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  2. MDL-66431

Remove "Enable activity chooser" user preference

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    • Testing Instructions:
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      1. Before applying a patch
      2. Login as admin
      3. Go to Preference page http://YOURMOODLE/user/preferences.php
      4. Click "Course preferences" link
      5. Untick Enable activity chooser checkbox and save changes
      6. Create a course
      7. Turn editing on
      8. Ensure you see separate Add an activity... and Add a resource... links
      9. Ensure this query in db returns some data

        select * from mdl_user_preferences where name = 'usemodchooser' and value = '0';
        

      10. Apply a patch
      11. Go to Preference page http://YOURMOODLE/user/preferences.php
      12. Ensure Course preferences link is not displayed
      13. Go to http://YOURMOODLE/navigation/user/course.php?id=USERID&course=1 where USERID is your USERID
      14. Ensure page is not found
      15. Create a course
      16. Turn editing on
      17. Ensure you can see Add an activity or resource link but not separate Add an activity... Add a resource link
      18. Ensure this query in db does not return any data

        select * from mdl_user_preferences where name = 'usemodchooser';
        

      19. Now, in an editor of your choice, edit the file 'theme/boost/config.php'
      20. Near the top, below the 'require_once' call, add:

        $THEME->enablecourseajax = false;
        

      21. Save that file
      22. Go to a course page
      23. Ensure you see separate Add an activity... and Add a resource... links
      24. Ensure the following warning is displayed if debugging is enabled: "non-js dropdowns are deprecated."
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      Before applying a patch Login as admin Go to Preference page http://YOURMOODLE/user/preferences.php Click "Course preferences" link Untick Enable activity chooser checkbox and save changes Create a course Turn editing on Ensure you see separate Add an activity... and Add a resource... links Ensure this query in db returns some data select * from mdl_user_preferences where name = 'usemodchooser' and value = '0' ; Apply a patch Go to Preference page http://YOURMOODLE/user/preferences.php Ensure Course preferences link is not displayed Go to http://YOURMOODLE/navigation/user/course.php?id=USERID&course=1 where USERID is your USERID Ensure page is not found Create a course Turn editing on Ensure you can see Add an activity or resource link but not separate Add an activity... Add a resource link Ensure this query in db does not return any data select * from mdl_user_preferences where name = 'usemodchooser' ; Now, in an editor of your choice, edit the file 'theme/boost/config.php' Near the top, below the 'require_once' call, add: $THEME->enablecourseajax = false ; Save that file Go to a course page Ensure you see separate Add an activity... and Add a resource... links Ensure the following warning is displayed if debugging is enabled: "non-js dropdowns are deprecated."
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_311_STABLE, MOODLE_37_STABLE, MOODLE_39_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_311_STABLE
    • Pull 3.11 Branch:
      MDL-66431-311
    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-66431-master
    • Sprint:
      Moppies Kanban

      Description

      The setting Enable activity chooser in Preferences / Course preferences allows teachers the option of using the very old resource and activity drop-down menus. However, the setting is available for all users (not only teachers), despite it having no relevance for non-teachers. To avoid confusion and unnecessary clutter, it would be great if this setting could be removed.

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              Assignee:
              ilyatregubov Ilya Tregubov
              Reporter:
              tsala Helen Foster
              Peer reviewer:
              Ferran Recio Ferran Recio
              Integrator:
              Sara Arjona (@sarjona) Sara Arjona (@sarjona)
              Tester:
              Gladys Basiana Gladys Basiana
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Ilya Tregubov, Sara Arjona (@sarjona), Huong Nguyen, Barbara Ramiro, Bas Brands, Mathew May
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                Fix Release Date:
                17/May/21

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