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Grade book sorted by student first name

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Is it possible to sort and display names of students by first name in the Gradebook?  

If it is currently not available, can this be made an option (sort by first or last name) for the future?

 

 

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    Charles Black Official comment

    Hello All!

    Very happy to report that there are now sorting options for student names as they appear in the Gradebook!

    Please check out our newly updated Course Gradebook Help Article for more information about this new feature and THANK YOU for your help making Schoology even better!

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    MAUREEN BURKHART

    I just started using Schoology, and also wish this feature was available!

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    Mrs. PEREZ

    This is necessary!

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    Mr. WAYNE

    Please get this done ASAP! It makes it VERY difficult to record grades. As soon as possible please!!!

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    YVETTE BATTLE

    I would like the option of listing the students' last names first.  This would truly be a time-saver.

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    EVA BECKER

    I agree!!!

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    Mr. Harmon

    Please list students LAST NAME, FIRST.  That is the standard for all educational records.  It should be the standard on Schoology.  

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    ALEC PIOTROWSKI

    Just to clarify... the request to sort by first name is not to change the permanent data file or database for the school. Sorting by student first name in the 'grade book' function within each class will make data entry by the classroom teacher a bit easier and more efficient than searching by last name.  If you have a stack of papers and want to enter grades it is easier to recognize a student by first name;  look at the first name and last initial on the paper. Having the grade book list for that class in first name order will speed things up and make data entry more accurate.

     

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    LOURDES ARELLANO

    Agree

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    Raghul R

    I agree i also need this feature

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    FRANK LEE

    Hi.

    First, I agree this feature is a must. I find it pretty ridiculous that any piece of software that lists a roster of first and last names does not give the user an option on how that roster is sorted. Teachers have a lot of students, so how these students are sorted is very important in making our day efficient. We often know our students by first name - as do most people in most contexts. Many students also have two-part last names, which makes it a headache when even trying to visually spot a last name on the list, as sometimes they blend in with middle names. Even if you can't sort the list by first name, it would help to display the list with last name first since sometimes the last names are cut off because they don't fit in the display. It's very frustrating that a product designed to help teachers manage large amounts of names and data does not have these relatively basic tools to assist teachers.

    Also, can Schoology use a more effective way of gauging what features are a priority? Is the priority list really determined by the number of upvotes in this forum? If so, is a Schoology team member tasked with periodically scrolling through every forum post to see which one is upvoted the most? I noticed there isn't a way to even sort the posts by number of upvotes, so unless people at Schoology have some internal way of sorting the votes, I don't see how anyone there is even keeping track. This post has 14 upvotes. Is that a little bit? A lot? Hard to tell. I scrolled through several pages of posts and this has more upvotes than every post I saw within the first few pages. Does that mean Schoology people are making it a priority now? Also, how many people search for this feature, find this page, only to see it's not an existing feature and leave frustrated? Almost nobody would think to (or want to spend the time to) create an account/login and upvote. Can your IT/web team tell you how many pageviews this page has gotten as a gauge to how popular this topic is?

    For the most part, Schoology has been okay, as I had my fears when my district LAUSD forced all teachers to switch off of our current gradebook software that has the features we are used to. I hope Schoology continues to make changes in response to teacher voices, but I also hope Schoology has a (better) system in place to respond rapidly to our needs. Thank you.

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