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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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      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  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

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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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          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.

          37 votes
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            under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              • 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 →
                • 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 →
                  • 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  ·  3 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                    • 11 votes
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                      • Backpack

                        Create a "Learning Suite Backpack" that would facilitate dumping all LS course files under Assignments and Content onto a flash drive or specific location on a hard drive. I have noticed that I have downloaded the same 80mb file multiple times from one course just so I could access it on different computers. But if a feature like this were added I would only have to initiate one, one-time download at the beginning of the semester in order to have ready access to all my Learning Suite materials. Also, it might be stretching things a bit, but a sync feature…

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                        • 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.

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                          • What If calculator for GPA

                            Using our current GPA, allow us to enter hypothetical grades for each class and calculate our new GPA.

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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                            • 9 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Home  ·  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.

                                9 votes
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                                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  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 →
                                  • Contact info for Professors and TAs

                                    On the dashboard tab, make a DEFAULT location for professor and TA contact info, locations, and hours (with automatic links for emailing, etc.) This info can also be put into the syllabus document, but it would be great to just be able to have your professor's/
                                    TA's contact info in one place--that is the same for everyone and quickly accessible.

                                    7 votes
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                                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Home  ·  Admin →
                                    • 7 votes
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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • Connect learning suite messages to the app and send push notifications

                                          Connect the messaging to the learning suite app and. Send push notifications so that we can know when we have messages

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