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New idea: Messages student Search

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So often I need to go back through my messages to or from specific students. However there isn't a search function in the message bank so that it is easy to find the specific messages I have sent. It would be great to have any kind of search function other than having to trawl through all of my messages back and forth between students to find the ones I am looking for.

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    Erica Macintosh

    I wholeheartedly agree. A way to search by student name at least would be great.

    Especially because if I reply, then what I see is my own name on the list, not even the student who I communicated with.

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    Diane Lytle

    Definitely. I encourage my students to use Message rather than email, but it can take a lot of scrolling to find a thread with a specific student.

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    Ms. Dixon

    Agreed! This would make the messaging much more useful and functional.

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    Mrs. Babb

    I would also find this extremely useful.

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    Denise Lotz

    Yes, please.

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    Diane Lytle

    Unlike some K-12 classrooms, as a university professor, I have dozens of students every semester, and it can be difficult to find their messages. This would be a very helpful improvement!

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    Sue Zeeb (Admin)

    I would love to see this option! Are we any closer to making this happen since this was first reported in spring, 2017?

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    Mr. SAN MIGUEL

    Yes!!!! I get about 100 emails a week. Trying to find one from a particular student is difficult. I spent a whole week sorting all my emails one by one this summer. Are we in the 90's?

    Edited by Mr. SAN MIGUEL
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    Crystal Firsdon

    Yes! This would be so helpful and save time searching for specific messages.

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    NICOLE BLOSSER

    Certainly would.  

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    ELIZABETH LEE

    Please make this possible! I'm so tired of searching for a specific student's message now that we are 100% online. 

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    Molly Fuhr

    PLEASE!!! With so many of us only able to contact our students online, searching messages is crucial. I am receiving 60+ messages a day and this would be extremely helpful.

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    Faith Cowell

    I wholeheartedly agree!!

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    Ms. Pronko

    We need to be able to search AND organize our messages.  If the service is to work like email, we need a way to keep track of everything.

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    Christina Young

    Are we any closer now that it is a year after the last person asked this, and about 4 years since the initial posting? I'm going to share to colleagues to upvote this faster :)

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    Stella Evans

    It is more important than ever! I get so many messages from my students, I often can't find the one I am looking for. Please consider this upgrade.

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    Mr. SAN MIGUEL

    Christina, I tried doing that on another feature. Guess what Schoology's response was? " The majority of all the upvotes and comments are isolated to just your school district. Therefore, at this time we will wait for more feedback."  Well I wouldn't have hundreds of students and many teachers complaining about something that was not an issue! Guess their opinions don't matter. haha ^_^ I thought with PowerSchool in charge now, things might change, but it appears they are cutting more corners instead!

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    Mrs. Chin

    I am wasting a lot of time searching for past convos with students so I can track our conversations.  I am getting about 30+ messages each day now so I am having to go through A LOT of conversations just to find when a student said they would hand something in.  So frustrating!

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    Diane Lytle

    It would be great if the conversations with a student would all stay together so we could just search for the student by name and see them all. 

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    Hester Sutton

    It would save me a lot of time if I could search my messages by student name.  I was very surprised this wasn't already an option.  Please consider adding it.  Thank you.

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    Heather Trettel (41400099)

    It is ridiculous that we can't find past emails from our students.  I use that feature in Outlook every single day.  I am a School Counselor with 500 students on my caseload. I am drowning in Schoology email and have NO WAY of keeping track of them all.  I just want to be able to search for a kid's name and see a complete list of our correspondence.  Super.  Simple..

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    Darci Fields

    YES, PLEASE!  With NTI distance learning I have students submitting work into the messages to me as opposed to submitting it properly via the Assignment and it takes forever to find messages from students.  This message Search is a VITAL feature we need in this program!  Someone said in the comments it was asked for in 2017?? 

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    Katherine Kuszak

    Agreed that with online learning, Schoology has become our school's one-stop virtual classroom, and Messages have quickly become our students' main method of one-on-one communication with teachers. With some teachers receiving 20+ messages a day, not having a search or filter option is unsustainable. Please add this feature ASAP.

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    ESTHER LITE

    Yes please, this is a must. I prefer to sent messages to students and parents through schoology, but I need to be able to search for messages a sent and is impossible to find.  We need this before the next school year it looks like we will be still online

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