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  1. 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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    • Move the "send feedback" bar.

      The "send feedback" bar often sits right in the middle of the page, covering important information. It is a bit obnoxious. Could you please move it to the top or bottom of the page? :)

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      • View score of multiple choice separate from Written

        When you finish an exam (with both multiple choice and written responces) it currently shows the score of multiple choice questions with the TOTAL number of points possible. This makes the score appear much lower because the written responses are not yet graded.
        Allow the final score to appear such as : Multiple choice 37/40. Written responses ?/60 .
        rather than currently: 37/100

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          0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
        • Add a button on the overall schedule to go directly to "this week"

          Add a button on the overall schedule to go directly to "this week" for easier access and calendar navigation

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          • Change the order of class tabs

            We should be able to change the order that our classes are listed in in the tabs at the top of the page. The order they autofill in makes no logical sense.

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            • 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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              • Allow larger files to be attached to assignments.

                My students need to submit large, multi-file assignments for semester-long projects. Currently, the Learning Suite won't accept them, and returning USB flash drives at the end of a semester is a hassle.

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                  0 comments  ·  Assignments  ·  Admin →
                • Better Formatting for Written Answers in Exams

                  When you enter in a written answer for an exam on learning suite, all formatting is lost when you save. If you added paragraphs or indents, they are eliminated. Instead of an easy to read list of bullet points, the answer is just line after line. Italics and bolding is also eliminated.

                  Example of what it looks like after submission: Bullet section: (that was me trying to bold my section of bullet points with a subtitle) •This is my example of how the bullet points just keep going and they are not organized. •Here is my new bullet on the…

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                  • Learning Suite, you need to change the way videos are updated to LS.

                    LS needs to change the way videos are uploaded. More specifically, there is no way to rewind or fast-forward in the video. My instructor loaded an instructional video and LS glitched 3x. I had to re-watch the video to get to the exact point to continue the assignment. Wasted an hour of my time because of a simple feature.

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                    • A thought to make the Course List / Schedule / Announcements Flow a tiny bit less confusing...

                      - The Course List has data for Past / Current / Future courses while
                      - (as far as I can tell), Schedule and Announcements both only contain information for Current courses. That gets confusing when you click on "future" to get information about upcoming courses for the new semester (as it's not the current semester) and then when you hit Schedule or Announcements you get blanks (as I believe they only show info for Current courses--but that's not clear).

                      On the Announcements / Schedule, explicity state in the center of the blank screen, "You have no current courses." If you…

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                      • sort grades by date

                        it would be great to be able to sort assignment by date, regardless of category. the categories are nice for grading, but its really easy to miss an upcoming assignment because its hidden in a category at the bottom that is rarely used

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                        • Administrative Employees going to school and Instructor View

                          This isn't a huge problem. However, I am an administrative employee who is working on a bachelor's degree. When I go to learningsuite I see a link to go to instructor view (even though I am not an instructor). Clicking on this link doesn't actually give me any more access than normal. It just seems like a bug to me. I originally submitted this as an incident, but they told me to submit it as an enhancement.

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                          • dropdown menu

                            mine says it's for summer 2014 and I need to see the fall 2014 information. we need a dropdown menu to change between semesters when we're in the between semesters time.

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                            • Add a "Mute" option or something similar to Learning Suite messages.

                              Sometimes people just are chatting or posting unnecessary messages on the messaging system, which go to ALL the students in the list.

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                              • Eemove the quote from the main page

                                Learning suite is where I go for my class material, not inspirational posters. Please stick to core functionality. You have enough "enhancement" requests to work on that will actually do something useful.

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                                • Remove Default "Drop Low Scores"

                                  Being a new student, I was freaked out to see my exams all crossed out and my course progress showing all zeros! Please remove the default check mark in the "Drop Low Scores" box and just make it an option.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Exams  ·  Admin →
                                  • For Grading: Add a button next to "Score" that fills in a 100%

                                    I'm a TA grader. Oftentimes, students will get a 100%, or close to that, so having to type in a number for every student takes longer than it could. For example, if the Assignment is out of 50 points, then next to where it says ___ / 50, just add a button that would fill in 50 in the box.

                                    I've attached an image of a rough mockup

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                                    • Exceptions for certain students in Assignments.

                                      Add "exceptions" for assignments (just as there are in the settings for exams)

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                                        • Change/remove full page popup views (mail, reading feedback)

                                          When you click on the mail icon in the top right, it doesn't take you to a new page, it hides the current page with a section that acts like a page. The 'x' in the top right is really bizarre for web applications (at least when it isn't apparent that there is something behind it). Reading feedback on an assignment is the same way. It makes you feel like you've navigated to a new page, when you really haven't.

                                          One of the issues with this design pattern is the browser's back button. When a user's view changes from one…

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