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  1. Zero-point score values on Gradebook.

    On gradebook there needs to be the possibility for 0-point value assignments and scores with negative scores.

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      4 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
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        9 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to provide textual information about the categories of different kinds of assignments or grades.

        I want to be able to tell students something about that particular category of assignment or exam that is common to all assignments in that category. My work-around is to tell them on the first time they encounter an assignment from that category, but that seems less good because it is confusing about whether it applies to just that assignment or to all assignments in that particular category.

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          1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
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          • Photos under the "BYU Grades" tab.

            It would be really nice if student photos were displayed under the "BYU Grades" tab. It would help to learn names, and would eliminate the need to go to the class schedule to put a name to a face when the grades show that students are struggling.

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              0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
            • Assignable late penalty

              I would rather allow a student to submit late, with a small point penalty as a disincentive, than to bar them from submitting it. The system would automatically assess a point penalty when an assignment is late. You would need four boxes:
              1. penalty amount
              2. score unit (% or points)
              3. time amount
              4. time unit

              16 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
              • Upload Multiple Files

                It would be great if students could upload more than one file to an assignment (an assignment that has two or more parts that are each contained in different files). Alternatively, that .zip files could be uploaded when more than one file needs to be uploaded to a given Assignment.

                15 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                • Make it simpler to see what needs to be graded.

                  Put all items to be graded on the instructor and TA dashboard for ease of knowing what remains.

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                    4 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a view of a student's performance over time

                    Allow an instructor (and even the student) to view a plot of any particular student's overall grade as a function of time. This would enable us to see if a student performed better in the class at the beginning of the semester, at the end, or fairly constant throughout. Allow it to be compared with a trend line for the highest and the average grade in the class. In addition to providing insight to individual student circumstances, it would also help show if the course is well paced or if some portions of the course might be taught too quickly…

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                      1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                    • Let instructors submit assignments to test

                      When setting up a course, I have no idea what students see when they submit an assignment so I can help them or test that it's working, even in student view. At least let us see the box that pops up when they hit the submit button. Ideally, the instructor should have a "dummy student" account to test submission and grading procedures.

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                        1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                      • Export category totals

                        Exporting grades to Excel provides a spreadsheet with individual homework scores, but not with the computed Homework category total (which might have dropped the lowest score, etc.). Category totals should be exported, as well.

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                          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                        • submit a URL for an assignment

                          Allow students to submit a URL for an assignment. In CS, we can have students host their code on an external site like GitHub, and then for the assignment they just turn in a link. This would be useful for assignments in many other departments as well, e.g. a link to a blog post or a Google Doc.

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                            1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                          • 9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                            • Order of assignments in Gradebook columns needs to be the same as assignment order

                              Currently the grade book will list everything by due dates first (so different weighted categories appearing inside one another like exam #1 falling in a column between homework assignments). I know that we can select to just view homework or exams, but I would prefer when I go onto gradebook to see everything sorted by subject. So if homework is first on my assignment page, I want to see that appear first, then all the quizzes together, then all the exams together, etc. regardless of due date. Also when three homework assignments are due on the same day, where I…

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                                0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                              • Create assignments from a spreadsheet or csv

                                In the courses I work with (as a graduate student instructor) I often need to create assignments for every day of the semester, but with different titles, point values, and descriptions. However, there is a pattern to the items that I can easily produce in a program like excel (for instance the description contains a hyperlink that is based on the assignment title).
                                I would like to be able to upload a spreadsheet with my assignments and have learning suite create assignments based on the information. Specifically, I would like the ability to enter an assignment title, due date, description…

                                9 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                • Adjust columns on Gradebook

                                  The columns should be adjustable in Gradebook. If there are too many, than it only shows the first part of the name, which is problematic when they start with similar names.

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                  • Don't collapse titles of assignments in column headings

                                    In the "Scores" screen, the column headings (which correspond to individual assignments) are collapsed so that only the first 8 characters show, making it extremely difficult to know which assignment corresponds to which column. If the assignment titles must be collapsed, I'd suggesting making the entire title visible when the user clicks on the little arrow in the column heading. This has been a major frustration.

                                    7 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow comments on rubric

                                      I appreciate the addition of a rubric. Canvas has a nice feature on its rubric where instructors may add comments to each student's individual rubric. The criteria option on the current LS rubric is helpful, but I would prefer to be able to add personal comments.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                      • Use of default decimals of 2 in grades

                                        Grades currently defaults to zero decimal places, meaning you can't type in a score with a half point. Most don't know the default can be adjusted (some use scores of 100 to not need half points). It becomes problematic when you delete a quiz question after a quiz has ended and re-score. If a student received a 6/9 and it's scaled to a 10, they'll receive a grade of 6 (LearningSuite rounds ALL decimals down!). They should receive a 6.67.

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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                        • 7 votes
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