Just a few requests from me here, a teacher in a secondary school 11-17. I love Schoology - what a cool product. Thank you for helping me (a teacher of 10 years) get my marking and delivery of my courses under my control how I want.
1st, user defined custom flags for assignments.
- Flags, I would like to be able to mark late work (but leave a flag to state that the student handed it in after the deadline to help me in reporting.
- A 2nd flag I would like is for poor handwriting
- A 3rd flag I would like is for poor spelling
- Or even a flag for excellent work (that I can give merits to at a later date easily)
Could you add the feature called "custom flags" under assignment submissions so the teacher/lecturer/marker can make their own custom flags then when exporting the data, build a nice picture if that student is repeatedly late, or see trends for reporting.
Effort + attainment grades. I would love to perhaps define an effort scale for my grading and use it if I wish. Even a thumbs up, or thumbs down for effort, or flag Merits that I would like to award for excellent work for inputting in to our other systems for tracking excellent attainment in a piece of work.
The preview pane for text/PPT/word/PDF - this is really flaky, can we either disable it as an option for all submissions and courses or can its functionality be improved. PPTs render poorly, TXT files do not wrap effectively, Word documents have issues. Apple files cannot be rendered properly on windows machines.