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I've just submitted another minor administration feature for Moodle 2.2. It makes consistent across most parts of the system which user fields are displayed in lists, and lets you choose from a selection of fields; the default is to display email (same as current behaviour in most places, just a bit more consistent) but you can change it to show, e.g., idnumber and department if you like. Also adds security control for the feature.

MDL-26647 - has more complicated info and screenshots

As I've only just submitted it, I don't know for sure yet whether the feature will be accepted by HQ (possibly with revisions, of course). I really hope it is. We need it at the OU because administration is extremely difficult when you are trying to e.g. add somebody to a course, and you can't tell which of the ten Sam Marshalls in our database you should actually add!

It's actually top of the priority list I got from the person in charge of managing our transition from VLE1 (based on Moodle 1.9) to VLE2 (based on Moodle 2.1+), in the section labeled 'Hyper important'. (The other two sections are 'Super important' and 'Very important'. I found this amusing.)

I was also pleased and slightly surprised to see that there are 19 votes for the feature, only 17 of which are from me under various aliases*. That puts this in the top 100 most requested Moodle features. Hopefully that increases my chances. smile

* That was a lie! Honest... ;)

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