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  1. 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 →
    • Make the aggregated schedule the main page when logging into Learning Suite

      The new general/aggregated schedule under "all courses" is great, so great in fact that I think the all courses tab should be done away with. I think it would be great if Learning Suite could automatically direct to the schedule when opened.

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      • Accept Mac .pages extension for document uploads

        Assignment uploads currently only accept Microsoft Word and PDF documents. This means Pages (Apple's equivalent of Word) documents have to be converted/exported as Microsoft Word or PDF documents before the assignments can be uploaded. This creates extra hassle for Mac- and Apple-user students who need to upload assignments, even pressuring them to use a different word processing application.

        Adding the acceptance of .pages extensions in addition to .doc, .docx, and .pdf would make the site more friendly to the Mac- and Apple-user portion of the student body.

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        • 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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          • Message Confirmation

            Create a "Seen By: " box so the message sender knows if the message has been read. This would be similar to the feature in Facebook when someone posts to a group page. And help professors/students know if they need to verbally follow up on messages that may or may not have been checked.

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            • Get rid of the 'Email' feature. The 'Messages' feature does the same thing but better

              I have classmates who've erroneously used the Email feature to ask a question to the entire class. The answer to the question would be good for everyone to know. Unfortunately, when I received the email with his question, no one could respond to the question in a way that the entire class benefits from the answer. I have no way of knowing whether the question has been answered or what the answer might be.

              The Messages feature supports this, and doesn't leave the rest of the class out of the loop. It also supports private messages if your question is…

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              • 4 votes
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                • Maintain line breaks in comments

                  When adding notes to an assignment, newlines are not transformed into <br> tags.

                  Example

                  "1. a
                  2. b
                  3. c"

                  comes back as "1.a 2.b 3.c" when I view/submit

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                  • Print

                    When you click on an Assignment, it brings up a dialog, but there is no Print button, just Close and View/Submit. Some of these are lengthy (such as those in CS 142), and it is nice to have a printout to work off of rather than flipping back and forth between screens. Please add a Print button.

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                    • Assignment due email reminder

                      It think it would be useful to add an option of receiving an email reminder one day before an assignment is due.

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                      • I would like to be able to specify the email address that Learning Suite uses.

                        As a BYU Employee working towards a degree, my default email is my work email. However, there are many occasions when the TA emails the class after hours or on weekends and I do not receive the email until I go back to work. It is a unique case, but it would be nice to have a Learning Suite email preference.

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                        • 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!

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                          • Add icon to show up on Windows 8 live tile

                            Windows 8 and 8.1 allow you to pin websites to the Start Screen. If websites don't have icons set up appropriately, a color is somewhat randomly selected for the tile and a generic Internet Explorer icon is assigned to the website. It would be great to have the web designers take the little bit of time necessary to know how to format the icon so that it shows up correctly on the Start Screen when pinned. Mormon Channel, You Tube, Gmail, Google Calendar, Pinterest are all great examples of websites that are doing it correctly so that the tile is…

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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Home  ·  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 →
                              • Take away the Presidential Message on the LS landing page

                                As a web developer myself, I'm appreciative of the functionality LS provides--especially the combined calendar. However, the new "Presidential Message" that appears on LS home page takes away from the stark functionality of Learning Suite. Upon loading, it often grabs my attention as it's the only graphic on the page. However, I've noticed that the image and quote often get distracts and derails me from my focus on my assignments. I log into LS with the goal of looking up an assignment. But when the graphic/quote appears, my thoughts are drawn away from navigating to the specific class and I…

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                                • Copy and paste iCalendar feed on mobile devices (Android specifically)

                                  I cannot copy the iCalendar link when viewing Learning Suite on a mobile browser. This seems like a simple fix, but it's very irritating.

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                                  • Change the font-family to something more readable and less like italicized font.

                                    New italicized text is difficult to read and puts an unnecessary strain on the eyes. Change it to a sans-serif font like 'Arial' to make it readable.

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                                    • TA view defaulted to student view

                                      I am a TA and the most frustrating thing that I have had to deal with on learningsuite is the fact that it is defaulted to instructor view on both my phone and computers. I would like for there to be an option of which view to have as the default or at least have the student view as default because as TAs, we have classes too. I haven't been able to easily access the combined schedule feature that I love and on the phone you have to awkwardly scroll off to the side to even select student view.

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                                      • Resubmit Warning

                                        As a student, if I have submitted an assignment though learning suite before the due date, and I go to resubmit after the due date, please warn me that my new submission is after the due date. (.btn-warning, a pop-up, or a waning message after the "notes")

                                        That late penalty may be worse than my better version. Thanks!

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                                        • The progress bar on quizzes should not be fixed on the window

                                          When taking a quiz, the bar with "back, next page, submit" is fixed to the window bottom so I always see it. This can make users think they have reached the bottom of the page when they haven't. A simple CSS change should be made to keep this at the bottom of the page.
                                          It would also be nice if before hitting "next-page" or "submit" it alerted me if I had questions that are unanswered.

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