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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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      4 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.

        15 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

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            1 comment  ·  Student Billing  ·  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 →
              • 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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                • 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 →
                  • Add the ability to remove access to classes in NetClassroom features

                    In Configuration -> NetClassroom -> Features, turning off all features still allows access to the classes tab in NetClassroom. Please add the ability to turn off access to the classes tab.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  NetClassroom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      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.

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                          1 comment  ·  Creating Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Have the ability to export Individual or Faculty/Staff attributes from a Student export

                          Have the ability to export individual and faculty/staff attributes from a student export instead of individual or faculty/staff export.

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                            0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a "find and replace" short cut that works when editing assignments!!!

                              Every year when I copy assignments I have to manually change all the years. If you had a "find and replace" command I could do this in no time at all

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                                0 comments  ·  Creating Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow teachers to choose categories of assignments to include on progress reports, instead of having to click each individual assignment.

                                When making progress reports, I would like to choose categories of assignments to include, rather than having to click on individual assignments.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Drop one grade from a specific group of assignments - not necessarily random ones from a category. Helpful for retests.

                                  I had two worksheets on graphing and wanted to drop the score of the lowest. The only way I could figure out how to do this was set up a separate category for these two assignments and then choose to have one dropped. I wanted parents to see the dropped score. Also when I viewed this in netclassroom, it showed the total of student points and assignment points for this new category and the scores for both assignments, while the % for the category was just based on the non-dropped assignment.

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                                  • change Receipt Address to export formatted like an address instead of a single line of text

                                    I have created a custom Receipt Form so we can print 3 receipts per page instead of wasting paper, but the Receipt Address shows up as a single line of text when exporting it. It's ridiculous. Under what circumstances is an address useful in one line? There is not a way to separate it without inserting characters into each line of the address, which would then show up on *every* form and report as such. Especially considering in most cases the Receipt Address for a student is the same as the Student Address. Please format it like an address with…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Student Billing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow an existing assignment to become a linked (shared) assignment

                                      I haven't found a way to change an assignment I entered in one class to a linked/shared assignment with another class. This should be an easy thing to do.

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                                      • qr code scan into database

                                        We have a qr code on our student ID, inside the qr code is the student ID. We would like to scan the qr code for sporting events and then have it imported to a spreadsheet or directly into the database so that we can track when students go to activities at our High School.

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                                        • In the attendance section, please add a button to mark all students absent, as well as there is a button to mark all students present.

                                          In the attendance section, please add a button to mark all students absent, as well as there is a button to mark all students present.

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