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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Add a defined date for late assignment submissions

    Example: An assignment has a due date of November 15, but I allow late assignments (with a penalty) for one week following the deadline. I would like to be able to select "Allow late submissions" and then have a choice for how long the late papers can be submitted. In this example I would mark Nov 22 as last day for late work. The system would mark files from Nov 16-22 as late and on the 23rd would not allow any more assignment uploads.

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  4. 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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  6. Option to customize calendar items and print

    Students should be able to choose which classes, and which calendar items from those classes (i.e. exams, reading assignments, quizzes, etc.) to include on their centralized calendar. Then be able to print the calendar in week, or month views.

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    2 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Have keyboard shortcuts for navigation

    Have keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate through posts and threads (I.e. Like the way you can move from message to message, and from conversation to conversation in Outlook (up and down arrows), being able to collapse and expand conversations with the right and left arrows).

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    0 comments  ·  Digital Dialog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. survey

    Would be nice to have a survey option in the exams. If selected, there would be no "correct" answers required and individual student responses would not be visible. (only show the statistics on the answers). The instructor only sees who has completed the survey. Ideally, you could give some credit for completion alone.

    It would need to be labeled as a survey rather than an exam so that students would recognize the difference.

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    0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Create assignments from a spreadsheet or csv

    In the courses I work with (as a graduate student instructor) I often need to create assignments for every day of the semester, but with different titles, point values, and descriptions. However, there is a pattern to the items that I can easily produce in a program like excel (for instance the description contains a hyperlink that is based on the assignment title).
    I would like to be able to upload a spreadsheet with my assignments and have learning suite create assignments based on the information. Specifically, I would like the ability to enter an assignment title, due date, description…

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  10. Show Class Session Number on Schedule

    It would be very helpful to have an optional column next to the date in the schedule that simply lists class period 1, class 2, class 3...

    This would help me organize things as I copy a class from semester to semester. Sometimes it's easier to think in terms of Day 17, rather than whatever date it is.

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  11. Adjust columns on Gradebook

    The columns should be adjustable in Gradebook. If there are too many, than it only shows the first part of the name, which is problematic when they start with similar names.

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  12. Allow bold print and underline in messages

    Bold print and underline fonts in messages would allow emphasis of important words I want my students to make sure they've noticed/read.

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  13. 8 votes
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  14. Add a way to re-order the announcements

    I sometimes post an announcement that I want students to see right away; i.e., I want that announcement at the top of the stack. Concurrently, I may have other, separate announcements to post (or in the following day or two). I would like a way to re-order the posted announcements (similar to how you can rearrange the assignments in that section) so that I can keep the short-term, priority message at the top of the stack.

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  15. 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Don't collapse titles of assignments in column headings

    In the "Scores" screen, the column headings (which correspond to individual assignments) are collapsed so that only the first 8 characters show, making it extremely difficult to know which assignment corresponds to which column. If the assignment titles must be collapsed, I'd suggesting making the entire title visible when the user clicks on the little arrow in the column heading. This has been a major frustration.

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    1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add find and replace.

    For example, if there are 10 quizzes over the course of the semester the instructor might want to change the word quiz to exercise in every instance. For the time being it is necessary to go through and manually change each word. A find and replace option would simplify the process.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Schedule  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Put a "Leave Conversation" option on the messaging system.

    I am in a few big lecture classes and also TA for a few big lecture classes, and when students start chatting with each other I end up with 50-60 new messages every time I open Learning Suite, none of which are relevant to me. It clogs up things and makes it hard to find what a professor or TA actually posted. Please make an option to leave the conversation so that I can get out of irrelevant information filling up all my space. Thank you.

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    Redmine (Ticketed)  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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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  20. 7 votes
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