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  2. IDEA-79

Remove the activity name (plugin type) from the activities listed on the course page

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      See MDL-74272 and MDL-75993

      There are some concerns about the inclusion of the plugin name on the course page as these names are not helpful to students. In some cases these may even be confusing and detract from engagement.

      Some examples:

      • We currently show H5P above any h5p activity in a course - next to the icon, and above the title. An "H5P" is meaningless to most users. It doesn't tell them what kind of activity it is, because H5P supports a wide range of interactive activities.
      • For LTI tools we show "EXTERNAL TOOL" but again this is meaningless to students. In this case it may detract from engagement as users may be dissuaded by the "External" nature of it and concern about leaving the LMS
      • The "BIGBLUEBUTTON" activity is a product name, rather than a description of an activity. Knowing the product name does not really assist in a vast majority of cases. One could argue that we should either remove it, or alternatively use more appropriate wording.

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              brett.dalton@moodle.com Brett Dalton
              sanderbangma Sander Bangma
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