Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-26193

There is no visual indication to student which activities are *required* to complete a course and which are not

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Course completion
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      15810

      Description

      It is possible for the teacher to specify that some activities are required to be completed to achieve course completion and that others are not. However, there is no indication to the student of which is which other than going into the details page via the "Course completion status" block (if the teacher has remembered to include that even) and map back the list their to the main course page.

      It would seem desirable that the status of each activity in respect of course completion should be immediately obvious - preferably on the course page (icon/colour maybe).

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          Alejo Becerra Díaz added a comment -

          There is an activity completion box (inside it is the tick if/when the activity is completed) next to any required activity, but the box is invisible over the usual white background (if you use the "Binarius" or "Serenity" themes you can see them partially over the gray right column). The box should have a black border, and the problem will be solved. It should be a very easy change in the CSS/code to do it, for someone with a little more time than I have now

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          Alejo Becerra Díaz added a comment - There is an activity completion box (inside it is the tick if/when the activity is completed) next to any required activity, but the box is invisible over the usual white background (if you use the "Binarius" or "Serenity" themes you can see them partially over the gray right column). The box should have a black border, and the problem will be solved. It should be a very easy change in the CSS/code to do it, for someone with a little more time than I have now
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          Sam Marshall added a comment -

          The original issue this bug is about was actually related to course completion and not activity completion, so I am adding that and reassigning. (You could have activities with automatic completion, but which are not required for course completion; e.g. a practice quiz, that type of thing.)

          Regarding the issue with the icons, which IS activity completion - that's kind of a separate problem. The icons are bitmaps so there is no need for CSS. We actually have a new set of icons for the activity completion at the OU which are nicer (they are drawn by a graphic designer as opposed to... er... by me). The 'automatic completion, not complete' icon is now visible with a dotted line border. However, the change to these icons might confuse users as they are visually somewhat different, so it would certainly only be appropriate for a major Moodle version - 2.2 now.

          If you would like the icons improved, could you please file a separate bug about that, and then maybe post about it on a suitable forum to see what people think? In case people hate the new icons I don't want to change it and annoy everyone... If you file that bug (in 'Activity completion' category) and remind me, I'll make a screenshot showing the new icons or something.

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          Sam Marshall added a comment - The original issue this bug is about was actually related to course completion and not activity completion, so I am adding that and reassigning. (You could have activities with automatic completion, but which are not required for course completion; e.g. a practice quiz, that type of thing.) Regarding the issue with the icons, which IS activity completion - that's kind of a separate problem. The icons are bitmaps so there is no need for CSS. We actually have a new set of icons for the activity completion at the OU which are nicer (they are drawn by a graphic designer as opposed to... er... by me). The 'automatic completion, not complete' icon is now visible with a dotted line border. However, the change to these icons might confuse users as they are visually somewhat different, so it would certainly only be appropriate for a major Moodle version - 2.2 now. If you would like the icons improved, could you please file a separate bug about that, and then maybe post about it on a suitable forum to see what people think? In case people hate the new icons I don't want to change it and annoy everyone... If you file that bug (in 'Activity completion' category) and remind me, I'll make a screenshot showing the new icons or something.
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          Alejo Becerra Díaz added a comment - - edited

          Yes, now I realize that indeed you can have activities with activity completion enabled but that does not count towards course completion. Didn't think about that possibility because it the type of courses that I tested it does not make a lot of sense, so I gave for granted that every activity with activity completion counted towards course completion (obviously, I had to test more)

          I have created the new issue #MDL-28301. Hope you can attach your set of icons and the icons location inside Moodle in order for us to be able to solve it manually.

          I want to point out that a new set of icons must be used in future versions, being the OU ones or another ones, to solve this latter issue AND probably to solve this issue also: when getting the icons to show, there should be an additional check to know if the activity is required or not for course completion. If the activity is required, a subset of activity completion icons should be used (i.e. with a green border); if the activity is not required, another subset (i.e. black border). This would solve both issues.

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          Alejo Becerra Díaz added a comment - - edited Yes, now I realize that indeed you can have activities with activity completion enabled but that does not count towards course completion. Didn't think about that possibility because it the type of courses that I tested it does not make a lot of sense, so I gave for granted that every activity with activity completion counted towards course completion (obviously, I had to test more) I have created the new issue # MDL-28301 . Hope you can attach your set of icons and the icons location inside Moodle in order for us to be able to solve it manually. I want to point out that a new set of icons must be used in future versions, being the OU ones or another ones, to solve this latter issue AND probably to solve this issue also: when getting the icons to show, there should be an additional check to know if the activity is required or not for course completion. If the activity is required, a subset of activity completion icons should be used (i.e. with a green border); if the activity is not required, another subset (i.e. black border). This would solve both issues.
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          Sam Marshall added a comment -

          Thought I had already reassigned but obviously not, sorry.

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          Sam Marshall added a comment - Thought I had already reassigned but obviously not, sorry.

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