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  1. Remove ( ) around district name in automated emails

    When a new user registers for a website account, they receive an automated email with the subject line "Welcome to the (Lincoln Public Schools) Website". Please remove the ( ) around district names. It does not give a good impression.

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  2. Look up best practices for SEO from 2007 and implement them in your platform

    Implement canonical URLs via user-configurable meta tags
    Use HTTP 301 redirects
    Allow SEO-friendly URLs within site structure (navigation, breadcrumbs, in-page links, etc.)
    Create a sane way to manage SEO-friendly URLs sitewide
    Be less bad at webs

    3 votes
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  3. Obfuscate email addresses

    I just learned that the Staff Directory app and the About Teacher app will obfuscate email addresses to prevent (or at least slow down) their collection by email harvesters.

    Since we also add email addresses in other apps (Tables, Minibases, Content), could WCM consider obfuscating all email addresses or giving content creators an option to add obfuscation? Maybe a Captcha screen?

    6 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Bring back the "HOW DO I..." tab.

    This was so simple for people to understand. You searched based on your access level. You got a column for readers (articles), viewers (videos) and those that wanted additional resources.

    Did it need some work? Sure, but the "all Blackboard products in one place" approach is really not good. It also doesn't help that you don't have the videos anymore.

    3 votes
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  6. Make "preview" work on inactive pages

    The page preview option only works if the page is active, rendering the option completely pointless. It would be nice to see what's wrong with the page layout BEFORE publishing it to the public, you know...like previous to viewing.

    5 votes
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  7. Add a link option to the image app.

    It'd be cool if I could post an image with the Image App and supply a link that clicking on the image would take you to. As it stands now I'm having to use the Content app. This isn't a huge deal, but it does seem to be an omission in functionality.

    4 votes
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  8. Google search while better does not block ads, WCM default search does not provide hot links

    While the Google search engine is much better, it doesn't rank the latest changes at the top so older documents found and no longer active are brought forward in the search (archived and not active policy documents) and the Find It can not search on multiple words. WCM search is very limited in that the links are not hot and searches for policy documents are not recognizable. Searching is a bear!

    3 votes
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  9. We would like to see better analytics.

    It would be nice to have an analytics tool similar to google analytics.

    4 votes
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  10. 301 redirect mapping

    It is essential for customer service that 301 redirects are put in place when moving websites. BB should offer this service. I have never launched a new website with out this strategy in place and it will be detrimental to google search engine results. Please implement this.

    2 votes
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  11. Secure Search is needed for secured content.

    I've had multiple people reach out to me for search capabilities for secure content. Blackboard has a lot of great features revolving around viewing information based on login access, but the content is never searchable.

    I understand this is due to using a third-party for your search features (Google), but we are moving more content to Wordpress that needs to be searched behind a login. This seems like something that should be built into the platform.

    4 votes
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  12. Alt Text attached to images

    Is it possible to have alt-text attached to the image, rather than the instance? For example, when inserting an image already uploaded, you have to insert alt-text again. This means that a shared image that was originally uploaded with correct alt-text for accessibility purposes can be altered to something that is not correct. Additionally, the original uploader should be able to access and edit the alt-text in Files and Folders. This is how it is done in applications such as Wordpress.

    8 votes
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  13. Have option (check box) for placing Page name directly on page rather than using Heading App. I think it used to be there.

    When I title a page, I want to be able to click a box that then makes the page name visible on the page. I don't want to have to add a heading app.

    3 votes
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  14. friendly web addresses - make them permanent rather than just domain/page etc.

    We need friendly web addresses - make them permanent rather than just default them to domain/page etc.

    6 votes
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  15. Web Community Manager needs to be compatible with Chrome OS.

    Currently Chrome OS isn't supported by the Web Community Manager product. As of build 59.0.3071.134, any nested content -- pages, site shortcuts, etc do not display.

    3 votes
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  16. Allow for users to adjust the width of columns in the Table app.

    Web editors really want to be able to control the width of columns in the Table app

    28 votes
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  17. Printer-Friendly Pages to Create Newsletters

    Along the lines of the E-Newsletter Option:

    Create a printer-friendly page that uses the Headlines App function:

    The printer-friendly page pulls the full articles from the headlines app into a single-page format that includes the site logo.

    The printer-friendly format could serve as a hardcopy that is backpacked home to families.

    The html from this format could also be sent via email services (such as Parent Link, ConnectEd, etc.)

    2 votes
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  18. Report on Broken Links

    It would be great if we could run a report that would show us broken links.

    61 votes
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  19. allow subsites to have and maintain their own set of friendly urls

    Currently friendly urls all start from the root of the main site. I think each site and subsite should be able to have their own friendly urls. So you could have http://yourschool.schoolwires.net/athletics as well as http://yourschool.schoolwires.net/school1/athletics and http://yourschool.schoolwires.net/school2/athletics

    5 votes
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  20. Automatic Nightly Upload to Staff Directory

    We would like a tool that allows us to automatically upload our staff directory nightly so it is always current.

    14 votes
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