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  1. Make the checkbox in Messages > App Push default so that "Recipients only" is automatically checked.

    Hello! The feature that we would like to see is:

    When in Blackboard > Messages, if one selects the App to push the message out to, we must remember to check the box down at the bottom that says “Recipients only”. If we do not check this box, the app push notification will go to everyone in the district who has the Katy OnTheGo app -- not just the intended recipients selected in the “Recipients” area of Messages. We would really like to have that box default so that it is automatically checked.

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    20 votes
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  2. Integrated Directory

    It would be nice to have a way to integrate the staff directory from the WCM site into the MCA Directory. When a user updates the staff directory on their website, it would reflect those changes in the directory within their app.

    18 votes
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  3. Tip Line export as Excel file needed

    We need a way to export tips that have been submitted via mobile app and website widget. Currently, we can only view them through the Tip Manager.

    11 votes
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  4. allow a parent to report a child's absence via the mobile app

    Allow a parent to report a child's absence via the mobile app.

    10 votes
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  5. Reporting feature for Tip Line

    We use the Tip Line extensively and need the ability to run a report of tips received. It is absurd that reports for such an important high profile feature have to be created by hand. What I must do currently is copy and paste each field into a spreadsheet so data can then be sorted by Category, School, Date, etc. In the next couple of weeks we are planning on a district-wide Tip Line awareness campaign. With 23 campuses, I am dreading the amount of extra work I will have to do to create reports by hand for our Board…

    8 votes
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  6. School Info Text color makes all information appear to be "grayed out" and unable to interact with it

    All of the text under School Info (inside directory) is a very light gray color. This makes it appear that this information is "Grayed out" and non-clickable. It also is very hard to read and I am sure would fail every ADA compliance contrast test you run against it. Please change this text to black or dark gray.

    8 votes
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  7. Need Alternate of Non-Traditional School Type

    In Organization Configuration we need a type of Alternate or Non-Traditional School for our charter and K-12 schools. There are only Elementary, Middle/Jr and High School. We tried using Other, but those schools don't appear for the community messenger widget. https://www.matsuk12.us/communitymessenger. According to the development team only the district and schools types will appear.

    8 votes
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  8. Tip line - embed widget - attachments

    Users should be able to attach image and documents on the app and from the embed widget on the desktop.

    7 votes
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  9. 7 votes
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  10. 7 votes
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  11. Tip Line Export Data

    I would love to see the ability to export all of the tips received through Tip Line to a csv or excel file.

    7 votes
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  12. Tip Line Report for the Tip Manager

    We desperately need a built-in report for the Tip Line and Tip Manager that can be run by users or at least District Administrators. As of right now, there is no way to identify how many total tips have been received or how many tips have been received for each category. This is a huge downside to the Tip Line and Tip Manager piece within Blackboard. I believe not only my district but many other school districts would greatly benefit from a built-in report that we can run at any time. We have 68 campuses and are growing, and right…

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  13. 6 votes
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  14. It's odd to me that in the push notification feature of the app, we cannot hyperlink to websites as other apps can. This is a huge detriment

    It's odd to me that in the push notification feature of the app, we cannot hyperlink to websites as other apps can. This is a huge detriment to districts that link their parents to registration portals, informational sites, emergency links/announcements, schedules, etc. We obviously know and have personally seen the effect of using the push notification feature to reach parents and they are more likely to complete our desired CTA's if their phone reminds them to, yet we cant link them anywhere... seems backwards and archaic compared to every other app/push notification system

    5 votes
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  15. Tip Line: Allow user (reporter) to attach an image or document.

    Sometimes user has substantiated images or attachments as support.

    5 votes
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  16. Tip Line Notification Emails

    It would be great if the Tip Line category appeared in the subject line of the notification emails.

    5 votes
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  17. Allow Teachers access to SMORE

    Allow teachers access to SMORE, not just district and school administrator accounts. Our teachers are asking for it too. It would help greatly with Mobile Communications buy-in from them.

    4 votes
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  18. We have parents requesting that they be able to store/save the password in case they are logged out of the app.

    We have parents requesting that they be able to store/save the password in case they are logged out of the app.

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  19. Test links in email preview

    When you preview an email, it would be helpful to be able to test links prior to sending.

    4 votes
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  20. Default assignment sort order

    Assignments should automatically sort newest to oldest based on assigned date. Users must do a lot of scrolling to get to current assignments on classes which have a lot of assignments.

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