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  1. 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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      • Unify view of assignment statistics between student and instructor view

        When looking at statistics for a graded item the views differ between the student and instructor view. The student view is much better and I believe when statistics are viewed the student view should appear.

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              • Have a "sent history" on the email tab so that I can look back at past messages I have sent.

                I'd like to be able to look back on the emails I've sent through Learning Suite for things like drafted emails that were never sent, emails I have sent, and emails that might not have gone through.

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                • 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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                    • tutorial

                      My husband is a new student here, and has trouble navigating Learning Suite. Is there a tutorial for new students?

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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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