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  1. 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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  2. Randomize order of questions in self-paced modules.

    I would like the ability to randomize the order of questions in self-paced assignments so that they can be used for in-class electronic testing. In a large class with limited chaperones, it is possible for students to collaborate by moving through a self-paced assignment together and watching the others submissions. Randomizing the order of the questions would make collaboration very difficult since they will not see the same questions at the same time.

    3 votes
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  3. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Drag and drop or copy and paste images into question stems or answers.

    I wish I could just cut and past images from ppt or other document; and/or drag and drop an image from my desktop into either question stems or answer blocks. It is a bit tedious to have to upload the image and then drag the image title to the appropriate box.

    When I try cut n' paste of images, the image does not always show up or it only half shows up.

    46 votes
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  10. Copy multiple modules at one time to another course

    I need to copy all 59 modules from one LC course to another specific course without having to go through the horribly tedious copy process of each module (which will take over 2 hours of continuous "selecting" from dropdowns)!!!! Copying a course in its entirety is NOT an option for me as the receiving course is linked to a Modified Mastering course. Another option would be to take a copy of an existing LC course and make IT the linked course (not currently possible according to 24/7 Support).

    32 votes
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  11. Show bigger "uploaded images" when reviewing answers

    The current "upload image" questions are great for situations where students need to sketch and annotate their sketches. In particular for out of class assignments.

    Unfortunately the image size when reviewing the answers is too small to read most average size handwritings (on a photo of a letter sized paper).

    48 votes
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  12. Allow students to submit anonymous responses to questions.

    I wish to poll my class, but they should be able to answer anonymously. Otherwise, I can't ask questions that might be considered personal.

    41 votes
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  13. Group students in a session even if they didn't submit an answer to the current question

    Currently, if no answer was submitted, there's a message "You are not sitting close enough to any students to be grouped" if you didn't answer the current question, which forces students to submit a dummy answer if they couldn't figure out the problem.

    7 votes
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  14. Allow individual students access to complete session late

    Students with excused absences could still have the opportunity to participate/complete homeworks on LC if there were an instructor option to reopen the session to allow only specific students access to session questions.

    16 votes
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  15. Please allow multiple rooms for one course!

    I cannot see how to maintain the link to the home course gradebook in MP when I have two different classrooms for the same course - am I missing something?

    5 votes
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  16. Have questions worth fractions of a point.

    I would like to be able to have each day's learning catalytics activities to be worth 1 point total. I would therefore like to be able to set each question to be worth a fraction of a point so all added together would be worth 1 point total.

    8 votes
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  17. improve the drawing resolution

    I teaching general and organic chemistry classes, and the ability for students to draw chemical structures is a strength of the LC software. However, the current drawing resolution severely limits the types of structure drawing possible. This seems reasonable for someone drawing on a phone, but it should be possible to draw higher resolution images using a tablet or laptop.

    21 votes
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    We are investigating adding an option that will allow you to preserve the original (larger) size of an image that you upload, either for display purposes or to provide a larger background image for students to draw on. (Currently we make uploaded images smaller both to save bandwidth and to provide consistency of experience between laptops, tablets, and smartphones.)

    I’d be interested in hearing from folks that have voted on this issue: what are the largest image dimensions that you would envision wanting to use in a question?

  18. Make an app for Iphone

    Makes it easier for the student to use the platform anytime they feel for it

    345 votes
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  19. Allow instructors to show results to students even if not all students in the class have gotten their answers in yet.

    Not all instructors grade, and it takes a long time to wait for all students in very large classes to poll in. Sometimes having results from 75% of the students is enough to discuss and move on. If the poll can keep running to collect answers, then all students can be counted for participation even if they have already seen results. Poll Everywhere does this and it allows me to move through class much faster in some instances.

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  20. Make an app for Android

    Makes it easier to access via Android smartphones and tablets

    119 votes
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