• Type: Sub-task Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.5
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0
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      The login page does double-duty. There is no dedicated registration link, so users must select "Login" then select "Create new account." In the reading order of the page, "Create new account" is near the end. On loading the page, the user name form control is focused.

      The combination of these factors caused one user to mistake the login form for a registration form.

      Why it matters

      This was a very frustrating experience for the user. After entering a user name and password they submitted the form and the page reloaded. The password field was focused, and they missed the "Invalid login" message. They thought they had made a mistake with their user name or password, so kept trying different combinations, wondering if what they were entering was too long, too short, or contained forbidden characters.

      After some time the user gave up in frustration, and had to be explicitly directed to the "Create new account" button.

      Possible solution

      Moodle should have a "Register" or "Signup" link preceding the "Login" link.

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          Helen Foster created issue -
          Rossiani Wijaya made changes -
          Field Original Value New Value
          Assignee [ ] Rossiani Wijaya [ rwijaya ]
          Fix Version/s 2.0 [ 10122 ]
          Rossiani Wijaya made changes -
          Attachment 20100513_MDL-20448_HEAD.patch [ 20228 ]
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Summary Registration can be difficult to find Sign up form can be difficult to find on login page
          Rossiani Wijaya made changes -
          Status Open [ 1 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
          Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Status Resolved [ 5 ] Closed [ 6 ]
          QA Assignee nobody
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Workflow jira [ 33594 ] MDL Workflow [ 63185 ]
          Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Workflow MDL Workflow [ 63185 ] MDL Full Workflow [ 92413 ]


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