It would be helpful to have a way for students to submit questions to the instructor in a way that allows the instructor to see who asked the question. The student question would by default NOT be visible to everyone, but the instructor could choose to make it visible in the system. Ideally, there would also be options to respond either directly to the student, or post a response to the entire group through the system.
The open-ended polls can be used for this, but I'd like to be able to have this option without launching a poll. (Also, I've found moderation a bit buggy, so that's a concern.
There are a lot of great ideas here. I’ll bring this sort of direct messaging and moderation changes to our design team and see if we can distill them down and make something really cool.
And, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having any troubles or see some bugginess with moderation. We definitely want to fix that!
tom ferna commented