[LON-CAPA-dev] Future Directions Meeting

Felicia Berryman lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 16:28:33 -0400


These are the bugs I voted for.  The starred ones have two votes:
1243    Automatic regrade of problems      
*2621    cloning course copies open dates and ANSWER DATES    
*2702    numerical response parameters for computer generated wrong 
2965    cloned course should do some clean-up when copying PARM settings 
3451    need system in place to help documentation writer    
3611    ability to grade by code    
3765    DC select any author role    
4453    need a way to handle ID changes

> * Better and more consistent look
>   - seems silly, but needed
>   - continuing CSS efforts

I spoke with Jeff about this and asked if he had any suggestions about 
the look and feel of LON-CAPA.  He said that if we can narrow down the 
interface to just a few screen designs, then someone could make some CSS 
skins for each of those.  Therefore, in the next couple of months I 
would suggest continuing the CSS efforts and try to make things look 
more consistent to what is already there.  For example, the initial 
PARM, ENRL, and STAT screen all look similar.  That same style could be 
applied to other initial screens like GRDS.  To make things look better, 
someone would just need to make skins (i.e. style sheets) for "index 
screens" and other screen categories.  I think making things look better 
shouldn't be considered just yet.  This is something we can work on 
after we actually figure out what screen categories we have and make 
them consistent.  We could then use real data gathered from usability 
and design techniques such as card sorting and our previous usability 
studies to guide our designs.