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  1. Link or view of Professor's personal class websites

    I really hate it when Professor's choose to have their own website for their classes. The ideal solution would be to require all Professor's to use learning suite (It get's messy when three classes are on Learning Suite and the other two are on their own websites).

    Since it is likely not possible to require this, it would be really nice to have Learning Suite accommodations.

    Option #1 (Easier)
    Since the Learning Suite is often not published when a Professor has an external website, it would be very helpful to at least link to the external website when you click…

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    • Not everyone used the scroll bar to move up and down the page. sometime poeple use the up down arrows for convenience. this however changes

      Not everyone used the scroll bar to move up and down the page. sometime people use the up down arrows for convenience. this however changes your inputed answers. That is a silly thing to lose points on a online quiz for. Please change it

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      • Create Repeating Events in Calendar

        There needs to be a way to create a repeating event in the combined calendar for things that teachers haven't put there. I want to, for example, put that I have an online math assignment due every tuesday and thursday rather than have to type it in on each day, each week.

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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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                • Add keyboard shortcuts

                  The current click-based UI slows down effectiveness. If there were more robust keyboard shortcuts to navigate and interact with Learning Suite my college experience would be entirely revolutionized.

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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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                      • I want to remove myself from a community

                        i am still enrolled in a community and it really doesn't even exist anymore. I want to be able to remove myself

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                          • Make it a requirement for every teacher to use Learning Suite

                            It is really frustrating when a teacher elects not to use it. We cannot see a syllabus online (and sometimes they don't give us a paper one either), we cannot see our grades at all, and we can't communicate with other classmates, just to name a few problems.
                            Last semester I had three classes that didn't use learning suite. I had absolutely no idea what grade I would be given for the classes until final transcripts were due, and one teacher was two weeks late submitting theirs. I feel like the teachers need to be more accountable to the students,…

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                            • remove the line: There are no instructor feedback notes for this assignment.

                              The very presence of that sentence is redundant and distracts from useful text.

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                              • Like button for comments made within the message threads

                                I like the new message system but I get an inflated number of notifications of students just saying "thanks" to professors or TAs. Only about 1/3 - 1/4 of the message notifications I got last week affected me or had substantial content. Like buttons for comments would significantly cut back on unnecessary and repeat messages.

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                                • Dashboard

                                  I don't know if this is already possible, but there should be a way to view past posts on dashboard. Sometimes my professors post review material for tests on the dashboard, but as soon as the date passes I can't view it anymore.

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                                  • Create a discussion/QA tool attached to each test/assignment

                                    There are always a million questions for large assignments (Especially finals) and it would be great if instead of needing to go back and forth over email, students could post and group questions associated with a given test or assignment that professors could then answer. That QA spot would become the authority on updated information for assignments and tests and make it so that professors only have to answer questions once--something that I think they'd love.

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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                                    • Quicker Access from BYU Computers

                                      This would involve more integration with BYU login for lab and library computers than an actual change to Learning Suite, but it would be time saving to a lot of students if there was a box you could check while logging into a BYU computer that automatically logged you into Learning Suite.

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                                      • Wiki textbook for certain courses

                                        Okay, the textbook is confusing and the slides for the class don't give all the information, but people have gotten questions answered and pounded out better understanding than the textbook can give (for it is cryptic).

                                        I ask that a ongoing text-wiki-thing be made that allows students to add information about studying for the various modules of a class.

                                        Key features would include:
                                        The professor can edit it
                                        other students can vote up or down the "complete description" that someone submitted (with a reminder that clarity and completeness are what should be valued most).
                                        Things separated into Class days or…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Personal background

                                          I rather like the idea of having a personal background on learning suite that appears on the homepage. My wife uses BYU Idaho's brain honey and that is one of the options. It looks awesome and would add a nice homey touch to an otherwise sterile page.

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