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  1. allow users to query on degree requirement progress

    Allow users to query on the progress of Requirements

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      2 comments  ·  Grading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • prevent the popup message when a duplicate exists in the search for a course

      If a student enters a course ID to register and there are two options offered with that ID, a pop-up message occurs saying “Course could not be found, or duplicates exist.” Is there any way to change the behavior so that if a duplicate is the issue, it instead automatically opens the “Course Search” dialog box (which is what opens if one clicks the binoculars while the course area is left blank), and populates the Course ID with the ID that was typed (and perhaps even automatically starts the search, so that it then displays the two options; though if…

      13 votes
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        1 comment  ·  NetClassroom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show current academic year classes in FAWeb before the term starts

        Even though the "current Academic Year" has started already the Faculty cannot view their classes because the "term" hasn't started yet. Why can't they view courses for the upcoming term if they fall within the current year? Teachers need to prepare for their classes before they actually start. I know they can access them through the Gradebook, but they set these up so rarely they can't remember to look there for them. They need them right there on their home page or they panic!

        45 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please create a way to attach a document or documents to emails sent to parents and students

          Please create a way to attach a document or documents to emails sent to parents and students

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          • Add a feature to allow teachers to email progress reports and missing assignments reports to students and parents andor post to NetClassroom

            You should be able to email the progress reports and missing assignments reports generated to students and parents directly through Reports. They can use that information more than I need it - I have my gradebook. Additionally, you should be able to post the reports to NetClassroom so that students can get their overall performance from their teacher, rather than just individual assignment scores.

            20 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have a tool/wizard that can be used that looks for any unused queries that falls within a specified date range so they may be deleted

              Have a way to find all unused queries that fall within a date range that is defined, then be able to delete these queries that meet the criteria without having to go through each query to determine if it should be deleted.

              8 votes
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              • Allow the faculty access supervisor the ability to advance the academic year setting for all users.

                At the start of the new academic year teachers forget they need to advance their academic year setting in faculty access to to see the current academic year's grade book and attendance roster. It would be nice if the supervisor could just press one button and advance to the current academic year in the teacher grade books for them.

                Alternatively the process could be automated. Since all academic years are defined by a start date and end date, faculty access could take the current date and automatically select the apropriate academic year.

                35 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add Relationship Student Hold Code as a field to query on in Individual queries.

                  In an individual query, add the option to use a relationship student's hold code as field to query on.

                  2 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add the option to print the GPA: "Date Last Changed" to the Transcript - Some scholarships require this

                    The South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship requires the Date Last Calculated to be printed directly on the Transcript. Currently there is no way to draw this date directly from the database and put it on the Transcript. Our students who qualify for this Scholarship have to have their transcripts printed separately with a "work around".

                    We are hoping since Blackbaud is based in Charleston, they will fix this quickly as it is a South Carolina scholarship this affects. It would also be a helpful selling point for Education Edge in general to be able to do this.

                    The date is…

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When posting from FAWeb, it would be helpful if we could filter by student.

                      When posting from FAWeb, it would be helpful if we could filter by student, in addition to the other options. There are numerous occasions when a student's grade has to be reposted, and I would prefer reposting for that class and student only, as opposed to the entire class.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Name student files starting with last name

                        it’s excellent that the software automatically names the files, beginning with the student’s name. The change I suggest is that the automatic name start with the last name then the first, so that the order of files will match the order of students in the list.

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow teachers to customize show assignment and show grade dates

                          Currently, there is only one default setting. I would like the assignment to show as soon as I enter it, and I would like the grade to show on the day that it is due. If you turn off the default, then no dates appear, and if you don't fill in the columns, then the student never sees either the assignment or the grade.

                          12 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Centralize Users and Applications

                            All of the Blackbaud applications are unnecessarily fragmented. It is nonsensical to expend so much effort on integrating applications when they should all stem from a common platform.

                            As I see it, Blackbaud is fundamentally about tracking people. Applications, students, teachers, alumni, individuals, etc. Everything you do in Blackbaud is based on tracking some kind of activity from people. Unfortunately, Blackbaud treats many of the real-world roles each person plays as separate entities, which leads to the myriad of integration problems.

                            Doing this would require nothing less than a total reboot of Blackbaud's offerings. Rather than many separate-but-linked applications, all…

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 13 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Students should be able to submit assignments to the teacher thorugh FAWEB/ Netclassroom.

                                There should be a way for students to electronically submit the assignments to the teacher privately so other students can't view submitted work.

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                                  0 comments  ·  NetClassroom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Find a way to output "two or more races" as a student's ethnicity when multiple ethnicities are chosen

                                  Allow multiple ethnicities to be chosen for a student in the demographics table, but output an ethnicity of "two or more races" when doing queries for any student with multiple ethnicities to help with federal reporting requirements.

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  NetClassroom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • allow 1098T functionality for schools using EE

                                      Our state has a tax credit for grade school and high school tuition paid to private schools. I was excited to see that 1098T can be utilized in Student Billing, BUT very dissapointed that it is not accessible to those of us using EE, not BBSIS.

                                      Please consider adding this capability to EE, as well! It would save HOURS of time each year!

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Student Billing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Randomized Seating Charts

                                        I suggest a "row" and "Column" option.

                                        example: 3 rows and 8 columns.

                                        Then, allow for a random insertion of students in those seats.

                                        20 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Seating Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give users access to the 0988T data via a query or export.

                                          There are verified errors in the 1098T data for our students. I don't want to print all the forms without verifying it first. Surely this is not a new thought/request. I have no way of verifying how wide spread the issues are without looking up every student from the 2014 year. I'm sorry but this is a serious oversight on the part of your programmers. Please fix ASAP.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Student Billing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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