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  2. MDL-32161

Meta Course Hell -- Poorly designed interface!

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    • Difficulty:
      Moderate
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Rank:
      38888

      Description

      I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

      For schools that have 10s or 100s of sections that need to refer to the same parent course, the current system is a nightmare.

      1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
      2) The window should allow multiple selection
      3) There should be a batch load function as there is for student registrations.

      See the attachment for a view of my problem. The screen shows most of the Monday classes, but there is an equal amount for other days of the week that is out of view.

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          Thomas Robb created issue -
          Thomas Robb made changes -
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          Description I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) Why can't there be a batch load function as there is for student registrations?
          I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) Why can't there be a batch load function as there is for student registrations?

          See the attachment for a view of my problem
          Priority Minor [ 4 ] Major [ 3 ]
          Attachment MetaCourseHell.jpg [ 27652 ]
          Difficulty Moderate [ 10024 ]
          Thomas Robb made changes -
          Description I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) Why can't there be a batch load function as there is for student registrations?

          See the attachment for a view of my problem
          I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) There should be a batch load function as there is for student registrations.

          See the attachment for a view of my problem.
          Thomas Robb made changes -
          Description I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) There should be a batch load function as there is for student registrations.

          See the attachment for a view of my problem.
          I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          For schools that have 10s or 100s of sections that need to refer to the same parent course, the current system is a nightmare.

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) There should be a batch load function as there is for student registrations.

          See the attachment for a view of my problem.
          Thomas Robb made changes -
          Description I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          For schools that have 10s or 100s of sections that need to refer to the same parent course, the current system is a nightmare.

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) There should be a batch load function as there is for student registrations.

          See the attachment for a view of my problem.
          I just spent over two hours adding children to metacourse because 1) it has to be done individually by searching the pulldown menu for the relevant course, 2) only one can be selected at a time and 3) the pulldown menu has several hundred items!!

          For schools that have 10s or 100s of sections that need to refer to the same parent course, the current system is a nightmare.

          1) There should be a search window so that courses can be found by name
          2) The window should allow multiple selection
          3) There should be a batch load function as there is for student registrations.

          See the attachment for a view of my problem. The screen shows most of the Monday classes, but there is an equal amount for other days of the week that is out of view.
          Michael de Raadt made changes -
          Fix Version/s DEV backlog [ 10464 ]
          Labels triaged
          Thomas Robb made changes -
          Attachment Cohorts-Meta_comparison.jpg [ 27671 ]
          Thomas Robb made changes -
          Link This issue is blocked by MDL-17929 [ MDL-17929 ]
          Thomas Robb made changes -
          Link This issue is blocked by MDL-17929 [ MDL-17929 ]
          Charles Fulton made changes -
          Link This issue duplicates MDL-27628 [ MDL-27628 ]
          Chris Follin made changes -
          Labels triaged moodlerooms partner triaged
          Derek Chirnside made changes -
          Link This issue will be (partly) resolved by MDL-35696 [ MDL-35696 ]

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