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  1. Provide better management of uploaded files

    Uploading files for viewing by students is a useful feature, but does not provide the instructor adequate control. In particular, if a file (such as a PDF of a classroom lecture) is updated, the older version cannot be replaced (although it can be added under a new name). I file management page would be helpful.

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    8 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Sort TA hours by the day of the week.

    Currently, TA office hours display by however they're entered - so if Friday's hours are entered in the first line and Tuesday's are on the second line, Friday's display first. Once saved, they should sort according to day of the week, not how they were entered.

    83 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Home  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow sections from the same course, but taught by different instructors, to be combined into a single LS course!

    We "team" teach the same course (several instructors, same course) - in blackboard we could combine the sections together so that the students had access to all materials provided by all professors. One stop shopping! Make this happen in LS.

    55 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Team functionality for students

    I really need teams functionality. I know that is on the drawing board. I use team-based-learning and the the digital delivery of team work is awkward when I can't group students into teams. This should include a team PEER ASSESSMENT (team maintenance) tool either in the team section or in the exam section.

    51 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Place where you could sign up for times to see professor

    Ability to compare available times, or sign up for a particular time to meet with the instructor or TA. Schedule online chat (if LearningSuite had online chats).

    41 votes
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  6. Assign different due dates to different groups of students.

    When we have group projects, the groups will present on different dates. I would like to either be able to create an assignment not attached to one date, or be able to assign different due dates for the various groups.

    38 votes
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  7. 29 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    26 votes
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  9. 24 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Option to hide due date for assignments

    The due dates for our assignments vary based on individual section. To allow flexibility, all assignments are currently due last day of class. I would prefer being able to hide this information to avoid confusion.

    21 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Syllabus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    18 votes
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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.

    17 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 16 votes
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  14. Assign grades to Groups of students

    We do a lot of team work besides individual assignments. It would be very useful to assign a score to the entire team at once because there is only one submission per team. This could be according to the Digital Dialog Groups or some other functionality enabled in the grader.

    15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Negative Grading Calculations

    We need to be able to use negative scores in learning suite to accurately evaluate the progress and understanding of our students.

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    1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Give students the ability to just view files instead of downloading them.

    When posting a document to a discussion group it gives the students a button that will download the file for them. There are two issues with this approach - They may be on a device or in a location where saving is not appropriate, helpful or available (on an iPad, for example). The suggestion is that we give them more than one button - perhaps a "View" and a "Save As"

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Digital Dialog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Jump to student name

    In the BYU grades section, homework score entry could better be streamlined by allowing instructors to type in part of a student's name, and then jump to the first student whose name matches. For example: say I'm currently at the Z section of last names and I want to enter a score for a student whose name is Adams, I just type in an A and the table automatically jumps to the A's, I click the correct student and box, saving me 15 minutes of repeatedly scrolling for 100+ students.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. be able to look at posted documents without switching to student view

    I have uploaded documents for students to read under Contents but in order to be able to view those documents myself, I have to switch to student view. please fix.

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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…

    10 votes
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