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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
    • when you log back in, let me go back to exactly what I was doing, not kicked back out to the course list.

      When we log back in, let us go back to exactly what we were doing, don't kick us back out to the course list.

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        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
      • Allow copying of Digital Dialog prompts

        I want to be able to copy prompts from previous semesters.

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        • 13 votes
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          • 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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              4 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
            • 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"

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              • When scoring exams have a "Save All" button that would allow us to submit all scores on the exam instead of having to save each individual s

                When scoring exams have a "Save All" button that would allow us to alternately submit all scores on the exam instead of having to save each individual score separately.

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                  0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                • 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  ·  Admin →
                  • Let instructors submit assignments to test

                    When setting up a course, I have no idea what students see when they submit an assignment so I can help them or test that it's working, even in student view. At least let us see the box that pops up when they hit the submit button. Ideally, the instructor should have a "dummy student" account to test submission and grading procedures.

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                      1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                    • Export category totals

                      Exporting grades to Excel provides a spreadsheet with individual homework scores, but not with the computed Homework category total (which might have dropped the lowest score, etc.). Category totals should be exported, as well.

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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                      • submit a URL for an assignment

                        Allow students to submit a URL for an assignment. In CS, we can have students host their code on an external site like GitHub, and then for the assignment they just turn in a link. This would be useful for assignments in many other departments as well, e.g. a link to a blog post or a Google Doc.

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                          1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                            • 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  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                • 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…

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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…

                                    9 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      9 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                                      • increase character limit in content pages

                                        from IA training with Lisa Tanner Christensen: Blackboard import put 212,867+ characters in a content page. When we viewed the page we were not able to leave until we had moved some of the characters so it was less than 200,000. This might be a bug. Either way, she would like to be able to exceed this limit.

                                        8 votes
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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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