Sakai UCamp - Initial planning meeting
daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Tue Nov 6 19:55:58 UTC 2007
I added my preferences below...
On Nov 6, 2007, at 6:31 AM, Barbara Glover wrote:
> Hi Daphne,
> No worries if that's not a good time. I'm certainly open to
> suggested times so don't hesitate if you have any preferences.
> Here's a few more:
> - Thursday, November 15th, 8am PST/ 11am EST
> - Thursday, November 15th, 9am PST/ 12pm EST
> - Thursday, November 15th, 10am PST/ 1pm EST
> - Thursday, November 15th, 11am PST/ 2pm EST
> - Thursday, November 15th, 12pm PST/ 3pm EST
> - Thursday, November 15th, 1pm PST/ 4pm EST
> - Thursday, November 15th, 2pm PST/ 1pm EST
> On 5-Nov-07, at 7:49 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:
>> Hi Barbara,
>> That time doesn't work for me. I already have another meeting
>> scheduled. How about throwing out a few times that might work for
>> On Nov 5, 2007, at 2:29 PM, Barbara Glover wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've learned that Wednesday is not a good day for a few people so
>>> let's consider Thursday, November 15th, 10am PST/ 1pm EST
>>> On 5-Nov-07, at 4:17 PM, Barbara Glover wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> The Sakai conference is just a few weeks away and we need to
>>>> start formalizing the UCamp.
>>>> Let's have our first Sakai UCamp meeting at the following time:
>>>> Next Meeting: Tentative - Wednesday, November 14th, 1pm PST/ 4pm
>>>> Time is fast approaching for the Sakai UCamp and so we need to
>>>> start planning what talks and design projects we want to
>>>> include. We have a nice list of suggestions but for any design
>>>> projects, the design team will need to prepare ahead of time so
>>>> we need to select something. Check email lists for more
>>>> We'll have the meeting in the Breeze room. Hope to see you there!
>>>> One thing we'd like to do is a collaborative design + dev
>>>> project. Here are a few ideas:
>>>> Reorderer Implementation in Sakai:
>>>> This functionality could be useful, usable and efficient in many
>>>> places across the Sakai application. These following are some
>>>> ideas for integration points:
>>>> * Tool Order functionality (currently in Site Info) - we
>>>> could even look at allowing users to reorganize the actual
>>>> navigation itself so they are getting immediate and direct
>>>> feedback about what they are doing.
>>>> * Tab Reodering - allow users to reorder their tabs
>>>> directly. This could be used with the current tab customization
>>>> functionality and/or used to directly organize sites and tabs.
>>>> * Resources - file organization within folders and between
>>>> * Image reodering between collections - lightbox allows for
>>>> rerodering within a collection now. Next phase of Image Gallery
>>>> will allow images to be moved in and out of collections also. UC
>>>> Berkeley will likely implement this unless it's done as part of
>>>> this activity.
>>>> * Page orderer - where pages includes multiple tools (home
>>>> for instance), allow users to dynamically and directly order the
>>>> tools on the page.
>>>> * Wiki - Thoughts about where the reorder could be used here?
>>>> * Syllabus Tool - Allow users to reorder sections /
>>>> components of their syllabus.
>>>> Other ideas:
>>>> * Medium task - think again about the concepts of sub-spaces
>>>> in the wiki. Are there some quick hits to be made?
>>>> * Quick task - change (not remove!) the location / display
>>>> of the Wiki breadcrumbs?
>>>> * Announcements / Resources - they duplicate some
>>>> functionality but display and terminology is different - could
>>>> these be resolved? Are there points where this should also be
>>>> the case for Schedule?
>>>> * Schedule - there must be lots that could be done on this!
>>>> How about inventing "all day events" with a neat way for them to
>>>> be displayed?
>>>> * Tools menu - a user of another similar system said that on
>>>> his small-screen laptop, he really appreciated being able to
>>>> 'fold up' the tools menu, so that (from his description) the
>>>> tool names hid but the tool icons remained. How about something
>>>> similar for Sakai?
>>>> * Site Info - is the arrangement of the links in the actions
>>>> bar of the Site Info tool logical? e.g. some are frequently
>>>> used, others rarely (perhaps?) Should people consider re-
>>>> arranging the tools in the actions bar?
>>>> * Site Info - consider whether the information shown to
>>>> students in Site Info is as logical as it should be - for
>>>> example, don't they see the info from the home page displayed
>>>> again under Site Info?
>>>> * Permissions - could some minor changes be made to the
>>>> permissions helper so that it was clearer how to use it? For
>>>> example, could something as minor as (in some cases) changing
>>>> the order in which permissions display be useful? Would it be
>>>> clearer if the rows and columns were swapped? Could some visual
>>>> indicators be given of the increasing 'power' of the permissions
>>>> (e.g. shading going from dark to light to indicate how powerful
>>>> a particular permission is)? Could a 'return to default
>>>> settings' button be implemented? Could permission recipes be
>>>> implemented? (e.g. click a button to set typical teaching site
>>>> permissions)? These may be beyond the scope of the project, though!
>>>> * Dull but useful - checking for consistency of styling in
>>>> the HTML, especially in the actions bar, where some links have
>>>> "|" between them and others don't, some have around the current
>>>> link and others don't, especially.
>>>> * Schedule - I don't suppose it would be possible to make it
>>>> so that you can double-click an empty space in the schedule and
>>>> the "add event" will be triggered? But perhaps a minor
>>>> improvement might be that if you look at a day, and then click
>>>> the 'add' button, it should assume that you want to add the
>>>> event to that day.
>>>> * Admin Sites tool - could some improvements be made to this
>>>> to make life easier for administrators? e.g. displaying the
>>>> tools in some sort of order when you add a new tool to a site
>>>> using the Sites tool (or if they are in an order, making it
>>>> clear which that order is!).
>>>> * Profile tool - I can imagine there being some scope for
>>>> improvements to the Profile tool if a UI team looked at it...
>>>> Perhaps they could make some suggestions that the people at
>>>> Lancaster might like to follow up, as they suggested that they
>>>> might work on a way of uploading photos straight into it.
>>>> * Admin Realms tool - okay, its a niche tool, but there is
>>>> definitely scope for making our lives easier by improving the
>>>> Realms tool - perhaps by allowing you a way of searching by site
>>>> name, not just site id? Or simply displaying the site name &
>>>> group / section names when you get into the view of the
>>>> individual realms and sub-realms.
>>>> * My Workspace - Message of the Dday view - should users
>>>> really be allowed to click on 'options' and not see MoTD? should
>>>> users really be allowed to choose to see the subject heading
>>>> only, given that you can't then click through and see the body
>>>> of the text?
>>>> * MyWorkspace - how about a feature which allows people to
>>>> set their own funky picture at the Site Logo for their
>>>> MyWorkspace? Or it could show their Profile Picture as their
>>>> MyWorkspace Site Logo (like Facebook)...
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>> Daphne Ogle
>> Senior Interaction Designer
>> University of California, Berkeley
>> Educational Technology Services
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