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  1. Allow the histogram binning of the data collection question type to be customizable.

    Especially to accommodate variability at different numbers of decimal places. At the moment, it seems 6.981 is binned separately from 6.980 even though they both come up as 6.98 (2dp).

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  2. Have a pricing option for a 4 year or 5 year plan.

    It might help with getting people to use it over the long run. I know money is an issue with many students so paying once instead of each year would seem more like a deal. I know Top Hat offers 5 year plan for $38.

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  3. provide an option for a classroom seat map to have an "owner"

    The time it has taken to generate the 1550-seat map for our auditorium space has been significant. We're concerned that someone else might attempt to edit, or worse yet, accidentally delete, this map. This came up when we noticed that we are able to (but didn't) edit the seat map in another room on our campus.

    Could it be possible--even on an optional basis--for a room's seat map to be assigned an "owner," and all edits need to be requested through that owner?

    11 votes
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  4. add a feature to allow instructor to see all student names on the seat map simultaneously

    The instructor will be able to see the name of every student in every seat, which will help them to match names with faces.

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  5. Add a feature to allow groups to compete in class

    One feature of other audience response systems is to allow students to choose or be assigned to groups at the beginning of a session and have the groups "compete." At any point in the module, you could display the current rankings based on students' scores. Students appreciate friendly competition, even in higher and professional education!

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  6. Show the text of each multiple choice answer in the bar graph rather than just A, B, C,...

    right now in multiple choice questions, when the answer is delivered to the students, the bar graph has only the letters A, B, C, etc associated with the bar. If a student wants to know what answer is associated with A, B, etc, they have to look at the list of answers above. Why not, like in the priority answer type, print the text of the answer right in the bar. If you are looking to improve student learning from the answers, this will make it much easier for them.

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  7. Allow asynchronous (written) peer instruction

    I'm imagining the following scenario: for homework (or JiTT) students get self paced questions. Those responses which cannot be graded automatically are assigned to peers for written feedback or grading.

    I could expand on details if required.

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  8. Option for comments to be sent via email

    I would like to see an option where when I make a comment on a student's answer the student gets notified via email. The email would have a link that would take them directly to the page showing the question, their response and my comment.

    This would be especially useful for JiTT

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  9. Give a clear signal when some specified proportion of students say "I don't get it"

    I love the "I don't get it graph" in principle but in practice does not work for me. I use LC on my iPad while projecting keynote on the screen. Thus I only look at LC when I am giving questions. IMHO it would be great if LC could deliver an audio signal when enough people say they are confused (customizable on number, of course). An electric shock would work better but a bit harder to implement.

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  10. Allow sharing and copying of whole modules to and from colleagues

    A module that is developed as a case-study could be published and shared with other faculty at different institutions, instead of searching for and selecting individual questions.

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  11. Make it possible to change the order of the (self-paced) modules that the student sees.

    On the instructors side you can order it by date, type or name but that does not seem to propagate through to the student view.

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  12. Self-test option:allow feedback at the option level and don't display correct answer till they completed or exhausted attempts.

    Allow students to get instant feedback but not the correct answer. This could help them when they repeat the questions and help to guide them.

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  13. When students don't select a seat...

    If a student doesn't select a seat when they log in, their answers do not show on the seat chart. Could any student not selecting a seat be given a different shape (circle?) and placed (a quasi-seat) at one edge of the class. That way, instructors could see how they were doing, even if they were trying to "hide" or be anonymous.

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  14. Create Partial Credit Scoring Option for Multiple-Answer Questions

    When student get part of a multiple answer question correct, their position in the seating chart show orange rather than red or green. That's great. But there aren't matching scoring options. Two possibilities come to mind: 1) Treat each possible answer as a true-false question worth (1/number-of-answers) of the question's total score 2) When setting up multiple-answer questions, give the creator the option of assigning positive (and possibly negative) values for each answer correctly (or wrongly) selected.

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  16. Option to select a groupe of students and send them separate set of questions

    Option to select a groupe of students and send them separate set of questions

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  17. option to send private messages to students

    Option to select a groupe of students and send them separate set of questions

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  18. option to send private messages to students

    option to send private messages to students

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  19. Make an app for Android

    Makes it easier to access via Android smartphones and tablets

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