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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-54095

Dashboard displays activities need completion that are, well, complete

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      MOODLE_27_STABLE, MOODLE_28_STABLE, MOODLE_29_STABLE, MOODLE_30_STABLE

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      When a student views their dashboard, it displays assigned activities for each class with a message that there are quizzes or lessons due, there are scorms that need attention, etc. If they complete these activities, it still says it. If you click the message, you can see that you've done it but many (most) students don't click the message. They just get really upset that it says they're not done (even if that isn't what it says). It's confusing.

      And, to add to the unintuitiveness...it only does this for six activities: Assignment (fixed), Chat, Forum, Lesson, Quiz and SCORM. If I'm required to complete a Feedback or Choice activity, it doesn't remind me. If I'm required to do something in a Glossary, Workshop, Survey or Wiki, it doesn't say anything.

      So, that's what it does. What I would like it to do is drop the message once the requirement is met. All these activities have the ability to assess whether or not the work is considered done (grade to pass, has a grade, has submitted the requisite # of forum posts, has completed, etc). It seems reasonable to me that when you have met the expectation, it should stop hounding you. And, if the site tracks course completions...stop listing the course if they have completed. Not block them from accessing, just stop displaying it on the dashboard.

      It would be great if whatever triggers these messages would recognize third party plugin activities, too, but that's probably pie-in-the-sky.

      A recent tracker resolved the issue for Assignment but nothing else in 2.9 and up. I'd assumed there must be something in the tracker for all the other activities, as I've been seeing people complain about this in the forums for...well, 10 years, but I don't see anything.

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              Reporter:
              melanies Melanie Scott
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              Sam Marshall, Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Sara Arjona (@sarjona), Víctor Déniz Falcón, Adrian Greeve, Mihail Geshoski, Peter Dias, Jake Dallimore, Jun Pataleta, Ryan Wyllie, Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Sara Arjona (@sarjona), Víctor Déniz Falcón, Andrew Nicols, Mathew May, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, Adrian Greeve, Mihail Geshoski, Peter Dias, Tim Hunt, Andrew Nicols, Mathew May, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, Damyon Wiese, Dan Marsden, Matteo Scaramuccia, Adrian Greeve, Mihail Geshoski, Peter Dias
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