The second day of Moodle Hack/Doc Fest saw a great deal of work squashing bugs, refining a new gradebook view, and completing TinyMCE 3 integration into Moodle 1.9.9+LAEv1.1.
CLAMP is running a survey to learn what colleges are using for their eReserves system and what, if any, integration that system has with Moodle. We’ll use answers to this survey to help guide CLAMP’s development efforts in this area.
The following tracker items need votes/support from Moodle Hack/Doc participants:
- MDL-11537: Checkbox value always set to 1 no matter what you set in the addElement function
- MDL-22928: Make “role renaming” options in course settings Advanced to avoid confusion
- MDL-22931: On Category settings page, rename “Grade Item” to “Category Total”
- MDL-9376: Q and A forum – editing time
- MDL-22933: Wiki does not handle forward slashes in the top-level page correctly
- CONTRIB-2162 Questionnaire not allowing students to see results
The first day of Moodle Hack/Doc saw the doc’ers tackling the Herculean task of evaluating Moodle 1.9.9 by running it through our testing script. Meanwhile the developers concentrated on setting up test instances of Moodle, cleaning up outstanding issues in Redmine, and beginning code revisions.
The developers created a methodology to document CLAMP code changes and have begun integrating them into our code. We reviewed all of the “resolved” tickets in Redmine, and closed them (causing the total ticket count to drop).
The Census module now allows for start and end dates for its reports and the latest iteration to Anonymous Forums is ready for testing. We’re also evaluating hacks to improve the “My Moodle” feature in Moodle.
Luther College’s Grader report was reviewed. We decided to offer the report as part of 1.9.9.+LAE.x, but we’ll be splitting out the logic that changes the way grades are calculated. The new report allows you to scroll left and right within the grader report, offers better color coding, and increases the usability of the default gradebook view. We are currently debugging display problems in Internet Explorer.
We also folded TinyMCE 3 into Moodle 1.9.9. and have begun testing it. We also resolved issues we were having with SSHing to our development server at Reed College.
We also created a survey asking institutions about what eReserves system they use and what, if any, integration they have done between that system and Moodle.
The Doc’ers spend their time running through the Moodle evaluation script to determine if there were any problems with Moodle 1.9.9. Here is their preliminary report:
- Adding a forward slash in the wiki title causes a page to be created with the name of whatever is after the forward slash (e.g., “Tastes great/less filling” would have a page titled, “less filling” on the wiki main page.
- Wikis in Teacher mode set to separate groups will get an error if “Choose” is selected instead of one of the groups
- Wikis set to use groups throws students not in groups back to the Moodle top site
- Ratings in glossary: if “Use ratings” is checked with no grades assigned then a blank Rate drop box will appear. When the Glossary is updated the “Use rating” box is unchecked. This behavior should at least happen as a safe guard upon saving.
- Secure quiz mode: quiz opens in another window, but it isn’t secure and you can still access other windows – in Safari 4.0.5, Mac OS 10. IE on PC does same thing, and you can allow pasting from a clipboad into the answer fields
- DOC-ERS TO CONFIRM: cannot include attachments to a latest news item or calendar item
- Q & A forum posts are still available for editing up to 30 mins, which goes against the idea of disallowing students access to others’ responses until after submitting their own.
- Rating of database entries doesn’t look to be working
- Quiz: teachers cannot add images as answers because they don’t get the editor
- RSS block titled Remote News Feed would make more sense as RSS News Feed
- Advanced upload of files: must complete comment field to upload response document; faculty may have embedded comments in the document instead.
Moodle Hack/Doc Fest VI for Summer 2010 is underway at DePauw University! Our priority projects for the first day of Hack/Doc Fest are as follows. The lead person for each task is asterisked.
- Create Methodology for documenting CLAMP Code Changes (Rosalyn Metz*)
- Evaluate MyMoodle Hacks (Bob Puffer*, Ben Johnson)
- Other Dev Tasks (not in Redmine tracker)
- Create 1.9.9+LAEv1.0 test instance. (done)
- Create 1.9.9/Anonymous Forums test instance (done)
- Create 1.9.9/TinyMCE 3 test instance (done)
- Test Moodle 1.9.9+LAE1.0
- Jason Alley*, Don Belkins, Keeta Martin, Jason Bennett
- Evaluate Luther Gradebook Enhancements
- Bob Puffer*, Michael Gough, Ken Newquist, Caroline Moore, Molly McManus
- Test TinyMCE3 Integration
- Cort Haldaman*
- Test and Document Anonymous Forums
- Charles Fulton* (email@example.com)
- Evaluate eReserves Integration (Linda McCord)
- Research the various eReserve options that integrate with Moodle and to report back to the group. DePauw uses ARES and has integration working.
- If you are using an eReserves system, please make a comment below telling us what it is, and whether it’s hooked into Moodle.
- Google Apps for Education Integration
- Google Apps for Integration doesn’t work; we’re not proceeding with this right now.
- Re-evaluate and test NanoGong integration
- Nanogong doesn’t work. We may revisit this if time permits.