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  1. 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just like your mail shows you have unsent emails learning suite should have some sort of message to show you have unpublished changes, that way teachers don't forget to hit the publish button!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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    • 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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      • expand the answer boxes for fill in the blank questions

        In LS exams, allow the fill in the blank answer boxes to be larger (like for open response)

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        • Integrate Turnitin Grademark into LS

          Turnitin's Grademark system is VASTLY superior to the built-in Learning Suite grading interface. It's far more functional, adaptable, user friendly, and works on iPad. I know that you've already added a button to automatically transfer the Grademark scores - it only works occasionally and, even when it does, sometimes transfers the wrong scores, but that's a different discussion. The main problem is that students have a hard time finding the Grademark feedback. I recommend replacing the unusable LS grader altogether with Grademark and setting it up so students can access the feedback with a single click.

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          • Require FERPA training for TAs with Learning Suite access, like we do with AIM access

            It seems to me that TAs (especially undergraduate TAs) with access to Learning Suite should be required to take FERPA training.

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            • Allow for progressively deducting percentages for late assignments

              I'm using the Learning Modules feature to link to assignments in Moodle. The feature works great in exporting students' grades on the assignments back to BYU Grades, but we really need the option of progressively deducting percentages for each day an assignment is late, like Pearson's My Language Lab and other learning management systems have. Learning Suite apparently only offers two options: either not accepting late assignments at all, or giving them full credit. What I'd like is an option to progressively deduct 5% for each day an assignment is late. Thanks!

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              • assignment grading focus

                When on the online assignment grading screen, on screen load please focus the cursor on the "score" box. It is an inconvenience to have to click on that box for every student.
                Thanks!

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                • 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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                  • It would be helpful to be able to export the Discussions in Digital Dialog

                    It would be helpful to be able to export the Discussions in Digital Dialog so I can manage them later in MS Word. Or even PDF would be fine.

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                    • Anonymous Feedback

                      I can't find anywhere to go to give feedback that won't show up on this feed. That seems like a problem to me.

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                      • Managing multiple sections

                        It would be helpful if instructors could group all available sections together when posting the content, but could then allow TAs the option of customizing their own sections after that. Otherwise, I'm required to separately post all 14 sections using the copy content function. This would be fine except that the copy content function apparently changes the schedule for each section based on each section's meeting time. So if customization isn't an option, can there be an override of the system's schedule adjustments when copying content? Something like, "Maintain scheduled dates when copying content?" or something?

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                        • Disable Messages or Auto Reply Message

                          In my case, I communicate with students frequently via email and check my email regularly. I prefer to do it directly through email then through the Learning Suite, system because the Learning Suite, notifications are easy to miss in a lot of emails because it comes from an automated system so I don't get notified of a direct message. I would like the ability to allow students to continue to use learning suite to message each other if needed but remind them to email me directly. This could be achieved by:

                          Allowing me to create an autoreply for the semester…

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                          • statistics view

                            I'm deeply troubled by the view of class statistics available to students. Recently students told me what they see with this feature and how it almost invariably sinks their morale. That they can see where they are in relation to other members of the class might be okay (maybe) in a large class, but in small classes the student who gets the 64 when everyone else gets 85 and above is just demoralized by this information. And the statement , "That's you!" for the outlying student (bad or good) is equally demotivating and demoralizing to students. I spend so much…

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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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                              • 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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                                • Disable notifications for specific chain emails

                                  You should be able to mute notifications on specific email threads. This way, students can silence uninteresting email threads, so that when they get a notification they can have higher confidence that it will be relevant to them.

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                                  • 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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                                    • New notification for Digital Dialog tab

                                      When I have new messages on Learning Suite there appears a red notification next to the message icon. I would like a similar system for myself and for my students to notify me (and them) that there is a new message or response on digital dialog. I know that there already exists this notification once you open the digital dialog tab but it would be very helpful if there could appear a notification connected to the main tab. It could be red like the message notification.

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                                      • Need to convert hidden columns to not hidden on "Schedule"

                                        I need to convert hidden columns to visible columns. Once hidden columns are set up (I guess I did it by accident while importing), there's no way to get them to be visible by students.

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                                        • Provide an easy way to report bugs or suggest changes in wording

                                          Provide an electronic bug reporting system.

                                          Sometimes when using Learning Suite, I come across wording that doesn't make sense, or find something that doesn't work correctly. It may not be convenient at that time to make a phone call. However, the only way to report bugs currently is by calling 422-4000. This site is not appropriate for that type of reporting, because its asking for new features. It would be nice to have a system where you could report problems without having to go through the phone system (which invariably takes longer.)

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