I think Olli and I discussed this before, quite a long time ago. I am inclined to try to implement it now, because it may be as easy as any other way of fixing
MDL-18214, and this is a good idea anyway.
The idea is that we change what you have to do to create a new question. Currently, you have to choose the question type you want from the 'Add question' drop-down, with only the question name to guide you.
- Makes the choice of question type much easier for novice users.
- One extra mouse click for experienced users (and an extra page load if JS is off.)
- The list of question types with a one-sentence description does not fit on one page* (except on big screens) so we will need a scroll-bar. That makes the first problem worse.
I am about to attach a screen-shot. Suggestions for avoiding or minimising the disadvantages welcome.
- the screenshot is 731px high.