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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-42609

Add button to quickly add a course in new course management interface

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
    • Fix Version/s: 2.8
    • Component/s: Course
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      1. Run behat - this area is well covered by tests.
      2. Log in as an admin
      3. Browse to course category management interface
      4. Check that the default category (usually misc) is selected and its courses are shown.
      5. Verify that both sorting categories and courses (that requires having multiple) does not break with "missing required categoryid" error.
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      Run behat - this area is well covered by tests. Log in as an admin Browse to course category management interface Check that the default category (usually misc) is selected and its courses are shown. Verify that both sorting categories and courses (that requires having multiple) does not break with "missing required categoryid" error.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_26_STABLE, MOODLE_27_STABLE, MOODLE_28_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_28_STABLE
    • Pull Master Branch:
      42609-28
    • Pull Master Diff URL:

      Description

      Previously on the course management page there were two buttons: one to add a new category and another to add a new course.

      When adding a new course, the default category was implied and users could select another category if one existed.

      The new interface requires users to first select a category, then to add a course within the category. This is an extra step, but perhaps more than that, it is a conceptual leap for users who are not using Moodle with categories (and I suspect there are lots of those).

      As well as that, there is a link to "Create new" under course categories and I suspect user of the old interface, where they had been able to add a new course, might find this confusing.

      • I propose that the "Create new" link under categories be labelled more specifically as "Create new category" to avoid confusion.
      • I also recommend one of the following two options.
        • Showing the default category initially when a user first arrives at the management page, or
        • Adding a "Create new course" link/button somewhere on the initial screen.

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              Assignee:
              samhemelryk Sam Hemelryk
              Reporter:
              salvetore Michael de Raadt
              Peer reviewer:
              Marina Glancy
              Integrator:
              Eloy Lafuente (stronk7)
              Tester:
              Mark Nelson
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Ilya Tregubov, Sara Arjona (@sarjona)
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                Fix Release Date:
                10/Nov/14