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  1. Tracking Attendence: We need a way to note Tardiness and Early Departures from class

    It is great that we can now record attendance in Learning Suite, but it would be much more helpful if we could also record or at least include an annotation for tardiness/early departures. Since some students regularly arrive late / leave early, my attendance policy states that tardies/early departures will be noted and, above a certain number, they may have consequences for the students. (Some students seem to show up just to have a presence, and leave. Instead of just marking absent, I prefer to have a way to note exactly what happened).
    The addition of a "T" button for…

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    • 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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      • I'd like to be able to download and upload Excel spreadsheets into the Schedule

        Make it easier to interface between Schedule in Learning Suite and Excel spreadsheets.

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        • Delete teacher picture. No one wants an unflattering picture on display for their students.

          Delete teacher picture. No one wants an unflattering picture on display for their students.

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          • Eliminate scroll ability in the score box.

            Eliminate scroll ability in the score box associated with the annotation screen. Many times have I inputted a grade after I've left feedback and, because of the scroll feature (the ability to use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the score number), I have mistakenly changed the grade that I had already inputted. I can't think of why the scroll feature is needed with the score box in the first place.

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              • Allow students to modify fonts in open responses on exams

                When writing an exam question I can use different fonts and modify those fonts (bold, italics, underline, etc) but students cannot do the same in their responses. It would be helpful to me if they could use those fonts in their responses.

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                • Default box size for open response questions

                  Currently the default open response box size is 1 which is probably the size least likely to be used by anyone. I think a default of 10 would be more appropriate or even better give users the option of selecting their own default size for all their open ended questions.

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                  • Integrate piazza as an alternative to digital dialog

                    I really like the idea of digital dialog, but found it too limiting. I’ve used Piazza for the last few years in all my classes and it’s been well received and effective for helping students get help with homework questions and projects. I don’t recall all the differences but offhand it allows for notifications, anonymous comments, editing comments, student generated threads, and a mobile app. It would be great if Piazza was directly integrated as an alternative to digital dialog. Would require LTI support first, which I see is already in progress.

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                    • 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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                        • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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