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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 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 →
          • 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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                0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  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 →
                    • show what %age of points are in each category in a total-points system

                      I use a total points system, but I need to be sure that enough of the total points are in the test category. I don't want to place too much, or too little, emphasis on certain categories.

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                        0 comments  ·  Gradebook  ·  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 →
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                                  • 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.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • improve the query function to make it usable.

                                      I ws trying to run a query of students whose scheduled courses did NOT begin with a string of numbers, but the query would pull students with this course if they were also scheduled for another course, making this "does not begin with" operator useless. I was on the phone with 2 different phone support operators who both admitted frustration with the product and defeat. Queries are basically unstrustworthy for this and other reasons...

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                                      • Link gradebooks for multiple sections

                                        Automatically copy assignments from one section to the next without having to manually select "copy assignments" from this section to this section. Create a setup option where if a teacher chooses, to link gradebooks for a class that is taught several periods, by inputting the assignment in one section it will automatically show up in the rest.

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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?

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