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  1. 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 →
    • Multi-lingual support for Faculty Access for the Web and Net Classroom

      We have been requested to provide multi-lingual support for faculty and student web access, specifically Spanish at this time. The class titles and course descriptions will be done in Spanish, but we need other aspects such as navigation bars and site headings & text to be Spanish, also.

      It would be helpful if language could be based on URL, so student.myschool.edu could point to English, and estudente.myschool.edu could point to Spanish.

      12 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Collapsible and Expandable Fields in the "Enter Grades by Student" View for Multiple Grading Periods

        We really like the "Enter Grades by Student" view in the grade book. The fields are collapsible and expandable. Is there any way you can make these collapsible and expandable with multiple grading periods? This way, teachers would be able to see in this view mode what they posted the previous grading period with a quick mouse click.

        6 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Gradebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix the Missing Assignments Report

          When I go to print Missing Assignments, it will also print all of the assignments that currently are blank. Since I filled in the missing assignments with an M (and I already have this option checked on the Alerts page - "Missing" is the only option checked, not both), this seems like a bug fix.

          Right now it's printing Missings AND Blanks. I only want it to print Missings.

          6 votes
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          • Fix Degree Audits so they don't double count Course Credits

            In our degree programs it is often possible for one course to meet two requirements in two different areas of the degree, for instance, both in the core curriculum and also in the major. The degree audit function in Blackbaud makes provision for this, but it then counts the credit hour value of that course twice. Hence, it will award the degree before the student has earned the required number of credit hours (eg. awards 6ch for a 3 ch course).

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              0 comments  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for Intensive Courses to be Scheduled within an Academic Session

              The majority of our courses run a full academic session (4 months). However, certain courses we offer as "Intensive Courses" which run for a week or two within a session. Currently, the system does not allow for this. On the Restriction II Course Tab, you can restrict a course based on "pattern" or "Meeting" but cannot specify dates within BB.
              If you could add a "Date" restriction then we could schedule courses for specific dates only and not have the courses run all semester.

              28 votes
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              • Increase or not limit the characters in the NOTES section of the Medical tab

                If we want to use the Medical section for the whole time a student attends the school, we must be able to make notes that do not fit into comments section of visit tab. We need to be able to look back and see full picture over a student's academic career. If that child has a complicated medical history, we need to be able to document fully.

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                • Add the ability to report on and query on history of changes to be able to see what item was changed

                  Currently the only way to directly see what changed on a record is by viewing the History of Changes tab. It would be great to be able to report or query on what specifically was changed on a record on any given day.

                  37 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I need a half-year class to be scheduled for quarters 1 & 3 or quarters 2 & 4

                    I need the course restrictions to allow me to set the length in terms as 2, with a little more freedom for having a start term of 1 with a 3 as the second and a start term of 2 with a 4 as the second.

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                      0 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Adding a parent-teacher conference sign up function to NetClassroom.

                      Parents log into Netclassroom and have the ability to sign up for their parent-teacher conferences. Schools and their registrars set up the times, dates, and duration of the conferences, and parents sign up once the schools allows access to the dates on a first come first served basis. Parents and teachers can view schedules.

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                        4 comments  ·  NetClassroom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Add the ability to select a specific contact type for payer email in Online Express Bill Pay

                          The payer email currently defaults to the first email address listed on the record.

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                          • 4 votes
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                            • Query birthday to equal Today

                              As a school, it is essential to be able to query on students who have birthdates "today". I do not believe add an attribute to the record is a realistic work around. Please add the functionality to query in EE and RE.

                              27 votes
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                              • Have a user option to enable or disable encryption for the medical tab

                                I can see how the newly added feature of encryption on the medical tab may be nice for some users, but for us it really messed us up. It would be nice if the organization had the option of whether to enable or disable this feature for the configuration or Administration menu.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Student information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • FAWeb - It would be really nice if we could edit an assignment from the gradebook instead of having to switch screens.

                                  For instance, if I need to edit assignment description or change the number of points for an assignment, it would be nice to have a pop-up box to edit it available from the gradebook instead of having to switch to the "Create/Edit Assignment" screen.

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                                  • Ability to change "Enrolment Type" in the Course Requests Screen

                                    In Scheduling, when I work in "Enter Course Requests by Student" I am not able to change "Enrolment Type" for a student. I must first enroll the student in the class, save and close, then open the specific class record and change the enrolment type for that student. It would be great if I could enrol the student in all classes and change the enrolment type for all classes in the same screen.

                                    22 votes
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                                    • Increase Flexibility in how Degrees are Displayed on transcripts

                                      When a degree is listed on the transcript there is either the phrase “Incomplete” or “Complete” after each degree program. This also appears for all majors, minors, and concentrations. I would like the flexibility to remove the "Incomplete/Complete" and only have the program display name show on the transcript.
                                      The rationale for this is that, due to the complexity of our degrees, we have never been able to get the Degree Audit Function to work. Therefore, all of our students have "Incomplete" following their program.
                                      Please see the attached sample student.

                                      20 votes
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