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  1. Show the countdown timer in the instructor dashboard

    Show the countdown timer in the instructor dashboard. I have to go away from the podium computer in order to see the projected student display window if I want to see the timer.

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    • Allow bulk removal of questions from modules.

      I create a module by copying from a large bank of questions into the module for the day. I'd then like to go through that new module and remove, in bulk, all the questions I don't want to include. As it stands I now have to delete them one by one or bulk move them to a dummy "garbage" module for later deletion.

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      • Allow for the managment of multiple sections within a single course

        I often teach 4-5 sections of the same course in a semester. I do not set up 5 different mastering courses. That's too much to keep track of. All of my sections get the same course ID, and within Mastering I place them into groups based on sections for easy gradebook filtering. This doesn't integrate with learning catalytics so well. Since all students are in the same masteringclass, they all get placed into the same learning catalytics course. The problem arises when it comes to grades.

        To simplify, say I have 2 sections. One meets monday/wednesday, the other meets tuesday/thursday.

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        • 18 votes
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          • Need abilty for BULK settings on modules

            There needs to be a way to make BULK settings for Modules within a course. For example,
            I want to set the "Do not allow students to review their performance on this module" option (either turn it on or off) to all (or a large set) of the modules at one time.
            Or change the percent credit for participation vs. correctness,
            Or to copy a BULK set of modules to another course, rather than the one-module-at-a-time fooishness.

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            • Don't let students review questions that were not delivered

              LC is currently allowing students to review all questions in a Module, whether the questions were delivered or not. This is a problem in the following scenario:
              1) I create a module with 10 questions that I set up as an Instructor-Led, Synchronous response type, and with the option checked to let students review their performance.
              2) During the class, I start a session for the module but only get through 7 questions (whether because I run out of time or I decide to change the focus during that class period).
              3) I stop the session at the end of…

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              • Make the grade book more user-friendly

                Make the grade book more user-friendly for students.
                Allow students to see an overall grade: percentage of questions answered correctly and percentage of questions answered. It is very confusing to students to see how their learning catalytics grade will be calculated.

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                • Including a Finished button on self paced assignments so that they could be used for in class quizzes and exams.

                  I would like to use LC for in class quizzes and exams. Since I use it regularly in the classroom, students are familiar with using LC, and it has a rich question set, making it ideal for in class electronic testing. If I use a self-paced assignment as as in class quiz, I need some way for students to submit the quiz when they are done that will prevent them from continuing to work on the quiz. For example, in an hour long quiz some students will finish early. They could leave the classroom, log back into LC (if they…

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                  • Randomize order of questions in self-paced modules.

                    I would like the ability to randomize the order of questions in self-paced assignments so that they can be used for in-class electronic testing. In a large class with limited chaperones, it is possible for students to collaborate by moving through a self-paced assignment together and watching the others submissions. Randomizing the order of the questions would make collaboration very difficult since they will not see the same questions at the same time.

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                    • Allow the export of the "Attendance Information" spreadsheet

                      Sometimes we have wireless issues so students can't log their answers, but we want to give them credit for attending the class.

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                      • respond back to messages

                        allow instructors to respond back in a chat to student messages

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                        • Allow instructors to open several modules simultaneously

                          If I want students to be able to do targeted preparation for a midterm or final exam, I might create 5 modules, each based on material from a single chapter. The student who wanted to concentrate on one chapter at a time could do the self-paced tests when they were studying.

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                          • Fix answer formatting error when switching question type

                            If a question type is switched from "multiple choice" to "many choice" every answer text acquires lots of formatting codes that have to be edited out. For example, "Steady state" becomes "{"t"=>"t", "v"=>"<p>Steady state.</p>\n"}". This may happen between other question types, too. I haven't checked.

                            4 votes
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                            • Use formatted image dimensions in student display window

                              Images in the student display window should be displayed at same dimensions as they are formatted to be when the question is created (i.e., pixel width and height), and as they are displayed on the students' devices. Currently, the images in the student display window are much smaller. There is already a suggestion for image size when reviewing images, but this suggestion is for the image size in the question itself.

                              7 votes
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                                • show group responses as the answer and not A, B or C etc..

                                  When in a group round, in Team based delivery. there is an option for students to see the previous individual answers of their team mates by clicking "Show Group Responses"

                                  This then shows the participants names with A, B or C etc and if the responses are random, the letter can correspond to different answers.

                                  If it showed what the answers that were selected in the individual round that would allow students to argue the merits of the answers and not just "what was answer D for you?"

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Mobile app for Learning Catalytics

                                    Once students are registered to use MasteringBiology, students could download the app and access Learning Catalytics without having to re-enter their login and password. --Tanya Soule, IPFW

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                                    • Add an extra discpline

                                      Can we please have the "Auditing" discipline added under the Business - Accounting area? It is a separate topic and we'd love to be able to both put our questions in this area (instead of the general Accounting area) and search for new questions.

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                                      • Create a new question template - Chat / Collaboration

                                        Creating a question template which allows students to discuss on a certain topic which aims to enhance their collaboration, critical thinking and/or debating skills. Students will be inspired from peer response too as they can see everyone's answers (progress) and the instructor can also choose to throw more ideas/feedback depending on the student's response.

                                        Below is the example of a similar kind. That's from a demo question so please neglect the answer it's just to show the effect of this question type.

                                        http://LearningApps.org/display?v=pkhuqhzn301

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                                        • Hey, why can't I use the confidence questions in a Team activity? I really want that.

                                          Hey, why can't I use the confidence questions in a Team activity? I really want that.

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