How To Know When Work Is Waiting for Review

I am teaching CSD for the first time this year. I am experienced teaching CS, but not

One tool that seems to be lacking is a notification when a student completes an assessment (e.g. CSD Unit 2 Lesson 3 Level 8) and when a student resubmits work after receiving feedback.

My workaround has been to download all teacher feedback into a CSV, import it into Excel and filter for lessons with a Review State of “Waiting for review”.

This works to get me a list of students who have responded to feedback and whose work I need to re-assess.

However, there does not seem to be a way to get a list of students who have submitted work for the first time. Since those students do not have any feedback, yet, they do not show up in the download of All Teacher Feedback.

Any ideas? Does anyone have a better system?



Is the complete lack of response to this a lack of interest in the topic or does it reflect the fact that the Code.Org tools do not offer a way to know when students have submitted work that needs to be reviewed? It seems like such an important feature for a teaching platform to have. Am I missing something? Or have other teachers found a way to work around this deficiency?



You might want to assign work with something like Google Classroom.


I do this, but it requires students to remember to turn in the Google classroom assignment after submitting their assignment. Some do, some don’t.


John Wilson

Computer Science & Math Teacher

Park Slope Collegiate

@jwilson25 ,

I don’t believe that there is any notification system built into the toolset. I use canvas, which I realize does require students to submit a link to an external system, but that works for me because all assignments in my class go through canvas and I have to train my students to submit all work that way.

You could submit a request to and they can add it to their feature request list for future consideration.




I do something similar with google classroom, but it’s not ideal.
I have submitted this request to



If anyone would like to send this suggestion to, feel free to use the following text. The more the merrier!

Yes, I did. And I encourage anyone else who would like this feature to copy the email below and send it to


It would be SO helpful if you could add a grading queue or have a grading notification system so teachers would know when a student submits a lesson and also when a student revises work after receiving feedback.