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How can we improve BYU LEARNING SUITE?

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  1. 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.

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      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Home  ·  Admin →
    • No more comparisons!

      I don't understand the need for a comparison button. I have gone my whole schooling career without ever knowing how I compared to everyone else in the class, and you know what? I've been fine! Pride begins with comparisons, and not to mention the low self-esteem one receives when they've done worse than everyone else in the class. I'm disappointed with BYU and the standards it stands for if it has pride-promoting buttons next to every single assignment. Please remove this! It does more damage than it's worth!

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      • 7 votes
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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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          • Half points on grades round up

            If an assignment has a half point, the score will round up. If you click the stats it will show you the real grade. You should show the real grade in the main grades list.

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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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              • Extremely clear warning that the exam is about to end.

                A clear statement such as "This is the end of the exam. Are you sure you want to submit," would be useful to avoid submitting exams prematurely by mistake.

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                • Cumulative Grade for Subcategories

                  Having a total grade at the top of each subcategory (based on graded assignments only) on the "Grades" tab would be awesome!

                  In classes with lots of assignments per category, this would help students get a feel for where they may need to focus in order to pull grades up.

                  **see attached .png; the red text represents the suggested change.

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                  • name change

                    My name at the top is my maiden name - I would like my married name to appear and I have changed it in BYU's system

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                    • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                        0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                        • 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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