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Course drop down menu

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Please return the course drop down menu with the smaller text/pictures and easy to locate reorder feature.  If not, consider the following:

1. All courses are not visible and users must take additional steps to view and find courses.

2. The pictures added to courses are oversized in the boxes rather than "shrink to fit" as before.

3. The larger format forces the user to take more time to locate their course in the list (not just the fact that they are not all in a single view with a scroll option).

 

Thank you.

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    Mr. Allain

    Yes, yes....1000 times YES! This is the most disastrous update I've ever seen to a webpage. I am not exaggerating. I briefly considered abandoning Schoology for Google Classroom over this....all of those extra seconds are going to add up over the year.

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    Mrs. Blevins

    YES! I have 27 classes as a k-5 Music teacher and it takes me FOREVER to get to the correct section with this new menu.

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    Laura Page

    Yes, please! The tile card view is so much 'clunkier' to use and requires more steps than the previous dropdown list. I can understand the visual appeal for early elementary student users, but as an instructor of upper grades both I and my students find this 'update' maddening. Please consider increasing usability by either shrinking the tiles, returning to the list view, or adding an option to select your preferred version.

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    Frank P.

    Yes. I agree.  It seems like a neat thing in theory but the execution is more labor some and confusing for end users now.  Can we at least have a setup option to use tiles or not even?

    If not then I would like to see smaller tiles and if there really has to be a hard limit then offer a "See More" or "See All" option.

     

    The other side not to this is when a parent goes in to view their student the parents are now locked into only the 12 tiles and can't see all sections!!

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    System Admin

    Yes please! Right after switching to tiles I got a flood of questions from teachers as to how they can revert back to a drop down.

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    JENNIFER HARRAMAN

    As a teacher with 30 classes, can there at least be a way to scroll down through the tiles to find my classes more easily? When I look at my courses as a list, my picture does not show up - only the course number.  Very inconvenient!!

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    Mrs. Blevins

    @Jennifer

     

    Same issues here with my 27 classes. It has helped to add a nickname to the classes that displays (can be done in the course settings) so I can at least find them more easily on the list.

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    Mrs. Pam Schroeder

    On your landing screen, click on Course Dashboard (instead of Updates). You will see the course images and be able to scroll through all of them.

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    JENNIFER HARRAMAN

    @Mrs. Blevins

    Thanks I will try that! Our admin told us not to rename classes because it causes an issue when the pull information over from another system. I will see if changing the nickname is acceptable.

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    JENNIFER HARRAMAN

    Thank you @Mrs. Pam Schroeder!!!!  That is a great fix!!!

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