar view to teachers when milestones are setup on a discussion, the main difference being the overview tracks only their personal progressHarmonize Discussion Milestone Overview Student

  • solid green bar shows how much progress a student has made on a milestone
  • green checkmark appears next to milestones that have been completed
  • Counts for Posts, Comments & Replies and Responses Received show the student's contribution to the discussion and reactions from others in the discussion respectively

If a student is late in completing one or more milestones, they will be presented with a slightly different viewHarmonize Discussion Milestones Overview Late Student View

  • solid red bar shows how much of milestone progress was completed after the milestone due date
  • red checkmark shows which milestones were completed after the milestone due date
  • red attention icon shows which milestones are incomplete and overdue

Submissions to Grade Book

  • Submissions will show up in the grade book if the due date has passed or if all of the milestones are completed, whichever one occurs first.
Topics:Harmonize Support ArticleMilestonesMultiple Due Dates

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