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  1. Create a "Program Code" question type

    The Long Answer question type is not useful for asking students to input a snippet of computer program code for an answer. The L.A. type strips out multiple spaces that a student may enter for indenting lines of program code. The response the instructor sees on his/her screen is all left-justified, which is difficult to analyze or to show to the class. A "Program Code" question type should preserve all spaces for viewing. Ideally, it should also use a monospaced font so that columns line up.

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  2. Update Manual Grades

    When I'm looking at all the modules in my course, there's a column called "Results" with little pie charts (green = correct and red = incorrect). For "long answer" type questions, the pie is greyed out. I wish after I go in and manually grade student's responses, the pie would update to reflect the outcome of the manual grading. Likewise for a "numerical" answer question. If the students include units when they aren't supposed to, they will be counted wrong. I can go back and manually regrade these, but the updated scores are not reflected in the red/green pie.

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  3. Add RegEx to Search filter

    I have multiple sections each week and multiple modules for each lab. So the search filter is very helpful, but it would be much better if regex operators could be used. For instance if I wanted find all the modules in the noon section of Lab 3 with module titles format:

    2017 Lab# Subject Time

    I could type in the search box Lab4.*12:00 and see them all

    I know I could restructure the title format to Lab#Time, but this is just an example. I'm looking for flexibility overall

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  4. IP address access

    Limit student access by IP address. I have students not attending class but they can still log on to the Learning Catalytics class anywhere. I would like to have the ability to limit their access to my school's IP address so more than likely they would actually be attending the class.

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  5. 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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  8. 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…

    5 votes
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  9. More online services.

    Online services improve our learning experiences.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. extra credit

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

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  15. Exported a lecture or question as Text (with Tex), HTML, or PDF.

    If I have used this site as an authoring tool, and wish to use the same question in other environments/publications, it would be very nice to not have to retype everything...

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Change from "pixels" to percentage length of vector for vector magnitude questions.

    For "direction" type questions, if I want to have it graded based on direction and magnitude of the vector, the tolerance for a correct answer is a number of pixels. I have no way of knowing how many pixels a given vector translates to on anyone's device, rendering this option virtually useless. Please just make it so that it's a percentage length of the correct length.

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