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  1. Notification system for graded assignments.

    It would be cool to have a notification system for graded assignments. The idea being that you could click on an assignment and ask to be emailed when your grade has been entered.

    390 votes
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      32 comments  ·  Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include "REPORT ABUSE" Feature in Messaging

      Many of us have seen abuse of the messaging system. This can include everything from people making irrelevant small talk in a chat for the entire class down to students being bullied because of political affiliation. There are cases of students arguing and name calling in a class message thread. These things are certainly and abuse of the system and can be an abuse of individuals. Online abuse is serious and abuse of the system is annoying. It should be reported properly. Reporting would include a notification to the professor and possibly to LS admin.

      265 votes
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        19 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        118 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Schedule  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow me to temporarily create/add assignments in the "What if calculator."

          Not all teachers post assignments on Gradebook before they are submitted. It would be nice if I could add in the final to get a better idea of my position in the class.

          101 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Combined grades and Cumulative GPA

            Just like the combined schedule that is on learning suite, it would be great if there was a list of current grades in each class and a current cumulative GPA. It can be very tedious to do it through the GPA calculator

            97 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the My Courses ribbon also show the course names

              As I get nearer to the end of my BYU experience, I have more and more courses that all come from the same department, which can get confusing. It would be nice if the My Courses ribbon listed the course names (or let me add something), so I can keep things organized in my head!

              53 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Home  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a search feature

                This would make it easier to find things

                45 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add the section number of the class onto LS.

                  In essays and so forth you sometimes have to put your section number on the assignment. It would be much more convenient if the number was under the name on each tab. Example: "ECON 110" with "sec 002" right underneath it with smaller characters . You could also add it on the "All Courses" tab under "Course List." One or both of these would be more convenient and probably very easy to do.

                  44 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Integrate Learning Suite and gradebook into the BYU app.

                    Make Learning Suite and Gradebook accessible in the BYU app. As of right now, gradebook is not viewable on handheld devices, Brainhoney has something to do with that I think.

                    38 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • LearningSuite app

                      I really think that LearningSuite needs it's own app. I know there's a section for it on the BYU app, but it's confusing, and it doesn't work well. I co-own a software development company with my brother that would be happy to build this app for you. I would love to hear your thoughts on this idea, and hopefully we can work together!

                      28 votes
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                      • Have a download all and/or selectable items to download in the content section, rather than just downloading things one at a time.

                        A download all option would be nice for content, but a selectable multiple download would be even better!

                        25 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Learning Suite Quizzes Should Save Automatically!!! (Or at least have a save button)

                          In the days of Gmail, when you can't got three seconds without your email draft being saved, how hard can it be to have Learning Suite save your work as you go?

                          Even if that is for some reason too complicated, couldn't we at least add a save button? I've had Learning Suite lose my work 4 times now when I click submit. Do you know how frustrating that is on a short answer quiz? It is possibly the most demoralizing feeling one could have, next to the emotions I felt when waking up this morning and seeing the ground…

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                            1 comment  ·  Exams  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the exam list sortable

                            Under the exams tab, currently the exams and quizzes are sorted by when they are posted. It would be great if we had the option to sort them by when they are due.

                            16 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stick With Non-Italicized Text

                              The new italicized text in Learning Suite looks terrible. Let's go back to the standard.

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • A "Turn Off Notifications" Feature

                                I get a lot of messages that do not apply to me. I actually need to know if I have relevant messages in my inbox from TA's but close to 75% of the notifications I get are from people who are asking for notes and then all the replies of "I need them too!" or "The syllabus says don't do that" etc. I would like to be able to simply not receive notifications from those messages so I know if my TA's or professors have actually shared relevant information with me.

                                15 votes
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                                • Add keyboard shortcuts

                                  The current click-based UI slows down effectiveness. If there were more robust keyboard shortcuts to navigate and interact with Learning Suite my college experience would be entirely revolutionized.

                                  14 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Home  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow assignment submissions via Cloud services (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)

                                    Canvas has that really nice feature that fetches assignments directly from cloud services. That'd be really nice.

                                    13 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • No more comparisons!

                                      I don't understand the need for a comparison button. I have gone my whole schooling career without ever knowing how I compared to everyone else in the class, and you know what? I've been fine! Pride begins with comparisons, and not to mention the low self-esteem one receives when they've done worse than everyone else in the class. I'm disappointed with BYU and the standards it stands for if it has pride-promoting buttons next to every single assignment. Please remove this! It does more damage than it's worth!

                                      10 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a system clock at the top

                                        There's a deadline paired with assignments that is set to a specific time of day (e.g. 11:59 pm). However, there is no indicator anywhere that shows what time it currently is in the LearningSuite server system. For all I know it could be two minutes faster or slower than what I have on my watch/phone/laptop. Having a clock displayed relative to the system would help prevent last-minute issues

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                                          2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Different colors for submitting exam buttons

                                          Have different colors for the submit and next question buttons.

                                          Have confirmation like " Are you sure you want to submit this exam?"

                                          I clicked the wrong button after the first exam and it submitted! Got a really bad score on that one!

                                          9 votes
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