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  1. SWS should provide past quarter registration search by section

    currently SWS only allow registration searches *by section* for the current quarter. we had to implement this feature in this manner due to performance issues however we can work in fixing this problem if there is enough demand on campus for this

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    • Provide Syllabus And Assignment Due Dates in Standard XML form

      Give students a tool to automate class and assignment schedules across a standard api... e.g. Google Calendar APIs and Tools. This will save student time and ensure accurate communication of changes

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      • make Course Evaluations available via SWS

        The Course Evaluations are currently available here: https://www.washington.edu/cec/
        Could we add these to the SWS?

        26 votes
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        • Allow searches to see curric_ts_omit flagged courses

          Some clients (groups service, canvas, for example) need to see hidden courses in both curriculum and section searches. Suggest you add a parameter on the query string to activate an 'include ts_omit sections' query.

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          • Search for Students in my Programs

            I would like to have a service that lets me search for all students who's majors are within my unit. I suggest that the parameters for this search should be a Major (aka Curriculum) code and a Pathway code. The result would be a list of students represented in the SWS person micro format (Name and RegID).

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            • 17 votes
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              • Search Enrollment Based on Major

                We're looking to automate our population of the College of Education Information Systems using the SWS as the source of student records. Ideally we'd like to send a Year, Quarter, and Major code [or list of Major codes] to a resource and receive back a full list of all students enrolled meeting that criteria. For the most part, we'd want to use this for the upcoming and current quarters, so historical data would be less important, though beneficial to have.

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                • Add Instructor Course Descriptions (ICDs) in SWS course resource

                  It now contains the catalog course description (good!). But adding these:
                  http://www.washington.edu/students/icd/
                  would allow devs to use all available course data. The new course catalog search using SWS can't fully replace the old Google-based search until it has access to ICDs.

                  10 votes
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                  • Provide Course Material Lists via API

                    It would be useful to have an API which exposes the required / optional material lists for courses. The basics would be books titles, isbn, and if they are required or not. Currently this information is not available at all through the UW, and must be retrieved from the U Bookstore (which is an independent entity).

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                    • display course add codes on the MyUW teaching tab

                      As a admin assistant for faculty, I constantly have to go to the SDB to look up add codes, then send them to faculty. The printed ones get lost by faculty. It would be great if the faculty had access to add codes on the teaching section on MyUW.

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                      • Add % involve to instructors on the Section resource

                        Section have Meetings, Meetings have Instructors, Instructors have a few data points. One data point that exists within the time schedule is “% Involve”. This is currently not exposited by SWS Section Resource but would be useful for us to be able to pull.

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                        • formalize business logic for certain attributes (GPA, class)

                          There are a number of attributes -- particularly for student resources -- that depend on business logic that isn't well-defined across campus. The most famous example of this is GPA, which must be calculated based on a number of different fields, taking into account a number of caveats about different types of courses, etc. To make matters worse, the business logic that defines this calculation is not well-documented (as far as I know) and results in potentially different results in different applications that may or may not properly calculate the GPA using the same rules of the registrar's office. Whenever…

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                          • Please add a "Major" resource to the SWS

                            ASTRA would like to get all of it's student application related Span of Control values out of SWS so that the DTS job that pulls span of control values from SDB can be retired. The only SOC type that is being retrieved from SDB that is not available in SWS is "Major".

                            5 votes
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                            • merge class registration data into a web form based on NetID login

                              We are in the process of developing an online form for services requested from Disability Resources for Students. Most requests require that students provide us with their entire class schedule, so it would be great if that information was already populated for them based on thier NetID.

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                              • Provide SLN availability within Term Resource

                                We do a few things based on SLN, and if you query section info too soon the SLN's are 0000.

                                What I'm doing now is making sure I don't query courses based on the relevant terms "registration_services_start" via the Term resource, which is more than a month after SNL availability noted here http://depts.washington.edu/registra/staffFaculty/calendars/tscal1011.php. This solution is a little hacky and I would love something more integrated.

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                                • Add Canvas Syllabus Descriptions to SWS

                                  Now that ICD's are being retired Canvas is the new solution for instructor-entered course descriptions. It would be fantastic to get the custom descriptions along with the rest of the data about the course.

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                                  • Handle changed RegID

                                    Occasionally student records are assigned new RegIDs. The system is aware of these records because when you search the old RegID in the SWS person resource a link to the person record using the new RegID is provided.

                                    Suggest either

                                    1. Have resources like registration, enrollment support the old RegID.

                                    2. Have the empty response representation include the fact that the queried RegID has a replacement value.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • modifications to Section resource

                                      The Groups Web Service provisioner could source its data from SWS if:
                                      o The section search resource accepted a timestamp, and returned only those sections which had been modified since that timestamp
                                      o The section resource returned a system timestamp
                                      o The registration resource optionally returned StudentNbr or UWNetId instead of RegId

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                                      • Include Ethnicity and Hispanic fields in the Person Resource of SWS

                                        This is data that we have to report on back to the State so we regularly need to pull this into our information systems.

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                                        • student financial need info

                                          Any time a student applies for a scholarship or fellowship, their financial need must be determined. I'd like to see column uw_need in table sf_evaluation, database UWSDB, exposed to web services.

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