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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: STABLE backlog
    • Component/s: Files API
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      MOODLE_20_STABLE

      Description

      Some of the problem is just configuration and documentation.

      Once people get used to the new paradigm they do generally like it.

      So how to lessen the learning curve?

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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas created issue -
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          skodak Petr Skoda added a comment -

          I do not know how to do this and I doubt I will be able to explain file apis more.
          It is usually much easier to explain stuff when you actually have to learn it yourself, other people worked on file api conversions, did they explain or write down anything useful?

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          skodak Petr Skoda added a comment - I do not know how to do this and I doubt I will be able to explain file apis more. It is usually much easier to explain stuff when you actually have to learn it yourself, other people worked on file api conversions, did they explain or write down anything useful?
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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

          I'm sorry, I actually meant to assign this to Helen.

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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - I'm sorry, I actually meant to assign this to Helen.
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
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          Assignee Petr Skoda (skodak) [ skodak ] Helen Foster [ tsala ]
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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

          Michelle, I've added you as a watcher here too because it seemed like you were interested in helping.

          This bug is not the File API itself, but purely the interface for users.

          The main approach I think is to show people the workflow of using the "Private files" area.

          1. As a destination to build up and manage a set of files (via block on their home page, and possibly add a navigation link under profile)
          2. As a source when selecting files to use in a course (from within the filepicker)

          This should be enough for most people.

          For courses with multiple teachers who want to construct a shared file repository, there are a few options:

          1. They can make a hidden Folder activity in the course and use that as a source.
          2. They can store the files in any external repository(eg shared drive, dms or repository service) and configure Moodle to use that.
          3. Possibly a special new type of "Course files" repository ? MDL-23308 Overkill?
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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Michelle, I've added you as a watcher here too because it seemed like you were interested in helping. This bug is not the File API itself, but purely the interface for users. The main approach I think is to show people the workflow of using the "Private files" area. As a destination to build up and manage a set of files (via block on their home page, and possibly add a navigation link under profile) As a source when selecting files to use in a course (from within the filepicker) This should be enough for most people. For courses with multiple teachers who want to construct a shared file repository, there are a few options: They can make a hidden Folder activity in the course and use that as a source. They can store the files in any external repository(eg shared drive, dms or repository service) and configure Moodle to use that. Possibly a special new type of "Course files" repository ? MDL-23308 Overkill?
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Priority Minor [ 4 ] Critical [ 2 ]
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          jonwitts Jon Witts added a comment -

          Interesting points developing here: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=154239 with the mention of describing Server Files as Server Resources, as it is more aligned to browsing resources of the courses than the actual files.

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          jonwitts Jon Witts added a comment - Interesting points developing here: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=154239 with the mention of describing Server Files as Server Resources, as it is more aligned to browsing resources of the courses than the actual files.
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Priority Critical [ 2 ] Blocker [ 1 ]
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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

          I'm working on docs here http://docs.moodle.org/en/Course_files

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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - I'm working on docs here http://docs.moodle.org/en/Course_files
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Assignee Helen Foster [ tsala ] Martin Dougiamas [ dougiamas ]
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Priority Blocker [ 1 ] Critical [ 2 ]
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Fix Version/s 2.0.1 [ 10420 ]
          Fix Version/s 2.0 [ 10122 ]
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Fix Version/s STABLE backlog [ 10463 ]
          Fix Version/s 2.0.1 [ 10420 ]
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          stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

          NOTE: This issue was assigned to the STABLE backlog without complete triaging process. Marking it as triaged, but with this note for future reference.

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          stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - NOTE: This issue was assigned to the STABLE backlog without complete triaging process. Marking it as triaged, but with this note for future reference.
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          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Workflow jira [ 37557 ] MDL Workflow [ 46477 ]
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          Workflow MDL Workflow [ 46477 ] MDL Full Workflow [ 74744 ]
          dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
          Assignee Martin Dougiamas [ dougiamas ] moodle.com [ moodle.com ]
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          salvetore Michael de Raadt added a comment -

          Thanks for reporting this issue.

          We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over a year. It was reported as affecting versions that are no longer supported.

          If you believe that this issue is still relevant to current versions (2.5 and beyond), please comment on the issue. Issues left inactive for a further month will be closed.

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          salvetore Michael de Raadt added a comment - Thanks for reporting this issue. We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over a year. It was reported as affecting versions that are no longer supported. If you believe that this issue is still relevant to current versions (2.5 and beyond), please comment on the issue. Issues left inactive for a further month will be closed. Michael d. TW9vZGxlDQo=
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          marycooch Mary Cooch added a comment -

          Let's close it now as the documentation was improved some time ago

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          marycooch Mary Cooch added a comment - Let's close it now as the documentation was improved some time ago
          marycooch Mary Cooch made changes -
          Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]
          Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]

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