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Search capabilities for comments and messages

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It would be REALLY helpful to be able to pull up all of my communications (including messages and comments) with a particular student.  It is often exasperating trying to find the details of a conversation with one of my students – especially if it the issue was addressed several weeks or months ago.  I don't always recall if my remark was made in a message or a comment.

It would also help if there was also a key word/phrase search option.

I am not asking to re-invent the wheel.  Search features are routinely incorporated into other online communications platforms.

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    Mrs. Fairman

    Yes, I need this functionality as well. I am new to Schoology and was shocked to discover this is not an option. The only work around I have found is using the operating system find feature, but it only works on one page at a time. I have pages and pages of messages that need to be searched. 

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    Evon's Personal Schoology Zundel

    Agreed. I hesitate to use the messaging feature in Schoology because I cannot search through the messages. 

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    Dr. Pfau

    I just posted the identical request. There's no way to search Feature Ideas either!

    https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360000451487-Improve-Messages?page=1#community_comment_360000106428

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    Erica Macintosh

    Please, please. Being able to sort and search messages would be FABULOUS! Very much needed when Schoology is used as the main classroom resource. That is how all of our students message us. And if we reply, we don't even see who the message was sent to!

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    Dr. Lane

    Please provide a way to search key words to quickly find messages. 

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    Joseph Gerrety

    This feature is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY in the coronavirus era since we are now only communicating with our students electronically!

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    Lindsey Sanders

    Please add this feature immediately!! Why isn't this a thing already? It's really hard to find specific communications from specific students right now and it's making my job harder. 

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    MICHAEL MAHER

    I have been trying to pull up a "sent messages" folder, but can't seem to find anything. Does it even exist? I believe I have sent a couple of messages to a student, but would like to confirm that they were sent, and what I said in them. However, when I click on the "mail" icon, I only get the reply, "no new messges." Does anyone have any idea about this?

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    Ken Indeck

    I have an envelope icon in the upper right of my screen.  I can click it and... at the bottom of the drop down menu... is a View All button.  I click on that... and get all of the messages.  In the upper left, the default tab is Inbox.  I click on the other tab: Sent Messages.  I have literally thousands of messages to search.  If the message is relatively recent, the Find feature (command-f on my Mac) will search what is on the screen for a student's name.  However, this process must be repeated page-by-page until the message is found.  This process is extremely clunky.  

    I have my messages mirrored to my email address.  The search capabilities in my email system are far superior.  Even so, it is necessary for me to find the date of the message, go back to Schoology to search for that date, find the message in question and then respond to it.  There might be a better way to handle this.  I simply do not know of anything better within this system.

    Searching is a well-established problem with a known solution.  I cannot fathom why the Schoology programmers have not addressed this.

    Good luck!

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    Yimei Shao

    Hi Michael, 

    We were experiencing a delay in messaging, which should be functioning as normal presently.

    Are you still unable to see your sent messages? Have you tried navigating to your messages manually by adding "/messages" to the end of the Schoology domain you use? For example: "app.schoology.com/messages" 

    Best,

    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology | A PowerSchool Unified Classroom Product

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