Allow for the managment of multiple sections within a single course
I often teach 4-5 sections of the same course in a semester. I do not set up 5 different mastering courses. That's too much to keep track of. All of my sections get the same course ID, and within Mastering I place them into groups based on sections for easy gradebook filtering. This doesn't integrate with learning catalytics so well. Since all students are in the same masteringclass, they all get placed into the same learning catalytics course. The problem arises when it comes to grades.
To simplify, say I have 2 sections. One meets monday/wednesday, the other meets tuesday/thursday.
I start a session monday,and end it that day. Monday students get a grade, tuesday students get a zero.
I start a session monday and keep it open, monday takes quiz, tuesday comes in, questions are delivered again. Monday and tuesday students only get half credit because they didn't participate in both rounds
I set up my module with 6 questions. I deliver 3 questions to monday's class. I keep session open and deliver the remaining 3 questions to tuesday's class. Same problem, students only get half credit.
It ultimatly leads to me adjusting student grades by hand.
I really don't want multiple mastering classes. It would be great if I could group students into sections just like in mastering and deploy a module or session to only those students while not penalizing the students in a different section