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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-74882

Global search should default to the in-course search when initiated on a course page

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    • Improvement
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Minor
    • None
    • 3.11.7, 4.0.1
    • Course, Global search, Navigation, UX
    • None
    • MOODLE_311_STABLE, MOODLE_400_STABLE

    Description

      Following the https://docs.moodle.org/400/en/Streamline_your_course_page recommendations, teachers might opt for a one-section-per-page setting of their course layouts.

      However, even with the course index available in Moodle 4, some items cannot be (easily) seen / located , since:

      • Labels don't show in the course index
      • Other text info displayed on course pages (e.g. descriptions of activities, access restrictions etc.) also don't show there.

      Thus, the Ctrl-F browser search appears severely limited inside a one section course view.

      Users can try Global search (if enabled), BUT its use is far from intuitive, since it defaults to the global scope ("All courses" or "Anywhere you have access" etc.). To search for something in a course, the user must execute a global search first and then change the Courses filter state to the one course they are interested in.

      I believe global searches started on a course page should default to a search inside that course (which the user can then expand if desirable).

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              pmk Przemek Kaszubski
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