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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.

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        0 comments  ·  Seating Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 →
        • 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.

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            0 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  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 →
            • 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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              • 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 →
                • Allow Attributes to be seen between modules; i.e. between Registrar and Billing

                  Right now, one cannot see attributes which are entered in Registrar when the student is opened in the Billing module.

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                    0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Historic schedules in a student record and FAWeb should use historic course name

                    On the "Schedule" tab for a student use historical course name instead of the current course name for past years. If a course gets a name change, this is not properly reflected on the Schedule tab for student records and on FAWeb.

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                      0 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change Past, Concurrent, and Future School Education Types

                      Allow changes to Education Type table. The designations of Past, Concurrent, and Future school types that are hard coded into the system are not useful. It would be much more useful if schools could write their own Education Types such as pre-school, elementary school, middle school, etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add options for the "my classes" box

                        I would like to be able to sort the "my classes" box on my home page in a way that is meaningful to me.

                        I'd also like to be able to display additional info about my classes there, such as the number of students enrolled.

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                          0 comments  ·  Home page  ·  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 →
                          • Autosave before FAWEB timeout.

                            It's too easy to loose work when you get booted out of the system. Technology exists for autosave. It is ridiculous and frustrating that this does not happen. Sometimes I do not see the timeout message because someone has come in to talk to me, etc. A product manager responded to someone else's similar complaint, saying that there is now an autosave, but I am still getting booted and loosing work. This shouldn't ever be the case.

                            11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add "city" to the breakdown field in the student and applicant summary report

                              It should be an easy fix and would save users a lot of time compared to the alternate solutions provided on Knowledgebase.

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                                0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • create a way for administrators to find out when a user changed their password last.

                                  create a query that will report when software users last changed their password.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Create a way to force users in "Financial Edge" to change their password.

                                    you don't have an appropriate category for Administration/Management

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                                    • Add a fill component to fill only blank spaces in column by student name.

                                      When filling down, there are times when I have entered grades for a few students. The rest of the class has blanks. Allow a fill of those blanks, which would not affect the grades of the several students.

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                                      • Allow teachers to have classes arranged in the order they occur during the day

                                        My French classes do not happen as French 1, then French 2, then French 3, then French 4 in the day. However, that is how they are listed in FAWeb. I want them listen in the order they occur: French 2, then French 4, then French 1, then French 3

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                                          0 comments  ·  Attendance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • pictures

                                          It would be nice if pictures could be exported from SIS into Word or a pdf. That way we could query on a group of students (eg. sports team) and pull out their pictures.

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