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  1. Provide better management of uploaded files

    Uploading files for viewing by students is a useful feature, but does not provide the instructor adequate control. In particular, if a file (such as a PDF of a classroom lecture) is updated, the older version cannot be replaced (although it can be added under a new name). I file management page would be helpful.

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      8 comments  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
    • Allow sections from the same course, but taught by different instructors, to be combined into a single LS course!

      We "team" teach the same course (several instructors, same course) - in blackboard we could combine the sections together so that the students had access to all materials provided by all professors. One stop shopping! Make this happen in LS.

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      • increase character limit in content pages

        from IA training with Lisa Tanner Christensen: Blackboard import put 212,867+ characters in a content page. When we viewed the page we were not able to leave until we had moved some of the characters so it was less than 200,000. This might be a bug. Either way, she would like to be able to exceed this limit.

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        • be able to look at posted documents without switching to student view

          I have uploaded documents for students to read under Contents but in order to be able to view those documents myself, I have to switch to student view. please fix.

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          • Select multiple files to upload at once into Content pages

            Joel noticed when uploading content to his Content tab in Learning Suite that he is only able to select one file at a time to upload. Joel would like to have the ability to select multiple files to upload all at once.

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            • Ability to hide a page until a score has been entered on a particular Gradebook assignment

              I often have students who are sick turn in homework late. I would like to make the solution key to the homework available only to those students who have submitted the assignment (and therefore have a score entered on gradebook. Right now LS lets you hide/publish a page based on *date*. I would like to hide page X for a student until there is a score for assignment Y.

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              • Under "content," when using "insert file," please allow us to replace an existing file

                I do something in my class that I suppose is very common: I post my PowerPoint slides under a "content" page. That process is basically fine, but here is the problem: if I make a change in a file and I need to upload the new version to LearningSuite, "insert file" will not simply replace the old version. Instead, it throws an error: "File (filename) already exists." To work around this, I have to go out of my course, go to "my courses" to the file management area, find the correct file (Be careful not to delete the wrong file!),…

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                • Add Option for online content

                  Add option for online content including the ability for the content to be viewed in LearningSuite but NOT downloaded, copied, or printed. Some journals and book publishers are concerned that their material can be downloaded by students and then shared or posted on the internet. This feature would allow students to view the content inside LearningSuite but prevent distribution.

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                  • It would be nice to be able to edit content offline, say as an xml file, and then upload to LS

                    It would be nice if we could have access to content offline. This would allow us to run scripts to automate the creation of repetitive content, to edit things faster than the editor can keep up with, and to save our own copy of the course.

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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
                    • Better video player

                      Please switch the video playback to player that supports more controls, see youtube or https://www.w3.org/2010/05/video/mediaevents.html for example.

                      Be SURE to include the buttons for slowing down, speeding up, and the slider.

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                      • 3 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
                        • HTML code on pages reformating is insulting

                          When I enter html code, switch to visual, and then back again, it re-formats my code. This may seem like a great feature . . . but really, if someone is technical to edit their html code, doesn't that imply that they have some idea what they are doing, and would like things to stay the way they entered them?

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                          • Allow the creation of assignments without due dates

                            I teach 3 sections of a course across different days of the week. I like to include all 3 sections together on Learning Suite and to create the grade curve across the 3 sections. The different sections don't have common due dates for the same assignment. It would be helpful if assignments could be created without requiring a due date. This would allow me to create a common assignment across all sections without having to then choose a single due date that is misleading to some sections.

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                              0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
                            • Content View Statistics

                              Provide statistics on how many times a given content page has been accessed, per semester if possible. A page with lots of view may contain extremely helpful material, or it may contain material that is difficult for students to understand. A page with few views may be worthless, or the students might not know about it. Whatever the case, view statistics would provide another form of anonymous feedback from student to teacher.

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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
                              • Create an Instructor Section for Content

                                It would be very convenient to be able to store instructor/TA content such as solutions on Learning Suite with other course materials. At present you can make an unpublished page, but then you have to use the 'preview' for links to work.

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                                • Default links to external page

                                  It would be nice if Content or some other location had a default external links page similar to Bb

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                                    • Viewing & accessing past courses

                                      When clicking on the link and accessing past courses, have it sort them by the newest course first and oldest course last.

                                      When you are looking at a previous semester's course, most often you are looking at the semester that just finished, not the oldest course you have. And yet that's what pulls up, the oldest course.

                                      This seems like it would be a very easy thing to do, and yet would also be intuitive and useful for all. Thanks!

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                                      • Internal Linking System

                                        It would be great if Learning Suite had an internal linking system (for example, allowing an announcement to link to content/assignments). Currently, it appears only external URLs can be posted.

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                                        • SCORM

                                          Please make Learning Suite SCORM compliant. It would be nice to attach a learning tutorial with quizzes and let the students access the module through Learning Suite and have the quiz results reported into BYU's LMS.

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