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  1. Results view

    The results display automatically displays next to the question, making some of the results hard to read. It would be great to have the option of only showing the results, without the original question, so that the results are the only part on the screen. Alternatively the question could be minimized once the results are displayed so that the results have more space on the student screen.

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  2. Scientific notation.

    The program should allow multiple forms of an answer for scientific notation. Though we can tell the students to submit in a particular way, they generally don't listen and it would be nice to be able to see all the write and wrong answers without having half of the right ones be marked wrong due to formatting.

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  3. Is there a way to schedule a future date and time for a session to start? Or does a session always have to be started manually?

    Is there a way to schedule a future date and time for a session to automatically start once at the specified time? Or does a session always have to be started manually?

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  4. Course Archival

    Please add an option to save course (and student) data beyond one year without having to extend the end date of the course.

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  6. Update your search engine, searching for common terms usually results in "no items found".

    Link questions to actual chapters in your texts so that an instructor can easily make use of them. Right now it is a mess, I only use my own questions as I can never find any on the site.

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  7. Open "teacher deck" on another device

    I would like to present from my desktop and have the teacher view and control from an ipad or second device. PearDeck has the option to "open teacher deck on another device". I'd like to be able to do the same thing here.

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  8. Matching Interface

    The matching interface is horrible. Instead of first choice, second choice, etc. students should see the actual choices.

    Also, despite repeated attempts I cannot get the matching question to list the same option only once. For instance, if I have three subquestions that match to "zero," the option "zero" shows up three times. LC help pages say this should only show up once. I have tried to copy and paste the answers, still to no avail

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  9. 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.

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  10. INCREASE THE SERVER SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously, the database is slow.

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  12. Allowing instructors to copy modules created at other colleges/accounts

    Like many of us, I teach at multiple colleges. It would be a huge time saver to be able to copy modules that I have created in my other accounts (colleges). Yes, I could search the library; however: a) it takes forever; and b) I have private content in my modules I wish to access. I don't have time to reinvent the wheel.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 17 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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