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  1. Plugins
  2. CONTRIB-1934

Get rid of the "Save seen" button

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.7, 2.3
    • Fix Version/s: 2.7
    • Component/s: Module: Scheduler
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      A feature request (but not such an easy one) for the 2.x version. I might get to this when refactoring the UI at a later point.

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      A feature request (but not such an easy one) for the 2.x version. I might get to this when refactoring the UI at a later point.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_27_STABLE

      Description

      Hi Valery,

      I have received comments from several users about the "Save seen" button that teachers need to click in order to mark students as seen in appointments (in scheduler/view.php).

      First, they point out that it is confusing to have one "Save seen" button for each slot, particularly if they schedule only one student per slot. Teachers often tick checkboxes in several appointments, then click one of the "Save seen" buttons, at which point parts of their input is lost.

      Second, from a user perspective, it seems not very useful to have a "Save seen" button in the first place. There's hardly any occasion on which you want to tick one of the checkboxes but not click "Save seen". (There's a technical difficulty about that, of course.)

      Perhaps this can be solved by using AJAX controls (like in course/view.php, in edit mode), so that any ticks on the checkboxes would be saved directly in the background. Otherwise, passing from "one HTML form per slot" to "one HTML form for the entire page", and make the "Save seen" buttons all functionally identical, would already help a bit.

      I don't have a patch at the moment, though. Just wanted to record this suggestion because it's a frequent request by our teachers.

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            • Assignee:
              bostelm Henning Bostelmann
              Reporter:
              bostelm Henning Bostelmann
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              Component watchers:
              Valery Fremaux
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                Fix Release Date:
                12/May/14