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  1. Combined assignment section

    There should be a section that combines all due assignments for all registered courses on the home page. This would be more efficient and time saving for students.

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    • Please... LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME WHEN LEARNING SUITE WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE.

      As students, we are given STRICT deadlines by our professors for quizzes, tests, and assignment due dates. It is absolutely imperative that we have constant access to Learning Suite to facilitate the timely accomplishment of these assignments. There's been several times where I have been unable to access learning suite to get access to course material, or even submit the necessary projects. PLEASE, please, PLEASE let us know ahead of time when we will not be able to access the website. Please put it in a CLEARLY obvious place, because this is not a nice surprise. Thanks.

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      • It would be nice to see the questions and answers to exams.

        When the exam is finished. It would be useful to see the questions with the the answers I put as well as the correct answer.

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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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          • 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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                  • Open links in a new tab

                    Simple request: Have links in assignment descriptions (or anywhere really) open in a new tab. It's annoying to always have to reopen LS or remember to right click/open in new tab.

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                    • Print button for assignments both graded/non-graded

                      Allow the users to print the list of assignments for the class, along with the associated student score, max score, and due date.

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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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                                • 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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                                  • More Interview Quotes

                                    I actually really like the quotes from teachers, and would love to see more. The Faculty Center has a really good list of quotes that show how much teachers are thinking about their students well being and growth.

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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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