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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-62835

The description should be displayed when viewing a Book, Lesson or IMS content package

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.2.7, 3.4.3, 3.8
    • Fix Version/s: 3.8
    • Component/s: Resource
    • Testing Instructions:
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      NOTE: Test this scenario with Book, IMS and Lesson course activities.

      1. Login a as an Admin.
      2. Create a course.
      3. Create the activity.
      4. Add a Description when creating the activity/resource.
      5. Click 'Save and display'.
        • make sure the previously entered Description is displayed when viewing the activity/resource page.
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      NOTE: Test this scenario with Book, IMS and Lesson course activities. Login a as an Admin. Create a course. Create the activity. Add a Description when creating the activity/resource. Click 'Save and display'. make sure the previously entered Description is displayed when viewing the activity/resource page.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_32_STABLE, MOODLE_34_STABLE, MOODLE_38_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_38_STABLE
    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-62835-master-1

      Description

      The Description field for the resources Book, IMS and Lesson never show when viewing the resource. It shows only on the course page, if so has bee selected, and when editing the resource.

      This is inconsistent in regard to other resources / activites, and even if it might be logical that those specific resources don't show the description, it is really confusing for the users. We have had several cases where the teacher has put important info there, without knowing that the students could not see it.

      Our workaround is to write those exceptions in the language strings moduleintro and showdescription_help, but that's an ugly fix since it shows when adding or editing all resources and activities.

      Suggestion:

      Separate label strings for those resources, with an explanation. 

      OR

      Make those resouces function in the same way as the rest.

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                  18/Nov/19

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