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  1. Change modal dialogs into inline interaction

    Often in Learning Suite you are presented with some modal dialog to interact. When you check mail, when you check feedback, when you click on an assignment to view the requirements. All modals do in these cases is add an extra click navigation - to click "cancel" or an "x" to get stuff out of the way, rather than just scrolling.

    Instead, allow the user to go wherever they want at any time, without obscuring half the page with a mini-window. When an assignment is clicked on, the required text/fields can just slide down from where they clicked. This saves…

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    • allow for copying on the digital dialogue

      I cant copy a link on digital dialog to paste it and view the material i need to see. wiritng the link by hand? why in the world does digital dialogue not allow copy/paste?

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      • sync final Exams on Learning Suite with my.byu.edu register for classes finals schedule and testing center website

        If finals are changed on learning suite they should be changed on my.byu.edu and an announcement should be sent out,

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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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          • Allow message forwarding

            Allow a message sent to one person on LS to be forwarded to someone else. I had to message an assignment and didn't know we had a TA, so I sent it to the teacher. Now I need to send it to the TA, and it is very difficult without forwarding.

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            • large data loading gif

              When you click on a side menu option (for example under content and course materials) a loading spinner would be nice for large data. If the data is large it takes a while to load but you have no idea if it is loading or not until the data comes back. Thanks!

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              • Have the quiz points match the amount of total question points

                Have the points of the all of the questions match the total point value of the quiz/exam. I had a quiz worth five points, w/ six 1-point qs

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                • Pdfs open in browser instead of downloading.

                  The way the pdf attachments are designed in learning suite, they default to downloading instead of opening within browser pdf viewers. This happens independent of browser, browser settings, and OS.

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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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                    • Move the error notification from directly on top of the course names

                      A lot of times I'll click on a tab and an error message will pop up, so I'll click out of the message, then try the tab again and it opens. The error notification is right on top of the course names, and it's annoying to have to click the x, then try again.

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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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                        • Remove the left navigation bar when viewing the aggregated schedule

                          This will buy all users real estate when coming to the landing page of Learning Suite when it eventually becomes the main page (which is my understanding is the eventual goal once performance issues are ironed out--it'll be great. Very few know about the aggregated schedule still. :). This might mean some customization away from existing templates, but I think it's well worth the value added to students in making the calendar more usable.

                          The biggest issue I see is finding a home for 'Course List', 'Announcements' and 'Assignments'. As the Schedule already exists in its own 'class'* with these…

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                          • Stop Crashing

                            I think Learning Suite would be much improved if it didn't crash constantly. OIT should've worked out the back end before this program even went live, instead we're still beta testing this crap software several years in.

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                              • Combined Schedule back to regular calendar horizontal format

                                It is hard to view the whole week for all my classes anymore because the days of the week go vertically down the side now and I have to scroll over to see what class the assignments are for. The format is just really weird and it's not worth viewing anymore- it's easier to just view the schedules class by class because the format is easier to look at. Can it please go back to what it was?

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                                  Hello. Combined schedule view provides two options, one is “grid” this allows you to see the schedule horizontal. The other option “list” which shows a vertical list based on days. There is also an option for both grid and list, where you can select a “5 Days” schedule or “7 Days” schedule. Does this information help the view seem easier?

                                • Please make Digital Dialogue available to connect to my email.

                                  Please make Digital Dialogue available to connect to my email.

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                                  • Have default markers to label Quizzes/Exams: 'Open Book', 'Open Note', 'Open Internet', 'Open Neighbor', 'Open Anything'

                                    Frequently I run into issues with knowing (a) which of my quizzes/exams are open-book and (b) what exactly that means! On rare occasions, faculty will include this in the directions for a given exam (instructions that appear *before* you have opened the exam) but frequently it either is unstated altogether or has to be dug up in the syllabus. It could be worth considering adding default Boolean values for a few common exam 'markers' that could also have an associated description for times when there might be further confusion (the title of this item suggests a few). Easy-to-scan icons could…

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                                    • Add class homework assignments

                                      Say for example one of your teachers does not like learning suite, and decides to post all of the due dates for assignments on a printout. It would be awesome to be able to manually add classes not included, as well as add assignments manually.

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                                      • stats

                                        Currently, there is a way to view stats for individual assignments, quizzes, exams, etc. There should be a way to view stats for all sections of the class. For instance, how am I doing on the in-class quizzes compared to the class? What about for the written homework? Right now I can only find stats for individual assignments or my overall grade in the class.

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                                        • Use Canvas!

                                          I went to BYU Hawaii. Canvas is used there, its so much easier to use. Please Please PLEASE just check it out.

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