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How can we improve BYU LEARNING SUITE?

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  1. Separate out the ical feed into components

    When i add the ical feed for my math class i get a bunch of items. These include topics to be covered, assignments due, and assignments given. There isn't really any way to distinguish between them in my google calendar, but they're separated out in learning suite. Maybe there could be different feeds for if you just want due dates or material covered, having all of it lumped together makes it ambiguous and less useful

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    • Show all TA open lab hours in a weekly schedule format.

      All of the TAs open lab hours are listed beneath their names, but it would be more helpful to see the list in a weekly calendar format. Sometimes a student doesn't care which TA has which hours, they just want to know if there will be a TA in the open lab before they make the trip to campus. If a class has multiple TAs in multiple places, then the system can sort by the room location of the office hours.

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      • Add your own "Course" on the schedule

        I love the new schedule layout with all the courses down the side and the days of the week across the top! But I currently have (and have had in the past) professor who don't use learning suite. I like that you can add your own notes etc to the schedule and I propose a similar idea. It would be awesome if you could add your own "course" to the schedule. Just an option to create another additional row at the bottom or something and you can just add in your own text the same way that you can for…

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        • The iCalendar feed to stop listing classes and assignments as All-Day events.

          The iCalendar feed would be vastly improved by listing the class at the time it was taught during the day rather than listing each class as an All-Day event. Also, it would be great if the assignments or classwork associated with each class period was included all in one event, rather than 2 or 3 separate All-Day events.

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          • Clean Printout of Schedule

            When I want to print out the schedule for my class folder (hard copy), the print preview includes the tabs and other items that makes the printout messy.
            It would be great to have button that creates a printer friendly version of a class schedule, without the tabs and navigation buttons.

            8 votes
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            • Onscreen icon to show when there are Saturday/Sunday items not showing

              Small, but
              (1) for those that have these items, it would probably be a blessing to not need to hit 7 days every time (making it a persistent changed setting would also change it for this group), but
              (2) for those who don't regularly have Saturday items so it's more of a surprise (so they probably won't have changed the setting out of a desire to keep screen real estate).

              The notification could just be a small red exclamation point or something similar on the right side of the screen at the top of the calendar. *Hovering* would have a…

              8 votes
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              • Wrap text in Schedule List

                When you look at the schedule for all of the classes, it is inconvenient to have to scroll right and left to see the longer assignment listings. It would be much nicer for the text to wrap, so to speak, so that there would be no need to scroll right to see the text.

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                • Make the aggregated schedule the main page when logging into Learning Suite

                  The new general/aggregated schedule under "all courses" is great, so great in fact that I think the all courses tab should be done away with. I think it would be great if Learning Suite could automatically direct to the schedule when opened.

                  6 votes
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                  • Improve editing of self-added notes/items

                    1) Right now if you want to delete a note, you click on it and select "Edit" and then "Delete". This can be a time-consuming process. "Delete" should be moved to the flyout itself, perhaps with a confirmation window if that is a concern (though I think it may not be)

                    2) When saving an edit to a previously created note, the button for saving reads "update" (as in C.R.U.D.). It should read "save" for non-technical users.

                    3) The ability to change a note's date would be helpful. Right now users are forced to delete each note and then recreate…

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                    • Copy and paste iCalendar feed on mobile devices (Android specifically)

                      I cannot copy the iCalendar link when viewing Learning Suite on a mobile browser. This seems like a simple fix, but it's very irritating.

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                      • Allow students to select semester/term

                        The site currently automatically populates with the current semester (which is great), but as another term/semester comes closer I'd like to be able to pull up my full schedule for the upcoming term/semester/see what announcements may be available for all classes in that term/semester, etc. As of right now the only way to do so is by navigating to "Future Courses" and viewing each course individually.

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                        • Create Repeating Events in Calendar

                          There needs to be a way to create a repeating event in the combined calendar for things that teachers haven't put there. I want to, for example, put that I have an online math assignment due every tuesday and thursday rather than have to type it in on each day, each week.

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                          • Add a button on the overall schedule to go directly to "this week"

                            Add a button on the overall schedule to go directly to "this week" for easier access and calendar navigation

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                              • Remove the left navigation bar when viewing the aggregated schedule

                                This will buy all users real estate when coming to the landing page of Learning Suite when it eventually becomes the main page (which is my understanding is the eventual goal once performance issues are ironed out--it'll be great. Very few know about the aggregated schedule still. :). This might mean some customization away from existing templates, but I think it's well worth the value added to students in making the calendar more usable.

                                The biggest issue I see is finding a home for 'Course List', 'Announcements' and 'Assignments'. As the Schedule already exists in its own 'class'* with these…

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                                • Add class homework assignments

                                  Say for example one of your teachers does not like learning suite, and decides to post all of the due dates for assignments on a printout. It would be awesome to be able to manually add classes not included, as well as add assignments manually.

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                                  • Connect the schedule to the materials used that day

                                    It would be great if the uploaded materials used in class could be synchronized with the schedule. What I mean by this is that it would be great, for example, if I could just click a part of the class schedule for that day and that click will take me to the materials used on that day so that I don't have to look for the materials uploaded in another folder somewhere in the Learning Suite.

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                                    • Change arrows on aggregated Schedule to both be to the left of the date range.

                                      The position of the current arrows on the aggregated schedule are affected by the dates of the week because they appear to the left *and* right of the date range. When transitioning between months, the date range item changes from something like "January 20-24" to "March 31-April 4". This increases the size of the date range which pushes the right arrow to the right. When trying to move through weeks quickly the behavior becomes frustrating as you have to move the position of the cursor to play hide-and-seek with the moving arrow. ;) A number of other calendars handle this…

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                                      • Change (aggregate) Schedule Dropdown Settings to Show Course Tabs, not Settings.

                                        Concerning the arrow dropdown menu on the row headers of the aggregate schedule that currently lead to selecting content columns (for instance: "lectures" and "homework") for a given course:

                                        (1) These settings, I believe, are probably very rarely accessed (I'd guess at most a few times a semester if at all for most users though I don't if anything is in place currently to track this). They could potentially be moved somewhere a little more remote. I believe this dropdown could be repopulated with much more useful (and frequently accessed) content and features, even if these remain as a last…

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