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  1. 32 votes
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  2. Implementing Vector Notation in Expressions

    Vector notation, variables with upper arrow, is used in mathematics and physics to differentiate vectors from scalars. It is not currently supported within "Expression" questions. Vectors can be entered in the math palate, using the keyboard command \vec, but it is not recognize by auto scoring.

    2 votes
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  3. Please add "Change Grade" action for a Learning Catalytics item in Gradebook!

    Please add "Change Grade" action for a Learning Catalytics item in Gradebook!
    Situation 1: A student is enrolled in course A but participates in a session with course B. His session result is not sent to his gradebook in course A but sitting in a respective module in course B. I am not able to enter the score manually in student's gradebook in course A neither.
    Situation 2. I would like to be able to assign partial credit for a question(s). Learning Catalytics allows only "0" or "1" points. Having "Change Grade" option would at least enable to adjust the…

    14 votes
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  4. I would love to be able to delete some of my courses. !

    It would be very helpful if I can just delete courses that I will never use. I don't see the reason why I can't do that.

    8 votes
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  5. Make an app

    Seriously.

    299 votes
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  6. 52 votes
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  8. 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.

    44 votes
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  9. 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.

    20 votes
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  10. 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. …

    41 votes
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  11. 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.

    32 votes
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  12. Group questions depending on Chapters

    Group test bank questions based on chapters.

    10 votes
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  13. 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…

    22 votes
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  14. 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.

    11 votes
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  15. Allow instructors to reopen sessions

    I made a self-paced module for my students that was supposed to stay open until September 2. There was a glitch in Learning Cataltyics that made the session close on August 31.

    I spent over an hour on the phone with technical support with no resolution as to why my session was prematurely terminated or what I could do about it.

    It would be helpful if instructors had the ability to reopen a particular session ID, so that if there are glitches like this, they don't have to give students a different session ID number. Having to pass out multiple…

    55 votes
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  16. matching

    In matching questions, allow more "options" than "subquestions". For example, allow the instructor to list three subquestions and five options, of which two options have no match (i.e, there are two distractors). This allows the instructor to minimize the ability of students to determine the matches by process of elimination.

    10 votes
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  17. Make Pearson PPT quiz/clicker questions available for use in LC.

    The textbooks I use have Power Point presentations with quiz questions for each chapter (available within instructor resources). Migrating these questions to LC, and making them available would be very helpful.

    42 votes
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  18. Word cloud results needs to be larger

    When 'show all results' for a word cloud is displayed on the the projected screen the word cloud needs to be bigger in size.

    There is plenty of real estate on the screen, however the word cloud only takes a small portion (less than a quarter of the projected space) and some of the smaller words cant be seen.

    21 votes
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  19. Countdown timer should be displayed on students devices

    The countdown timer in automatic pacing, as well as the round clock that counts submitted answers, currently appear only on the instructors screen and on the window projected in the classroom.

    If the instructor is not using a projector, he has to orally remind students of the remaining time. Please show the timer and clock on students devices.

    Another detail: on the student window that is projected, the countdown timer has colours red on blue, which are very hard to read. Please change the color.

    37 votes
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  20. Paste several questions and answers at once

    When creating a question, the option to paste several choices at once is excellent. It would be excellent to have this feature to paste several questions at once. For example, the instructions could read, "Paste questions here, with choices one per line. Insert a blank line between questions."

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    6 votes
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