Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-22931

On Category settings page, rename "Grade Item" to "Category Total"

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.9, 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9.10
    • Component/s: Gradebook
    • Labels:
      None
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Rank:
      36035

      Description

      The fact that the category total settings are called "Grade Item" is very confusing to my faculty. The term "Grade Item" is used elsewhere to mean "an item to be graded," so when my faculty see "Grade Item" on the Category creation page, they think it is a shortcut to add a grade item inside of that category.

      Can we please call this "Category total" or something else that is more meaningful in this context? "Item name" should also be changed to "Category total name" or something similar.

      Alternatively, we could simply hide the entire "Grade Item" section of the Category settings page behind a Show Advanced button. This would avoid confusing most instructors, since in my experience most faculty do not want to change the name of the Category Total.

      1. 20100708_categoryconfig.patch
        6 kB
        Andrew Davis
      2. gradebookcategorypatch.diff
        5 kB
        Caroline Moore
      3. gradecathide.diff
        4 kB
        Caroline Moore

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        Caroline Moore added a comment -

        Easy intermediary fix: put all of the "Grade Item" stuff behind a Show Advanced button.

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        Caroline Moore added a comment - Easy intermediary fix: put all of the "Grade Item" stuff behind a Show Advanced button.
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        Caroline Moore added a comment -

        After some discussion with folks from other institutions, we decided that the best way to handle this is to change the lang string for the heading from "Grade Item" to "Category Total", and the lang string for "Item name" to "Category total name", plus making all of the options in that section advanced except for Max Grade.

        It makes sense to make it easy for instructors to set the Max Grade for the Category Total from this page, but I would consider all of the other settings in that section to be Advanced; they are never used at my institution. (If others have different experiences, please chime in.)

        I'm attaching a patch that will change these lang strings and hide all of the options other than Max Grade behind the "Show Advanced" button.

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        Caroline Moore added a comment - After some discussion with folks from other institutions, we decided that the best way to handle this is to change the lang string for the heading from "Grade Item" to "Category Total", and the lang string for "Item name" to "Category total name", plus making all of the options in that section advanced except for Max Grade. It makes sense to make it easy for instructors to set the Max Grade for the Category Total from this page, but I would consider all of the other settings in that section to be Advanced; they are never used at my institution. (If others have different experiences, please chime in.) I'm attaching a patch that will change these lang strings and hide all of the options other than Max Grade behind the "Show Advanced" button.
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        Caroline Moore added a comment -

        Patch which changes a couple of lang strings and hides most of the settings in the former "Grade item" section of the Category settings page.

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        Caroline Moore added a comment - Patch which changes a couple of lang strings and hides most of the settings in the former "Grade item" section of the Category settings page.
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        Andrew Davis added a comment - - edited

        Hi Caroline. I've attached a patch that includes most of your changes. Thanks for the patch I've also opted to move "locked" into advanced for non-category grade items. That seems a bit of a dangerous checkbox to be always displayed.

        Blocks weren't being displayed on either the grade item or category screens. Also, the nav drop down on the grade item editing screens was both broken and unhelpful so its hidden. the users "gets out" of the screen by clicking either save or cancel.

        I'll get this reviewed by someone else here.

        Oh, and this patch is for Moodle 2.0 I'll speak to Martin about backporting this to 1.9.X

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        Andrew Davis added a comment - - edited Hi Caroline. I've attached a patch that includes most of your changes. Thanks for the patch I've also opted to move "locked" into advanced for non-category grade items. That seems a bit of a dangerous checkbox to be always displayed. Blocks weren't being displayed on either the grade item or category screens. Also, the nav drop down on the grade item editing screens was both broken and unhelpful so its hidden. the users "gets out" of the screen by clicking either save or cancel. I'll get this reviewed by someone else here. Oh, and this patch is for Moodle 2.0 I'll speak to Martin about backporting this to 1.9.X
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        Andrew Davis added a comment -

        I've committed that patch to 2.0 minus the change making "locked" advanced. After some discussion we decided it would be bad to hide that in advanced. If a grade item or category are locked the user needs to know that they are locked.

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        Andrew Davis added a comment - I've committed that patch to 2.0 minus the change making "locked" advanced. After some discussion we decided it would be bad to hide that in advanced. If a grade item or category are locked the user needs to know that they are locked.
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        Andrew Davis added a comment -

        I've merged the string changes back to 1.9 Thanks for the suggestions

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        Andrew Davis added a comment - I've merged the string changes back to 1.9 Thanks for the suggestions

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