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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-32161

Meta Course Hell -- Poorly designed interface!

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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE

      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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            trobb Thomas Robb created issue -
            trobb 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 ]
            trobb 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.
            trobb 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.
            trobb 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.
            salvetore Michael de Raadt made changes -
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            trobb Thomas Robb made changes -
            Attachment Cohorts-Meta_comparison.jpg [ 27671 ]
            trobb Thomas Robb made changes -
            Link This issue is blocked by MDL-17929 [ MDL-17929 ]
            trobb Thomas Robb made changes -
            Link This issue is blocked by MDL-17929 [ MDL-17929 ]
            cfulton Charles Fulton made changes -
            Link This issue duplicates MDL-27628 [ MDL-27628 ]
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            Link This issue will be (partly) resolved by MDL-35696 [ MDL-35696 ]
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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
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            Fix Version/s FRONTEND [ 12581 ]
            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
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            Assignee moodle.com [ moodle.com ]
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            willylee Willy Lee made changes -
            Link This issue will be (partly) resolved by MDL-48783 [ MDL-48783 ]
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