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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3576

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While our 3.0 is still hot out of the oven, lets comment here what you'd like to see next
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3589

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Hi, loving the new planner layout in 3.0. I would really like to be able to see my lesson plans class by class, so I can easily see what I have already covered and to plan a sequence of lessons. I had thought this facility was coming in 3.0 but if it is there I haven't yet sussed it out. If not it would be a great addition next time.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3590

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idoceo 3.0 is amazing !! Really a lot of stuff there I was waiting for. Thanks a lot for this great update and the continued effort and amazing support. A really love how you listen to our inputs and always make the best out of it!

A few ideas that I think could make good additions :
- I second Anonymous' request. A "per class view" for the planner would be great. I would also like a "per period" view that takes the whole screen. I tend to write down a lot and now that I have formatting tools I will write even more. So if once I'm done writing down my lesson plan I could visualise that in a way like the day view but where you would go from period to period that would be great.

- The new formatting tools are great, but I am missing lists (numbered and bullet points). I don't know how complex that would be to implement. I can live without it but it might be nice to have.

- The new coefficient calculation is great, but might it be possible to take it one step further and allow it to use fractions (we regularly use half notes and one third notes where I teach) ? I can of course use coeff 6 for full notes, coeff 3 for half notes and coeff 2 for one third notes but it needs some getting used to..

A few bugs I spotted:
A strange behaviour occurs with the formatting: when you select everything and apply a formatting, the selection gets reduced by one character.. It's a bit annoying when you want to apply some colour and then make it bold for example.
The day view shows periods on holiday days that are (correctly) not there in the planner.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3591

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So far I love it, slight problem with the face recognition not seeing black students with dark skin. Thanks it's been worth the wait, just need to learn how to use it all.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3613

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Bonjour,

Je trouve le système de bulletin board très sympa, serait-il possible d'envisager par la suite de prédéfinir une note par défaut avec des écritures, afin de ne pas tout le temps réécrire la même chose si jamais on a besoin de le faire.

Merci.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3628

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I'd love to be able to set a different data overlay on each of my 5 seating plans.

Being able to quickly tab between things like students SEN status, target grade and last report grade would be very handy.


The new update is extremely cool, well done!
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3633

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My only frustration is that in seating plans I need to print out classes with information about students. The sticky note function is great but I have to overlap the notes as I have nine students in a row. The ability to zoom out further than 0.7 would be much appreciated or simply a bigger seating area.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3634

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Thank you everyone for all your feedback. Here a few comments.

@Nenuial @Anonymous

-We'll see what we can do about that view. If you tap&hold on the planner's period you'll go to that specific class, and then the 'Single day' day view in the diary would allow you to add more texts. Noted the request though to avoid all these steps.

- Noted the lists request. We had some limitations regarding the available formatting options because we're still offering support for iPad 1. Lets see if we can move on in the next one.

- Coefficients. Yup, we got that request when it was too late for additions in the development. We'll probably go for half notes, not sure about thirds. We'll see!

- Regarding the bugs, that one character reduction is precisely to avoid a bug i iOS6 . The only temporary solution is to add a space , I know it is far from ideal.

@Purple-linzi There isn't much we can do about that, but noted.
The workaround: If you tap&hold on the photo you'll be able to add and resize your own 'manual selection' of faces along the automatically generated ones. You can drag&drop them too while in this view

@ceebee got it. count on that zoom for the next one

@riverer yes, we're working towards that. there wasn't time left for more in this 3.0

@Duduf content que vous l'aimez Duduf. En attendant, vous avez l'option Dupliquer avec une tap longue, qui va créer une note identique. Puis, double-tap pour l'editer.
Please take a moment to add or update your rating for iDoceo 5 teacher gradebook so that we can continue working on it. Thanks!
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3643

I'd love to have a way to see a list of all students and the classes they are associated with. I have hundreds of students, and sometimes I need to find one quickly but don't remember what class they are in. It would be great if this list could be sorted by first name, last name, or class.

Also, I'm finding that I'm adding icons to my attendance tab, because that is the easiest ad hoc way to record effort, participation, behavior, etc. without creating tabs or columns. This is because I have less than 5 minutes between classes and need a really quick way to record things that stood out. (As opposed to setting up gradebook columns for each day, which can be cumbersome when there is so little time to set things up for the class coming in tithe door! Though I do use the Gradebook for assessment.). Anyway, I'm using the custom editor to group the icons I use for behavior, effort, participation, etc, but rather than having to hunt through the list, it might be nice to be able to pull up a custom editor from the icon screen when you click on Text/Icons. This would be in addition to seeng all the icons that you have enabled. Kind of like quick access to a folder of icons.

Lastly, is there any way to set a default size for the face detection squares? They are usually quite small and show mostly the lower 3/4 of the face. I would prefer more of the entire head, but this may be out of your control!
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3644

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I would love to see plan, duty, lunch, prep not associated with a specific period. I have up to 11 sections a day being a specialist. Would love to access the other great features that this app provides with the planning and calendar part but cannot at this time as I have too many "periods" - more then 12.

Thanks for all of your help and openess to making this a great app for educators. It is truly life changing!
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3656

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bert wrote:
-We'll see what we can do about that view. If you tap&hold on the planner's period you'll go to that specific class, and then the 'Single day' day view in the diary would allow you to add more texts. Noted the request though to avoid all these steps.
Ok that view is a bit better, but the text part still only takes half of the iPad screen size, what I would like is to have a view where you have like only the stuff you wrote down and the attachments to click on.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3658

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I agree with CAReynolds. It would be really nice to have a search option that will find which class has which student. At the beginning of the year, I can't even remember which grade level they belong in, let alone which class. :)

Another thought I have is the ability to reassign a student to another class. I have 362 students and about 300 of them will be the same next year. If I can just reassign them, I won't have to redo pictures and everything since we don't get their new pictures until about Nov. This may not be feasible, but it's something to think about.

And I already mentioned to you, but I'll put it here as well, I would love to be able to make a template for an assignment that is used daily or in multiple classes or in both. For instance, I'd like to be able to add a participation grade daily to every class in a similar manner as doing the attendance. Set up the way you want it once and then add it in an instant whenever you need it (with the current date).
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3661

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@Nenuial Once in the single day view, you'll find the option , next to the paper clip, to hide the rest of classes and focus only on the current one in full screen

@Pat noted! I'm pretty sure we've been discussing this by e-mail. Is that you?

@CAReynolds and @BethJahn I think you're both missing the 'Search' button on the main screen. This will look for any student, in any class. Tap on it, and it will bring their grade book on screen, with a filter set (on top bar), to focus only on that student.

@CAReynolds you can increase the size of the default face recognition frame, from the Main screen / Settings / Seating plan / Face recognition offset, try with 20 and let me know how that works for you.

Noted your request on the icons. The icons list is slowly increasing and we need to add new approaches to the icon selection, other than the Quick Editor.

@BethJahn Yup, got that template request.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3668

Let me start by saying that iDoceo was the main reason I wanted to get an iPad, and this release cements it as my number 1 app.

Here are the only things I see a potential issue with:

- I agree with @Pat that specialists teachers (music, pe, art, etc.) may have more than 12 periods (especially at the elementary level). While this year's schedule allows for me to just barely squeeze all my classes in, it would be nice in future years to have the option for more than 12 periods.

- I love the new calendar view, but when entering holidays, I have not found a way to undo a holiday when I make a mistake and assigned one to the wrong day. The only thing I was able to do was erase all holidays and start again. This is very frustrating when you have a ton of holidays to input and you mess up on one of the last ones.

I've been playing with the new release for 2 days now, and that's the only 2 things I've noticed so far. Thanks for the awesome update!
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3673

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Ah. Yes, I was missing the search feature on the main screen. Thank you for pointing it out. I had only seen the one within the classes.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3674

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Ok I see why you don't understand what I talk about. I have some days where I only have one period, then there is no other period to hide and in that precise case the event part takes up a lot of space (even when there are no events to show...). Also I quite often use the landscape mode and there events take up half the page, for me it's a waste of useful space. Maybe an option to hide the events panel? (And now I'm sure you are going to tell me this is already possible and I have missed it)!
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3675

Thanks, Bert! I did miss the search button. It does exactly what I need. Warning to others though, I didn't realize that the filter held throughout the problem, so when I went into another class, I thought I lost everything! LOL. removing the filter took care of the problem!

And thanks for the tip on the Face Detection. I may have to change it to adjust for each photo (some were taken closer than others), but this will do the trick. If you have control over this, it would be really cool if there were an option when you are in the face detection mode to adjust the boxes right from the photo.

Thanks again for a great app. (BTW - I used to be a software designer in my other life, and I bought a Mac this summer so I could learn to write my own app because I was so frustrated... looks like I didn't need that Mac after all - you've covered so much of what I was going to do!) Bravo!

Cynthia
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 1 month ago #3680

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I am a home school mom. I currently teach 2 kids with 2 different grades. I would love to have more than one planner so that I could plan for each child. But I love the app so far.

I don't mind the lunch being a part of a period in the planner because I can plan out our actual lunches.

Also would like to have the app notify me of period changes kind of like a bell rings between classes. Right now I use a cuckoo clock app.

Also alerts for due dates would be nice. I don't know maybe the app does these things. I am new to app. I just purchased it this weekend.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 4 weeks ago #3696

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Another "bug" I have noticed:
In the week and daily view the bold and italic formatting applied elsewhere does not stick. Colors and underline do but not the bold and italic formatting. Also if you change the formatting in the day or week view it will change the size of the font (it gets smaller).

Another request:
It would be nice to have an export or mail to self option for the student report. Currently (unless I did not find the trick) we just have to possibility to send to student, parent or both. But I would find it useful to have a pdf that I could print out and hand out to the students.
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iDoceo 3.5 6 years 4 weeks ago #3698

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I may be different than a lot of people, but I really, REALLY would like to have a downloadable user guide available. It is really annoying to have a topic mentioned in the the "how to" without detail, and then have to sift through the forums for possible answers. I'd like a guide with an index, please.

Thanks!
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