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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-27001

Option to display activity description on course page

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.2
    • Fix Version/s: 2.2
    • Component/s: Resource
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      Testing (easy):
      1) Apply upgrade. Check there is no error during upgrade.
      2) View an existing course containing a number of activities; check there is no error.
      3) Edit an activity on existing course. Save and return to course. Check there is no error.
      4) Add (or use existing activities) of each type supported by this change:
      assignment, chat, choice, data, folder, forum, glossary, imscp, page, quiz, resource, scorm, survey, url, wiki, workshop.
      5) Check that, with default settings, the descriptions do not display on course page.
      6) Go through each activity. Edit it, tick the 'Description on course page' checkbox, save and return to course. Check the description now appears.
      7) In the case of the resource and url activities, try choosing one of the options that cause a popup window to appear and make sure this still works.

      Additional test (images) (easy)
      1) Create a new Page resource. In the intro, add an image.
      2) Turn on the 'description on course page' option.
      3) Click 'Save and return to course'
      4) Check that the image displays on course page

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      Testing (easy): 1) Apply upgrade. Check there is no error during upgrade. 2) View an existing course containing a number of activities; check there is no error. 3) Edit an activity on existing course. Save and return to course. Check there is no error. 4) Add (or use existing activities) of each type supported by this change: assignment, chat, choice, data, folder, forum, glossary, imscp, page, quiz, resource, scorm, survey, url, wiki, workshop. 5) Check that, with default settings, the descriptions do not display on course page. 6) Go through each activity. Edit it, tick the 'Description on course page' checkbox, save and return to course. Check the description now appears. 7) In the case of the resource and url activities, try choosing one of the options that cause a popup window to appear and make sure this still works. Additional test (images) (easy) 1) Create a new Page resource. In the intro, add an image. 2) Turn on the 'description on course page' option. 3) Click 'Save and return to course' 4) Check that the image displays on course page
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_22_STABLE
    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-27001-master

      Description

      The file resource has option for whether to show description (on its page).

      I would like to add a second option below that one, 'Show description on course page' (default off). If set, the description would appear on the course page below the link to the file, like:

      • Spreadsheet file
        This spreadsheet contains useful data that you should erase.

      (Where the first line is the existing display & the second line is from description.)

      This is only needed for file resources because these are the only ones where typically, you don't actually go to the page, i.e. in most cases they are set up so that once you click it immediately starts downloading the file.

      There are two current workarounds for the lack of this feature:

      1) Set display type to 'Embed' instead of 'Automatic' / 'Force download; this forces users to go via the intervening page when they click, this includes the description.

      2) Add a Label below the file with the description.

      I am probably willing to implement this feature (for Moodle 2.1 probably? Or 2.0.x), it should be easy - just want to check if there is support for it.

      so far, david said +1

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                    Fix Release Date:
                    5/Dec/11