Next iteration of List Reorderer in Announcements posted...
john at caret.cam.ac.uk
Sat Oct 25 11:27:39 UTC 2008
I have just taken a look at these and am very impressed.
However, I can't help wondering if this is a case of a solution
looking for a problem. In particular, the (only?) mentioned use
scenario is "instructor wants to ensure an important announcement(s)
are prominent" (paraphrased). I would like to suggest that this would
be more simply and more intuitively achieved with a 'favourites' star
or an 'important' flag. The nice thing about this is that it is
familiar and requires very little development. It also has the benefit
that a student could also decide an announcement is important (to
them) and keep it near the top of their own list. I would imagine
starring or flagging (we use starring to select sites to appear in our
drop down equivalent of the site tabs) would need some sort of
priority. Perhaps the very latest announcement first (to ensure it
doesn't get missed entirely), followed by any announcements flagged by
the instructor, followed by any announcements flagged by the student.
More adventurously I imagine it would be OK if anything flagged could
be unflagged by the student (perhaps with the event recorded in case
they said they hadn't seen the announcement). In this scenario, if I
have something I really want to keep prominent to remind me, I can do
so - but I will have been forced to acknowledge the announcement the
instructor wants to be sure I see. Hmnnn... now that has set me
thinking about allowing announcements to require acknowledgement.
Have we got other cases that suggest re-ordering to an arbitrary order
is in fact what users really need?
On 25 Oct 2008, at 00:59, Daphne Ogle wrote:
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