It would be helpful if we could see if a student wrote comments on an assignment without going to each assignment. Sometimes I just do auto grading because I don't have time to listen to each assignment. But if a student is having issues or needs to leave a message for me, I tell them to leave a comment. Unless I go to each assignment, I never see those comments. If there was some time of symbol or their assignment was a different color or font to show from the gradebook grid that there was a comment left, then I wouldn't need to open every assignment to see the comments nor would I miss messages students were trying to send me.
It would also be helpful to go directly from the listening screen of a student's assignment to the next student or assignment like we were able to in the Classic version instead of having to go back to the grid every time. It wastes time.