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  1. 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!

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      5 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  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 →
      • 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.

        22 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show assignments in reverse order so that the most recent grade is nearest the student's name.

          Assignments enter from left to right. The screen shows only the earliest entries, I have to scroll to the right to see the assignment and enter grades. If the order were reversed, any new assignment would be directly beside the student's name and always visible without having to scroll horizontally.

          13 votes
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          • 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.

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            • Would like to print mulitple payment receipts on 1 Page - The state of Wisconsin has a new tax credit law for tution paid

              The state of Wisconsin has a new tax credit for Tuition paid and we would like to combine multiple payment receipts on to a one page receipt for families that would show all the payments. If they pay monthly that would be 9 separate receipts.

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Student Billing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow sorting by owner LAST name when applying payments in Student Billing, instead of by first name.

                  When posting a payment for multiple students (particularly, from our Tuition Collection Company), it would be very helpful to have the "owner" (student) name sorted by LAST name. Currently, Student Billing allows a sort, but it is by the student first name. This makes it very time consuming and unwieldy with 300+students to file through

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                    1 comment  ·  Student Billing  ·  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

                    4 votes
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                    • A blank student column that instructors can code individual per class.

                      I would like a field that I can pull up as a teacher to keep small notes next to the names of my students on the grade book that does not show on grade reports and does not change administration information. This field could be used for items such as .. Prefered last names that differ from legal last names, nick-names that parents do not wish to be part of the permanent record, coding for allergies and conditions that require consideration. This field should be an optional field of view much like student ID and not be part of the…

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                        2 comments  ·  Comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the ability change the order of Education on the Education tab

                        You can currently "Sort" the Education tab by "Education Type", "School Name", "Contact", Organization Type", "Date Enrolled From", "Date Enrolled To" when viewing the Education tab. Sorting does NOT impact the export order. Suggestion: Add the ability to re-order the Education on the Education tab.

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                        • Allow System Adminstrators the option to compile a list of all missing assignments for all teachers.

                          Our school keeps tabs on missing work for students and students are allowed to leave on weekends only if their grade is passing. Many students do not complete all their work, and it would be a useful option to have.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Grading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 5 votes
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                            • Allow the ability to add restrictions to credits when setting up Automatic Item -Vary amount by Schedule/Grade

                              Currently for monthly tuition payment credits, an automatic billing schedule is set up using "Auto Item - vary amount by schedule and grade". However there is no way to restrict the credit to the corresponding tuition charge. Instead the credit applies itself to the oldest charges on the account, therefore creating problems with our collections. there is the ability to do so with Automatic Financial aid items. Please add the "apply restrictions " option as it is wreaking havoc on our aged receivables.

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                                0 comments  ·  Student Billing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • make so that we are able to enter time in/time for students attendance

                                We are required to track the time in/time out for students throughout the day for reporting purposes. Currently EE does not allow that to be done in attendance.

                                4 votes
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                                • My teachers are using google Classroom. Is there an import function that would allow their grades to be put in via csv?

                                  My teachers are using google Classroom. Is there an import function that would allow their grades to be put in via csv?

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Grading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • allow multiple teachers access to a single class. If teachers job share, they need access to the same class.

                                    If a teacher wants to their class to look exactly the same as another teachers, or if two teachers share the same class, they should be able to create categories that look exactly alike.

                                    9 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Creating Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow teachers to export a course csv file

                                      I suggest you allow teachers to export a csv file for each course that would include three columns:

                                      i) student first name,
                                      ii) student last name, and
                                      iii) student email.

                                      Such csv files are somewhat standard requirements for many apps and online utilities in the educational field.

                                      Thanks so much!

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Be able to get an average for a certain time period in FAWeb

                                        A teacher wants to see what a student's average was during a certain time frame, to be able to filter in progress reports for a certain time frame and be able to get an average for just that time and not the total cumulative for the marking column.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow for other contact info besides address to be omitted from a directory

                                          It's possible to omit addresses from a directory (report) for those families not wishing to give out that information using an attribute. It would be helpful to be able to omit other contact information (cell phone, home phone, etc.) in the same way.

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