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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-32528

Inconsistent behaviour of 'question bank' link in settings block

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      MOODLE_21_STABLE, MOODLE_22_STABLE, MOODLE_23_STABLE

      Description

      In settings block is on top level a link 'question bank'. Clicking on this opens .../questions/edit.php?courseid=XX.
      Only the symbol at the begining of the line open the other subtopics ofthis menu point. The first sub item 'question'links to the same page as 'question bank'.
      This behaviour is confusing, because in the same block the 'user' link shows a different behaviour and opens the sub menu items list.

      Generally there shouldn't be two items linking to the same page.

      Suggestion:
      Change behaviour of 'question bank' item that it opens the sub menu items only.

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              timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment -

              I disagree with this. I think it is really annoying that it takes two mouse clicks to get at many important course settings like enrol users and manage groups.

              When you are going to the question bank, you most often (in my experience) want to see the list of questions, so the fact you can get there with one click is a good thing.

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              timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment - I disagree with this. I think it is really annoying that it takes two mouse clicks to get at many important course settings like enrol users and manage groups. When you are going to the question bank, you most often (in my experience) want to see the list of questions, so the fact you can get there with one click is a good thing.
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              ralfh Ralf Hilgenstock added a comment -

              Hello Tim

              I can't follow the idea that two links in the same area with different names are connected with the same page and there two different principles in the block area.

              We got responses from users that didn't get access to question categories or question import because they tried to click on the title of the menu point as they did in other parts of the block. Even if they set the mouse arrow on the title without clicking they were directly in the page. But from there they didn't get access to the other items of the submenu.

              Generally we should try to be consistent with processes.
              Ralf

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              ralfh Ralf Hilgenstock added a comment - Hello Tim I can't follow the idea that two links in the same area with different names are connected with the same page and there two different principles in the block area. We got responses from users that didn't get access to question categories or question import because they tried to click on the title of the menu point as they did in other parts of the block. Even if they set the mouse arrow on the title without clicking they were directly in the page. But from there they didn't get access to the other items of the submenu. Generally we should try to be consistent with processes. Ralf
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              juonio Juho Viitasalo added a comment -

              I agree with Ralf. It's confusing when I click the question bank link. I suppose it will just open the menu branch as in other instances in the menu structure. Suprisingly it starts loading a new page. What if I just want to select some other option. Jumping to a new page distracts the task. I also agree with Ralf that two links next to each other taking to same place is confusing.

              Anyway in my opinion this is an either or question. Every expandable menu item should work in the same way. Either every expandable menu item should work as link or they should not.

              Respectfully,
              Juho

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              juonio Juho Viitasalo added a comment - I agree with Ralf. It's confusing when I click the question bank link. I suppose it will just open the menu branch as in other instances in the menu structure. Suprisingly it starts loading a new page. What if I just want to select some other option. Jumping to a new page distracts the task. I also agree with Ralf that two links next to each other taking to same place is confusing. Anyway in my opinion this is an either or question. Every expandable menu item should work in the same way. Either every expandable menu item should work as link or they should not. Respectfully, Juho
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              timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment -

              I kicked off a forum thread about this usability question: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=201483

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              timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment - I kicked off a forum thread about this usability question: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=201483
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              rajeshtaneja Rajesh Taneja added a comment -

              Hello. I will not be able to work on this issue in the immediate future. In order to create a truer sense of the state of this issue and to allow other developers to have chance to become involved, I am removing myself as the assignee of this issue.

              For more information, see http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Changes_to_issue_assignment

              If you have any information about this issue or a possible fix please post it here

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              rajeshtaneja Rajesh Taneja added a comment - Hello. I will not be able to work on this issue in the immediate future. In order to create a truer sense of the state of this issue and to allow other developers to have chance to become involved, I am removing myself as the assignee of this issue. For more information, see http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Changes_to_issue_assignment If you have any information about this issue or a possible fix please post it here

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