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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-18046

Add a standard way for moodle forms to have small amounts of help text on-screen

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      Although Moodle has lots of great pop-up help, and even better moodledocs pages, there is definiely a usability barrier in that it takes time and effort to find out what all the items in a long form actually do. Taking the quiz setup screen as an example, there are 26 separate help pop-ups, so to find out if any of them is useful for a novice takes 26 clicks!

      What I think is needed is a small (1sentence) bit of optional text below some of the options to explain what it does or why it might be needed. This text could be unobtrusive and greyed out, like in the example I've attached from drupal.

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