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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-31451

M2.X meta-link screen is more cumbersome than in M1.9

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.1.1
    • Fix Version/s: DEV backlog
    • Component/s: Enrolments
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      MOODLE_21_STABLE

      Description

      We make extensive use of meta-courses in Moodle. In M1.9, the screen to assign child courses was easy to use - courses were listed alphabetically; you could search; and you could select multiple courses at once.

      Assigning meta-links in Moodle 2.X is much more difficult - there is a single drop down box which is unordered; you can't search; and you can't select multiple courses. This makes creating a meta-course for a whole faculty (dozens of courses) a painfully long process.

      We do not want to use cohorts, because our student management system automatically enrols users into courses. Using cohorts would mean a return to manual processes, or an expensive new development for our student management system.

      Implementing the same type of interface for meta-links as was used in M1.9 would be a great improvement.

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              rudd_j James Rudd added a comment -

              Have a look at http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-27628 same problem in 2.0 with a possible solution, but appears to have been very little development since.

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              rudd_j James Rudd added a comment - Have a look at http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-27628 same problem in 2.0 with a possible solution, but appears to have been very little development since.
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              craigdr Craig Drayton added a comment -

              Thanks for your comment James, I'm now watching that issue

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              craigdr Craig Drayton added a comment - Thanks for your comment James, I'm now watching that issue
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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment -

              thanks for the report

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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment - thanks for the report
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              mattputz Matthew Putz added a comment -

              Yep - this is definitely nuts. We have thousands of courses, and we do all meta-linking for teachers good reasons. This interface is useless. How hard would it be to simply add a search box?

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              mattputz Matthew Putz added a comment - Yep - this is definitely nuts. We have thousands of courses, and we do all meta-linking for teachers good reasons. This interface is useless. How hard would it be to simply add a search box?

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