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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-51251

Navigation block mixes click-able links with expandable nodes

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    • Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • 2.9
    • None
    • Navigation, Usability
    • None
    • MOODLE_29_STABLE

    Description

      In the usability study, participants were asked to use the list of participants (to send a message). When they found the word "Participants" in the navigation, they were confused because the Participants link is both a node with children and a link to a page. People were clicking on the right-arrow beside the Participants link, expecting to be taken to the Participants page, but it just expanded the nodes below.

      Two actions should be taken.

      • To avoid confusion, a rule needs to be enforced that prevents nodes with children from being links to pages.
      • Icons for expansion of sub-menus should be reviewed, perhaps using + and - icons instead of triangles, so the purpose of these icons becomes clearer.

      The particular case (with users accessing a list of participants) may be resolved if the participants list is merged with the users list, but the general issue should still be dealt with.

      This was a blocker for 2/6 participants.

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              salvetore Michael de Raadt
              David Woloszyn, Huong Nguyen, Jake Dallimore, Michael Hawkins, Stevani Andolo, Huong Nguyen, Barbara Ramiro, Bas Brands, Mathew May, David Woloszyn, Jake Dallimore, Michael Hawkins, Stevani Andolo
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