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How can we improve BYU LEARNING SUITE?

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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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
                          • Something similar to Quizlet built into learning suite

                            It would be cool if there was a built in program to learningsuite that was similar to Quizlet. We could make digital flash cards, practice tests could be generated from the flashcards etc.

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                            • Allow students to select semester/term

                              The site currently automatically populates with the current semester (which is great), but as another term/semester comes closer I'd like to be able to pull up my full schedule for the upcoming term/semester/see what announcements may be available for all classes in that term/semester, etc. As of right now the only way to do so is by navigating to "Future Courses" and viewing each course individually.

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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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                                • 3 votes
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                                  • No duo sign in requirement

                                    The Duo sign in requirement is fine for those who are really worried about others gaining access to their information, but I would like an option that allowed me to waive the duo sign in so that I don't always have to have two devices active if I'm checking learning suite anywhere other than on my phone.

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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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