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I feel there needs to be a "Send Message" button from the view that shows the individual grades of a given student. The navigation at this time makes it awkward to alert a student when s/he is falling behind in grades. For example, in selecting an individual student from People, I have the option to send the student a message, view the student's grades, or select a number of options. Let's say I want to look at that student's grades. I get the individual grades view for that student, but there is no backward link (in the breadcrumb trail) to view the student information that includes the "Send Message" button. I could use the browser's back arrow but that's awkward to me, and not as reliable as an internal navigation tool.
But why navigate at all from a student's individual grades page when a "Send Message" button could be made available right then and there? Below is a screen shot that illustrates the change I am offering. The annotation, drawn, shows the prompt that would motivate the instructor to contact the student. She is clearly getting into D territory and needs a motivational boost from me. So, I could, if this change were implemented, send her a message from that page.
That would be slick, wouldn't it?
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