There can be a few reasons for this. One of which is the number of days defined in the domain settings before an item will display in the student's to due list. If the activity is gradable etc. We would need a student enrollment ID to investigate.
This is very confusing for k and even 1 students. They see that number next to "To Do' and "activities" they think that's all they need to complete. I can't seem to get past it. The file folders and check marks are soooo much easier. Is there any way to remove these numbers next to "To Do" and "activities" ?