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  1. Allow Paragraph Breaks in Rubric Descriptions

    My rubric is formatted differently than the Learning Suite Rubric—it's more like a points breakdown, so I've set it up a little differently but it's really hard for students to read. This could easily be solved if the descriptions of the "performance levels" could show paragraph breaks from the instructor side in the student side. You can see the discrepancy in the attached files.

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  2. Improve PDF resolution

    The resolution for PDF files in the grader is really poor. This is especially noticeable when zooming in.

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  3. Make Weighted Grades Visible

    Most students look at "overall score" in order to see what their grade is. But if the professor uses weighted grades then the overall score is very misleading, and at the end of the semester there is no end of questions about why someone gets one grade when they have a different score. It most often is very disappointing and disheartening to students, and could be so easily fixed.

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  4. Submit Larger Files

    In most cases, the upload limit BYU Learning Suite makes perfect sense, but I have one assignment that is, by nature, a larger file. There is no way for the students to downsize the file and for us to still have all the information we need while grading. It's not a video so we can't have them link to a different service either. It's incredibly confusing for the students to have to submit just one assignment in a completely different way. I'm wondering if there could be a way for instructors to request that certain assignments be giving a higher…

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  5. Be able to exclude an individual student's grades from overall/assignment statistics without having to leave score blank

    Some students never show up yet they don't withdrawal from class. They, officially, have a zero in their scores and their overall grade. It would be wonderful to eliminate their zero scores from the assignment statistics and, if they do happen to have one score in the class, it would be nice to be able to exclude their super low grade from overall grade statistics. This would allow for a more accurate statistical view of the class.

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  6. It would help me learn the names of my students if their pictures would also show up on the assignment grading window.

    It would help me learn the names of my students if their pictures would also show up on the assignment grading window.

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  7. Make it possible to create assignments and use the gradebook in a future course!

    Make it possible to create assignments and use the gradebook in a future course! I have a TA working on assignments for three different courses. One of these is in the future, so the "Gradebook" is unusable until there are students enrolled. Seems like an odd limitation.

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  8. Enable notifications for when students have read/accessed feedback given on grades.

    I spend a lot of time typing comments that accompany scores that I record. It would greatly help if I knew whether or not students had seen that feedback.

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  9. Remove the "compare yourself to other students in class" function.

    I recently learned, to my horror, that LS has a default setting to let students see their score in comparison to other students (as opposed to tracking their own performance). That's bad enough (a comparison culture is unhealthy), but then LS also tells them things like "you're the best in class" or "you're the worst in class - better luck next time." I cannot say how badly this has gone for students (once they let me know it was happening!). I can turn it off, but I have to remember to do that each semester. Please, either remove it, or…

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  10. 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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  11. 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

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  12. Send email notification when a grade is entered

    I have students who are constantly looking at the grades section for when i have graded an assignment or a test. I think it would be nice to have a messaging setting where students can receive an email when a grade is entered into learning suite. There should also be an option where the professor can disable this if they feel the need to.

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  13. Overall score deceives students by ignoring assignment category weights

    The gradebook in Learning Suite can be deceiving, in my experience. It reports an “Overall score” that is a percentage of total points earned without regard to the weight of those points. Consequently, it will paint an inaccurately rosy picture, and students think they are performing better than they really are, leading to potential let-down at the end of the semester. One colleague reports angry students who were caught off-guard by their true final grade, resulting in appeals to chair and dean and unnecessary hassles.

    Of course, if a student wants an accurate snapshot of the current course grade, he…

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  14. I really wish that I could LOCK the Overall score column so I can always see it while I am scrolling through all the columns.

    As I am "massaging" a students various assignment scores, if I could lock the Overall Score column in place, I could watch how any changes affect the overall score.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Copy rubrics within a course

    I use the same rubric for different assignments. However, the assignments have different scores so I need to adjust the point values on each rubric. To accomplish this, I've had to create a new rubric for each point level and re-type all the criteria descriptions. Is it possible to allow copying of rubrics so I don't have to re-type everything? I realize that I could use weighted scores, but the way my course is set up that is not the best option.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. More options with attendance in grades

    Please add a tardy option with attendance.

    Also, please add a "note" option with daily attendance. For example, in dance and other participatory classes, students may be present, but 'sitting out' due to an injury. I would like to be able to track that in Learning Suite for both instructor and student benefit.

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