Posted on January 10th, 2013 in Administration, Community, Moodle.org | No Comments »
I’ve recently run into a few Moodle bugs that I feel like should get some love and votes to up the priority. I’ll get right into it..
My Moodle drag and drop issue with blocks [#MDL-34679]
When you’re on the My Moodle page in version 2.3.1 and up you will not be able to drag and drop blocks by the crosshair icon like in courses. It took me quite a while to realize that 1.) it wasn’t just my theme and 2.) I could actually move the blocks but only when I clicked once on the crosshair icon, waited, and then clicked in a outlined area like you would do if AJAX was not enabled.
It’s especially confusing because all courses now have to use AJAX (right?) and with the new edition of drag and drop of courses in the My Moodle, it’s weird that the drag and drop works for that but not for the blocks. It’s confusing for users who expect it to work a certain way because of the icon and they just give up not realizing they can click once on it and move it (like me) and confusing for new users who have no experience with the non AJAX way.
I don’t see much activity on this issue and I think it’s a huge deal! Don’t you? Vote here!
Grouping Name does not show up by the Label resource [#MDL-37425]
This tracker issue I created. I noticed it after teachers were complaining about it disappearing after we upgraded to Moodle 2.4.
The Grouping Name is not being displayed in parenthesis for Labels on a course page. The Grouping Name will however display for quizzes, chats, etc. It became an issue after upgrading from 2.3 to 2.4.
There should be a (grouping name) by “This is a label” just like the header has the (22) grouping name. This is important because our teachers have honors and regular math courses all on the same Moodle page and there are labels with a lot of content for each of the groupings but now they [teachers] have to go into each and every label settings to see which grouping it’s for. It sounds like this WAS working in earlier versions then stopped. Vote here!
Questions should be searchable/sortable by tags [#MDL-28308]
The description pretty much sums it up. I believe the “tagging” function in quiz questions was implemented in Moodle 2 but there is no use for them. You can’t do anything with the tags – they have no purpose right now. This would be a great spot to be able to “tag” certain quiz questions with a certain skill or standard. Then, you would be able to run reports on the class and see which skill or standard needs more work. You could do this report by class or by student. That would be awesome.
I’ve received a few requests for this type of function from teachers and our curriculum department. I think it’s about time to make those “tags” have a use and it looks like it’s a pretty popular tracker item – go see and vote for yourself!
And for those who don’t know what in the world I’m talking about…
What is the Moodle Tracker?
This is where we record and manage all issues related to Moodle and related systems.
It’s not just for developers!
All users should use this system to report problems or new ideas for Moodle and help us make it better.
If you don’t have an account I highly recommend you get one. It’s not just for developers trying to fix issues it’s for any Moodle user – admin or normal user. There may be a bug that you run into that isn’t in the tracker yet or maybe it is and it’s already resolved but your version of Moodle needs to be updated. It’s very helpful to Moodle admins in that it saves you time being frustrated because something doesn’t work but realize it’s a bug or maybe you want to browse around and see the new features that will be added. It’s also for new functionality of Moodle – not just bugs. Go check it out here.
You can also “vote” and “watch” issues. The more votes an issue gets the higher the priority. It’s a way to let moodle.org know Moodlers needs and wants. What a great concept – open software, open tracker system where everyone can help out and test and a way to get your voice heard and let Moodle know what’s important.