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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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Super simple, but it would be SO helpful to have the option to receive an email whenever a new grade is added on Learning Suite. I find myself checking Learning Suite CONSTANTLY to see if grades have been posted, and I know I'm not alone in this. This would be a great update!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great thing! I find myself checking Learning Suite all the time to see if grades have been updated. A whole lot of stress and anxiety can be taken away if we just knew we had to wait for an email instead of checking on our own. At the last university I went to, we used Canvas which would send emails after grades were posted and it was so nice!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ooh, an option to connect it to google calendars even, then students could set personalized reminders through that system.

      • Haley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was told that the enhancement request for this was closed... can that be updated on this forum somehow? It's really misleading for us to see that the last it was updated was that the Admin said that an Enhancement request was opened. Since this ticket has been closed (not sure why?) it would be nice for that to at least be reflected here. This is still a desired request, and I'm sad to see that it was closed without justification, or notification of the community

      • Haley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there still an enhancement request for this?? Enhancement request #6926 doesn't appear to be the right request

      • Kevin Wood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would also be a great feature for when finals come around and students are waiting on an important grade. I often check learningsuite regularly after I take my finals to see the distribution and where I fall in the class, but some professors take a while to post grades for finals and this feature would save me a lot of time and stress. Many TA's/professors will email you separately when they've updated grades as well, and this could remove that step for them.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I actually just came here to write a request for the same exact thing. I think this is very important since each professor/TA grades assignments at a different speed. I sometimes find myself in the situation where I check my grades daily to see what grade I got on assignment, give up because it hasn't been graded one month later, and then just when I stopped checking that's when I was given a grade, and I don't see it until the end of the semester because I got sick of checking for nothing. An option to ask to be notified by email would be TERRIFIC.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please extend this idea to be able to distribute events to endpoints in a nice API fashion so others can write learning suite integrations

      • Rosson Long commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Reviewing the other comments below I think a notification system would be nice as well.

        Perhaps the best decision is for the user to be able to "select" how he would like to be updated about his Learning Suite stuff. Or even what things they don't want notifications and emails for.

      • Rosson Long commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this would be incredibly nice, especially if you did something that would let you know for messages in LS as well. Sometimes I'll get important updates or messages in the "Mail" or "Messages" part of LS (The mail icon on the top right of LS) but more often times than not I may not end up checking those messages for a very long time!

        If we added an email feature to that it would be a very reliable we to connect with the students in our classes. i.e. you have a group project but you haven't gotten everyone's numbers or emails. This system can simplify that need. It would also make it much easier for students to communicate.

      • Jeremy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or similar to the way a red notification appears on the messaging button, have a similar dot appear on the tabs of your different courses. You can have settings on what classifies as a notification (ie grade updates, or any new content postings).

      • Tyler Johnson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An option to have e-mail alerts when grades for assignments have been submitted would be nice too. Maybe have a "watch" flag next to each assignment and then if anything changes in relation to that assignmetnt (I.E. due date, grade, description) then the student is notified via text or e-mail

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's great that announcements are posted on the home page and draw our attention and so do new messages in the top right corner (nice fix, by the way--before they were so invisible...). Looking through all our grades though just to see if any new ones have been posted is irritating. I'd love to see notifications when new grades are entered.

      • Nate M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreeing with others: in-app notifications is better than dozens of email.

      • Jacob White commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or perhaps even better, a dashboard of recently graded assignments. With the current system I always have to check on a separate page for every single class to see if assignments have been graded, and by the time I realize something is graded, so much time has passed that I it's no longer relevant to what we are learning about in the class.
        For an example, take a look at the dashboard on BYU Idaho's version of Learning Suite. You can see all your recently graded assignments in one location, every time you log in.
        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3zo7uUWEW7IRW9IRkhmWk5nZk0/edit?usp=sharing

      • Matthew Sheets commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm glad to see the red coloration added in for zeros! :) It's already been helpful to see things that aren't submitted.

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