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Enhancements under Consideration

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Ref #Tool/ItemDescriptionStatusFRC PriorityOPC Priority Comments

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97AnnouncementsSupport the ability to copy announcement to other sites (as in original Oncourse) when writing the announcement.Proposed

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95Assignments 2Provide option to send message to the student when assignment has been “returned to student” (original did this).Proposed

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106Assignments 2Support creation of multiple duplicates -- when duplicate is chosen, ask for number.

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108Assignments 2Restrict access to attachments so they are not accessible after close.Proposed
Does this mean that students should not be able to open instructor-provided attachments after the close date?

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122Assignments 2Support instructor's ability to set a reminder date for when a notice would go out to site participants with assignment title, description and due date.Proposed

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Assignments 2Provide a way to link the Forums to the Assignments tool so that faculty can provide full instructions with due dates, etc., in Assignments, but the students actually submit from the Forum tool. One of the assignment types in Assignments would be Forum and when the student opens the assignment, the linkage to Forums is seamless.
Proposed

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Assignments 2Support a “Remind X Days Before” when a notification would be sent out to participants about the Assignment item’s due date.
Proposed

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Assignments 2Support peer-review of assignments. Peers do not see each other’s identity, but instructor does.
Proposed

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Assignments 2Allow group submission of assignments.
Proposed

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120CalendarAdd an event to all calendars and not just per classProposed

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CalendarSupport easy deletion of multiple items in the Calendar list view as currently available in the Assignments tool. Particularly useful when importing items from another site.
Proposed

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CalendarThe default view of the calendar should be a list view of All Calendar events.
Proposed

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CalendarProvide the option to set any view as the default view for the site, because, for example, the Month view is preferred by many instructors.
Proposed

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96ChatMake the Chat tool group/section aware.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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85Drop boxSupport the ability to create a folder to which all participants could add a file (and receive a notification for that addition) with only instructors and site owners (and other roles they designate) to see the contents of the folder. Support show and hide date/time for folder.Proposed

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124Drop boxRemove ability to add a folder to the drop box tool.Proposed

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Email NotificationsOption to include course name (rather than only course and section number) in subject line for email notifications.
Proposed

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35ForumsProvide print friendly view for selected messages. Ability to select messages from the list, then get a print friendly view of just those messages.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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39ForumsAbility to mark read forum postings as unread.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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42ForumsAbility to move forum messages to different topic.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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126ForumsChange the way group access is set in both forums and topics to match other tools.Proposed

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131ForumsProvide WYSIWYG editor for comments when grading a forum posting.Proposed

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ForumsMake forums collapsible for easier access to topics and set default to "mark as read" when a thread or posting is opened or replied to.
Proposed

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GlobalMake username sort order consistent among tools as well as between Oncourse and SIS.

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77GradebookCreate persistent associations between Gradebook and Assignments items as they are imported into other sites.Under Development - Targeted for Summer 2008 coursesVery High

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89GradebookSupport grade notifications via SMS (to cell phones).Proposed

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GradebookProvide option to send feedback and grade to student’s course Messages when entered into the Gradebook. This includes tools that would use the GB Helper, such as Assignments Beta and Forums.
Proposed

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100GradebookAllow multiple gradebooks. Proposed

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102GradebookAllow points, percentages, or letter grade for gradebook items in the same gradebook and category. Mimics a key capability of multiple grade books.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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103GradebookAllow instructor to specify how blank grades are read (0 or null).Proposed

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104GradebookAllow instructor to decide how course grade will be displayed to student (points available vs. total points for whole semester.Proposed

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117GradebookGrade stats for mean/median/average for student view with the option for the instructor to disable running grades and stats.Proposed

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119GradebookAbility to reorder grade book items at will and not just by headers.Proposed

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130GradebookSupport limiting a Gradebook item to specific groups/sections and support linkage from Assignments items which are limited to specific groups/sections.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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GradebookSupport formatting of text in comment boxes in the Gradebook and in other tools that feed into the Gradebook (like Forums).Proposed

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GradebookRewrite tool tip: The description of the Gradebook tool is 1) awkward and 2) not accurate since IU doesn't use the Tests & Quizzes tool. Current version: " For storing and computing assessment grades from Tests & Quizzes or that are manually entered."
Proposed

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HomeAbility to add RSS feed to Worksite Info.Proposed

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87MessagesCluster users in drop-down list by role when selecting recipients for a message.Proposed

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93MessagesClarify wording in messages regarding "auto forwarding" to "auto copy" since a copy is retained in the Messages tool.Proposed

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109MessagesWording on messages and private messages is confusing to many; reword to specify Oncourse message vs. campus mail.Proposed

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MessagesRemember sort order in Messages tool.ProposedRanked #10 by OPC in 4/22/08 survey.

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My Workspace > PreferencesAdd a "move to top" button in Customize Tabs.
Proposed

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NavigationMake browser Back button functionalProposedRanked #1 by faculty respondents in 4/22/08 survey.

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84New tool: MyPageProvide simple way for all users to create and post personal web pages from My Workspace (see proposal for further details).Awaiting Priority by OPCHigh

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PodcastAdd a note on the Add Podcast screen that states the file size limit, and what file types are supported by iTunes U.
Proposed

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118Post'EmUpload files from My Workspace Resources; save files to My Workspace.Proposed

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Post'EmRelease feedback to participants without having to re-upload the feedback file.Proposed

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47ProfileAllow user to restrict access to Profile tool information to instructors and course assistants.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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48ResourcesUser initiated automated file restorations (30 days).Awaiting Priority by OPC

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74ResourcesRedesign resources so there is no longer a disjoint between the resource id (Filename) and resource title.Proposed

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91ResourcesSupport word wrap in display of text files in Resources.Proposed

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Site SetupSite Setup: Provide Site Setup Wizard which provides site templates for a “Lite”, “Regular”, and “Extended” complement of tools as well as customized adding and subtracting of tools.
Proposed

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78Site Setup > Import from SiteImport from Site needs to include option to select same set of active tools for the site.Proposed

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79Site Setup > Import from SiteImport from Site needs to include option to import Worksite information content and settings on Home page.Proposed

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80Site Setup > Import from SiteInstructors/Site owners should be able to re-use section/group definitions.Proposed

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Site Setup > Import from SiteImport all Gradebook settings to another course site they way they're set up in the first site. OR, add an option to release all items to students at once.
Proposed

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53SyllabusMake Syllabus tool group aware.Awaiting Priority by OPC

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113Original Test and SurveyAllow admins access without having to be a member of the class.Proposed

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75Usability1) Remember during current session the number of items instructor decides to display in a list view in the Gradebook, 2) In Messages tool, remember sort order of Messages after clicking to view a message and then returning to the list view.Awaiting Priority by OPCMedium

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112UsabilityMove Add Attachment button on all tools so it isn't lost or confused with the submit button.Proposed

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116UsabilityRecolor the red buttons for colorblindness-- related to the other colorblindness issue and will be reported through bug report.Proposed
Red buttons?

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123UsabilityProvide mechanism to assist faculty when importing to adjust dates, matching to a similar point in the semester.Proposed

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Web ContentProvides editable permissions so that users in the librarian and librarian+ role can edit and create instances of the tool.

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55Web ContentAllow web content opened in a new window to control the entire window; in Oncourse CL window show link/url and options. Awaiting Priority by OPC

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

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