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  1. Make an app

    Seriously.

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      • Highlighting Text Questions

        It would be great if the highlighting text type questions would also allow us to include superscripts and subscripts so they can highlight in balanced reactions or equations. In the latter case special characters would be a useful functionality.

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          • More online services.

            Online services improve our learning experiences.

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              • Increase the types of responses allowed in expression type questions.

                For example, I would like to pose a question in which student respond with a vector <a,b,c>; however the symbols < and > are not allowed.

                Another example, I would like to ask the students for the equation of a circle centered at the origin, i.e., r^2 = x^2+y^2; however the = sign is not allowed!

                This puts an extreme restriction on the type of questions and responses available for these types of questions.

                It has been demonstrated repeatedly that free response questions perform much better at testing a student's knowledge compared to multiple choice.

                Please, please, please fix this…

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                  • Collapsable module folders

                    Be able to organize modules into folders that can be "closed" or hidden when you are not using those modules at other times in the semester.

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                    • Matching Question Options display

                      In Matching Questions, the Options that appear in the drop-down menus should be the wording of the Options the question author types in instead of "1st choice," "2nd choice," 3rd choice," etc. It would be clearer to students which option they are selecting.

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                      • Make the PPT upload useable

                        I tried out the PPT upload option today. Great idea but the execution makes it useless. PPT is so compressed that it's tiny and very low quality. The fonts are messed-up so the text elements overlap. Lack of PPT integration is the number one issue my faculty have with LC and the PPT is too problematic for me to suggest it to them.

                        My suggestion is to not compress the PPT files or compress them less so they can be full-screen and high quality. Otherwise this feature is useless.

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                        • extra credit

                          Would love to have the ability to specify questions in my Modules as extra credit questions.

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                          • Please put the actual items back in the ranking prortion of the ranking questions

                            At some point in July 2016, the way ranking questions are presented changed.
                            Formerly, the actual items to be ranked appeared in the drop-down boxes presented to the students.
                            Now, when the student tries to answer, they are present with "first answer", "second answer", "third answer", ...
                            This requires that the student constantly refer back to the list of items. This is confusing and cumbersome, particularly on a device with a small screen.
                            i suspect this is a programming error in which the program was toald to actually display the words "first answer" rather than reference the actual first answer. …

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                            • Change how questions are graded when the same question is asked multiple times.

                              If the same question is asked more than once it would be nice to have the ability to have the student's grade based on their highest score for that question. This would also require the total points for a session to depend on the number of questions.Right now students get separate points each time the question is asked and the total possible points depends on the number of questions AND the number of times each question is asked.

                              This feature would help instructors who are teaching multiple sections of the same course. I currently teach three sections and use the…

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                                • Fix date sort of sessions for individual student so that Feb comes after Jan

                                  Your code appears to be sorting the date based on alphabetical order rather than calendar order.

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                                  • Create a new question type: EQUATIONS

                                    This is similar to another post about expanding the symbols allowed in the "Expression" types of questions.

                                    Sometimes answers ARE equations, thus the = sign is required.

                                    Also, interval notation, such as (a,b) or (-infinity, infinity) are needed either in the existing "EXPRESSION" question types or this new "EQUATION" question types. Note: the words "infinity" above would be substituted with the infinity symbol, which would need to be made available.

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                                    • Allow author testing of questions

                                      For some questions (region, direction) it is often difficult to tell whether you have set up the question properly. It would be great if the author could "test" the question, somewhat like being in student view except just for that question and seeing immediately whether the answer is right or wrong, so that we could play with typical student errors and make sure that they end up being appropriately marked.

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                                      • Hints After First Attempt in Team Based Assessment

                                        Provide hints after the first attempt during a team based assessment.
                                        For example, after the first attempt at a many choice question students could be given hints such as "more then two choices are correct" or "only one choice is correct".

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                                        • Actually do something about the feedback that has been presented and asked here! 245 votes for making an App. Where is it?

                                          Actually do something about the feedback that has been presented and asked here! 245 votes for making an App. Where is it? How many votes does it take for Learning Catalytics to do something? First semester trying out Learning Catalytics and far from impressed.

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