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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-43848

Messaging Privacy-Contents should not be displayed in Notice

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    • Testing Instructions:
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      1. Create two users, teacher and student
      2. As teacher, go to your messaging preferences (Home / ▶ My profile settings / ▶ Messaging), ensure popup notifcation is enabled for Assignment notifications and Personal messages between users
      3. Login as user student and send a message to teacher
      4. Login as teacher
      5. VERIFY: that the message popup displays and you can see that a message has been sent from a student, but not the content.
      6. Read the message
      7. Now create a new assignment in a course ensure that 'Notify graders about submissions' is enabled
      8. Login as student
      9. Submit the assignment created by teacher
      10. Login as teacher
      11. VERIFY: that the message popup displays and tells you have a new notificaiton
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      Create two users, teacher and student As teacher, go to your messaging preferences (Home / ▶ My profile settings / ▶ Messaging), ensure popup notifcation is enabled for Assignment notifications and Personal messages between users Login as user student and send a message to teacher Login as teacher VERIFY: that the message popup displays and you can see that a message has been sent from a student, but not the content. Read the message Now create a new assignment in a course ensure that 'Notify graders about submissions' is enabled Login as student Submit the assignment created by teacher Login as teacher VERIFY: that the message popup displays and tells you have a new notificaiton
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_26_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_24_STABLE, MOODLE_25_STABLE, MOODLE_26_STABLE, MOODLE_27_STABLE

      Description

      This hasn't caused a privacy concern yet but when I log-in during class to present some Moodle class material, sometimes a moodle message appears from student X. Not only do I see that he sent a message but the contents of the message is displayed to the whole class. Does the class need to see the contents of private messages? I think not. While I encourage students to only message things they wouldn't mind everyone seeing, it makes sense to protect their privacy.
      Pop-up moodle message notices, therefore, should not, in my opinion, include the message contents. Either there should be profile setting for how pop-up messages are displayed or only the subject line or sender name should be displayed by default. I could not find this issue reported on moodle tracker.

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        1. MDL-43848-25_24.patch
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        2. MDL-43848-27_26.patch
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        3. MDL-43848-master.patch
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        5. new messages.png
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                  Fix Release Date:
                  14/Jul/14