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  1. Mobile Application

    Make a mobile application available on Apple and Android devices for the purpose of reminding about assignments through push notifications and viewing a To-Do list of all assignments not completed. Additional features could later include seeing the the assigned readings, viewing content, viewing grades, etc. This app would be very helpful to students to not forget assignments. And c'mon... It's about time we get an app. We're millennials after all! There's an app for everything everything these days except Learning Suite.

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      0 comments  ·  Assignments  ·  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  ·  Admin →
      • Stick With Non-Italicized Text

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

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        • Only allow messages from professors or TA's

          Lots of classes never use the LS messages feature but provide a tempting avenue for fellow students to spam others with requests to take endless Qualtrics surveys for other classes, annoying freshman looking for people with plans for the weekend, etc. Spam that no ones cares about but we're forced to look at thinking it might actually be something important.

          It would be awesome if Learning Suite had an option in the Messages tab to only allow messages to be received from professors or TA's to ensure that only *relevant* messages get through. Please. Think of our collective sanity.

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          • 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 →
            • 11 votes
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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.

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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  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!

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                          1 comment  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                          • 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 →
                            • 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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                                0 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                              • Have the combined schedule default to 7 days showing after chosen

                                Duplicate:
                                1. Log in to Learning Suite
                                2. Click on combined schedule
                                3. Click on 7 days to show 7 days (top right corner)

                                After I log out or move pages and then go back to the combined schedule, I would like it to have stayed on showing the 7 days, rather than going back to 5 days and always reclicking on 7 days.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Assignments  ·  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 →
                                  • Require Professors to publish to learning suite by a certain time

                                    Its the day before classes start and still no published classes on my LS. I find this rather inconvenient because I need to give my boss a schedule of what I think I can work, but without knowing how many assignments there will be or without even seeing a syllabus, it makes it rather difficult.

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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                                      • It would be great if the messages had an escape key that worked so you didn't have to find it and click it.

                                        It would be great if the messages had an escape key that worked so you didn't have to find it and click it. Also, none of the professors use the page correctly and put random things in random places, is there a way you could "teach" them what the categories are and when to use them?

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                                        • 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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