Configure an Anonymous Gradeable Discussion Topic at your own risk …

How should this feature be designed? It’s bewildering.

I got an email this week from an Instructor who wanted students to be able to submit suggestions through a discussion topic without peer pressure. So she configured the topic to be anonymous.

But she wanted to offer a grade for some of the best ideas. So she configured the topic to be gradeable.

But anonymous from student to student is also anonymous to the Instructor. Go figure.

But the system allowed her to do it anyway.

Obviously a bug. But how should it work?