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  1. Place some visual indicator on grade columns that are hidden from student view

    Current Situation: In the Gradebook, I can go to a grade column-->click the down arrow-->click on Edit Assignment-->select Scheduling (tab at top)-->and then fill in the Hide an Assignment box for a date in the future. Once that date is populated, I have no way of knowing that the grade column is hidden for my students, unless I open up the Edit Assignment dialogue box again. This is especially problematic for courses that get copied from one semester to another; those "hide until dates" appear to copy to the next semester (and increment the year to the next year so…

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      1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
    • Make it easier to find files you've uploaded in previous classes

      In the current configuration, instructors have two options for uploading files into folders under the content tab. One option is to upload the file from the instructors PC, the other is to MANUALLY scroll through a list of files that have already been uploaded at some prior time. The problem with the latter option is that in many cases, instructors have hundreds of files they've uploaded on different occasions. I the instructors tries to upload a one of the files from his/her PC, there is an error message that says you must scroll through the enormous list of files you've…

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      • Please allow me to "turn off" the feature that shows students what grade they are getting in the class.

        Please allow me to "turn off" the feature that shows students what grade they are getting in the class. Two reasons. 1. Learning Suite does not calculate my course grades the way I want it to (my system is pretty complex), so the reported grade is always wrong. But I like to use L.S. so that students can see that I've correctly entered their scores. 2. There are too many students who panic because L.S. will tell them they are failing when only a few assignments have been entered (half of their grade comes in the final, so it's not…

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          0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to make a note under student's name in grader

          I need to keep track of whether or not a student has used a late pass. I don't want to have to bury it in comments on a single assignment, since I can't automatically remember which assignment s/he used it on. Also, it would be nice to keep track of other info (such as "warned twice about not following formatting directions," or "warned about tardies") attached to just the student's name and not a particular assignment.

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          • Ability to download a version of the student's uploaded assignment that includes the notes I've added.

            For instructors who need to submit (for faculty review or employment renewal) samples of student work WITH instructor's comments, I'd like the ability to download and save copies of my students' papers (that have been uploaded through Learning Suite) that INCLUDE my added notes (feedback). The feedback/notes disappear when I "download," so that all I see is the student's text.

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            • Tag or Differentiate Schedule entries based on their association with Lecture or Lab

              When I organize the course in the Schedule tab, it would be incredibly helpful for the system to track the entries by the relationship to a lecture class or a lab class.

              I teach four sections that meet together for lecture but separately for lab. Learning Suite allows me to manage them separately so that their assignments can be due at their lab times. But when I copy between one section and the other, the Schedule entries don't differentiate between lecture days and lab days, so they just pile into the schedule in the next class day. This is problematic…

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              • Show confirmation dialog before exam submission

                When you reach the last question on an exam, the "Finish and Submit" button looks a lot like the "Continue" button, and is in the same location. If you're going quickly, it's easy to click "Finish and Submit" thinking you are just going to the next question. This is a problem if you wanted to go back and review previous questions. A confirmation dialog would allow you to go back if you clicked "Finish and Submit" by mistake.

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                  0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                • Include a grade box next to digital dialog posts

                  Allow instructors to read and enter grades on the same page rather than having to flip back and forth between DD and Gradebook.

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                  • Option to Integrate Student and Instructor views in one view

                    The two current view options are Student and Instructor views. It would be wonderful for instructors if there was a third view: Instructor/Student view. This view would look like the current Instructor view but would also indicate where the two views are not the same. The most beneficial use of this new view would to be able to see if the students can view their grades, assignment pages, content pages (this already exists in the form of italicized titles (it would be nice if they were in red as well)), Digitial dialog, exams, scheduling, announcements, etc. or not. I use…

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                    • Custom "Are you sure you want to submit" popup

                      I would like the ability to prompt the students to review their answers before they submit their attempt for an exam, whether or not they have questions that do not have answers.

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                      • Find Student on Gradebook

                        I would like to be able to type a student's name when grading an assignment to jump to their name instead of scrolling until I find it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                        • PDF view

                          The built-in document viewer for grading assignments seems to handle the .pdf extension, but when it's saved as ".PDF", it doesn't seem to display properly.

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                            0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow individual students multiple attempts on an exam

                            To my knowledge, in order to enable a student to attempt an exam after a previous submission, we have to allow the whole class to attempt the exam again (Exam options > Submissions > "Allow students to take this exam more than once")

                            In the event of a student experiencing some special circumstance that I deem worthy of deserving an additional attempt, I would like to be able to enable the affected student, not the entire class, to attempt the exam once more (or some other limited number of times).

                            A hypothetical example of what I'm asking for:
                            My student…

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                            • Ability to post images to annoucements or email

                              Make it so we can include an image in the body of course announcements or in our emails to students. This is particularly relevant for on-campus events that are relevant to our courses-- such as speeches, career fairs and so forth.

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                              • Allow exams to be scored by question

                                I work with my TAs grading online review assignments (exams). We each take one or two questions and grade all responses for that question. However, the only view available is by student, so one must scroll down to the appropriate question each time. I would like to be able to show all responses for question 1 and then grade each student's responses.

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                                • Show notifications in drop-down menus

                                  When I read comments posted in Digital Dialog that are sorted by individuals, I see one student's comment at a time. Rather than having to back out of Digital Dialog, go back to the discussions list, find notifications for new responses and repeat the process over and over, the following would be much more convenient:
                                  When I open a student's comment, there is a drop-down menu above with all of the students' names. Can there be some kind of notification dot or highlight on that list next to their name so I know which students have new comments? It would…

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                                  • Delete instructor picture option

                                    No one wants to be required to show their students a terrible ID photo.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Syllabus  ·  Admin →
                                    • When the schedule is viewed on a phone in student view, the content can get cut off if it's long and the phone is in portrait position.

                                      Can you make it so that this doesn't happen?

                                      When the schedule is viewed on a phone in student view, the content can get cut off if it's long and the phone is in portrait position.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                                      • Mobile Ready for Gradebook

                                        Learning Suite needs to be mobile ready, ALL OF IT! Having the option to use iPad when entering grades into the gradebook would be helpful. NOT having the option to use learning suite on any device should not be an issue in 2017. Accessing grades, content, syllabus and list of students via any device is needed.

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                                        • Automatic assignment deadline update emails Also sync with assignment interface needs to be easier

                                          Every time something is uploaded there should be an option to link it to an assignment. Professors never update this properly and students have to search for assignments. It would be inspirational to link it to syllabus goals as well. Also if a deadline for assignments sent out auto email notification option button. Finally just like your mail shows you have unsent emails learning suite should have some sort of message to show you have unpublished changes, that way teachers don't forget to hit the publish button! Maybe even an automatic reminder next time they log in could help teachers…

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