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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Allow students to see responses from all students when viewing closed sessions

    Allow students to see responses from all students when viewing closed sessions.

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  3. Student Preview Mode

    Have a student preview mode so that before the session is launched, we can test new questions to see how students will enter answers and ensure the question is being graded correctly.

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  4. Add sum to data collection question type

    The data collection question type currently returns mean, etc. It would be helpful to also get sum data in the case when students are providing tally data.

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  5. Allow a "multiple numerical" question type

    This would be a question where students could enter in a sequence of numbers of specified length. For example, if I want students to enter in the components of a vector in R3, it would give them three blanks into which they type numbers. Again, like the existing "numerical" type but with multiple blanks (the number of which is determined when the question is created).

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  6. Provide response counts in addition to percentages in the bar graph of real-time responses

    The bar graph of responses (in real-time during delivery, and after closing delivery) shows percentages of the total number of responses. I'd like for it to also show the raw number of responses. This would allow me to do some quick math is the responses are numberic.

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  7. option to send private messages to students

    option to send private messages to students

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 2 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. More online services.

    Online services improve our learning experiences.

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  16. 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…

    18 votes
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  17. 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.

    5 votes
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  18. 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.

    34 votes
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  19. 10 votes
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  20. extra credit

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

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