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Enhancements Approved for Further Action

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AnnouncementsAbility to force order announcements. Reflect this order on Home page as well. Have all home page announcements settings adjustable from the Announcements tool. Same kind of forced order as with Forum Topics. Merged items would be affected as well.Approved for detailed requirements and designRanked #13 by OPC and #10 by faculty respondents in 4/22/08 survey.

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CalendarProvide the option for Calendar views by Day and Week to show a larger part of the day without requiring clicking “Later” to ensure that assignments that are due by midnight are not missed by students who do not see them on the default Calendar display.
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ChatImproved chat performance and functionality, including accurate dynamic presence information.
Approved for detailed requirements and design

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ForumsEasy deletion of multiple messages or an entire thread.
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ForumsSearch for messages across forums.Approved for detailed requirements and designRanked #12 by OPC and #18 by faculty respondents in 4/22/08 survey.

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GlobalMake action buttons available at top and bottom of page.
Analysis in progress

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GlobalProvide option to display official student names.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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GradebookGradebook wizard to help create the gradebook.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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GradebookSupport for categories to be of different types (points, percentage, letter grade, non-calc) or support for multiple gradebooks.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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GradebookSupport posting Gradebook due dates to calendar.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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GradebookOption for instructors to show item, category, and course grade statistics (mean/median/mode/high/low) to students so they can compare their own performance to the whole class. Provide functionality equal to that provided in Original Oncourse.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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MessagesAbility to grade messages/attached or embedded.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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SiteAbility to export Oncourse CL site to a file and import. Useful for archive and backup.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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Site StatsProvide statistics on student activity similar to Original Oncourse.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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127TrackIt ToolDevelop the initial requirements, format and design work for a tool that will facilitate simple tracking (versus grading) of things like attendance, participation, etc. and will be linked to the Gradebook. This kind of activity is an often-cited reason for needing multiple gradebooks. This proposal recommends a separate tool be developed to handle this kind of activity. Approved by OPC for Design Work Only

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WebDAVFull WebDAV support for Vista and larger files on Mac.Approved for R & D

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WYSIWYG Editor (FCK)Improved editor functionality for copy/paste from Word and general copy/paste.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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WYSIWYG Editor (FCK)Support for math equations.Approved for detailed requirements and design

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Send Comments and Questions to Lynn Ward(leward@iu.edu)