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  1. 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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    • Don't load > 2MB of JSON when loading messages

      When loading messages, LearningSuite loads 2MB of JSON. It seems be
      loading all the recipients and all kinds of extra data for every thread. As a result, it takes forever to load, and I am almost always only interested in
      the newest messages.

      The actual text content of the messages I have received probably fits
      in < 10 kilobytes (definitely less than 100 kb). Load the other stuff dynamically or something.

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        1 comment  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Grades  ·  Admin →
        • PLEASE LET US OPT OUT OF MESSAGING

          I don't even care about reporting people, just let us leave chats and stop getting notifications. I don't want to filter out all new students, I just want to be able to leave groups of students babbling in their mission languages and insulting each other. PLEASE. It would take like a days worth of coding.

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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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            • 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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              • 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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                  1 comment  ·  Home  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Schedule  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                            1 comment  ·  Home  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 →
                            • 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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