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  1. Highlight changes that the professor makes so that they are easy to find

    I was working with the CourseSites.com Blackboard webpage that we are using for the organizations until Community Spaces are available, and I saw a feature that is really nice for students and would solve the question--How do students know if something has been updated? The feature was a "What's New" box on the Dashboard of the course. I'll include pictures for you. If can be set to show an internal link to anything on the LS course that has been updated in the past few days (whatever you up there decide is the best time line to display).

    Pictures-- See…

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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Syllabus  ·  Admin →
    • Show if assignment has been submitted already

      When you submit an assignment through Learning Suite, have a green check or something similar appear so you don't have to click on it again to see if you have already submitted an assignment or not.

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      • 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

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        • Add a search feature

          This would make it easier to find things

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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
            • Have an "available offline" option

              Sometimes on/off campus there is not accessible internet connection (BOTTOM OF JFSB *cough*). It would be nice if the information in Learning Suite could still be accessed offline so that a student doesn't need to wander around their building until they have a wi-fi signal strong enough to last until they have their information open.

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                under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
              • Combined Schedule back to regular calendar horizontal format

                It is hard to view the whole week for all my classes anymore because the days of the week go vertically down the side now and I have to scroll over to see what class the assignments are for. The format is just really weird and it's not worth viewing anymore- it's easier to just view the schedules class by class because the format is easier to look at. Can it please go back to what it was?

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                  Hello. Combined schedule view provides two options, one is “grid” this allows you to see the schedule horizontal. The other option “list” which shows a vertical list based on days. There is also an option for both grid and list, where you can select a “5 Days” schedule or “7 Days” schedule. Does this information help the view seem easier?

                • More Grading Statistics (Standard Deviation, median, Q1, and Q3)

                  The new statistics section looks good! Thank you for adding that. In addition to the statistics currently given, I recommend adding a few more.

                  Specifically, the standard deviation and the median score would be extremely useful.

                  Additionally, the first and third quartile would be good to know.

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                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                    • View previous exam answers when multiple submissions are allowed.

                      When you complete submit an exam that allows multiple submissions it takes you back to the main exam page (with the "Start Exam Now" button). When you click to start it again you get a blank exam, so you either need to save your answers outside LS (generally a good idea anyway) or you start over. It would be nice to (1) see the answers you submitted after submitting the exam and (2) be able to see and edit your old answers when re-starting an exam.

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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                      • 7 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring me to the login page when my session has expired

                              When my session has expired (i.e., when I have been inactive on learning suite for too long), I would like to be redirected to the login page when I click on something rather than get a generic error message that says that something is wrong.

                              10 votes
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                              • Exams Page, "Status"

                                On the "Exams" portion of a class, it'd be extremely helpful if next to close date or actions, there was a status table. Just a simple icon to indicate whether the exam was completed or if you still have to do it. This would be especially helpful since the grades page is so glitchy.

                                31 votes
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                                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Exams  ·  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.

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                                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                                  • dropdown menu

                                    mine says it's for summer 2014 and I need to see the fall 2014 information. we need a dropdown menu to change between semesters when we're in the between semesters time.

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                                    • Let students make blog posts under "Digital Dialog"

                                      Right now students can only respond to blog posts. In my BIO130 class we have to email the TA our blog posts and she has to upload them one by one onto Learning Suite instead of each student being able to post their own.

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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
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                                        • Learning Suite, you need to change the way videos are updated to LS.

                                          LS needs to change the way videos are uploaded. More specifically, there is no way to rewind or fast-forward in the video. My instructor loaded an instructional video and LS glitched 3x. I had to re-watch the video to get to the exact point to continue the assignment. Wasted an hour of my time because of a simple feature.

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