Add "My Courses" to drop down list
A suggestion from the last CAC meeting - can we add "My Courses" to the "My" dropdown menu? For a professor or student, it would show only his or her courses, perhaps divided between current and past. This would help site navigation.
#2 Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago
The current/past distinction won't be possible for Fall 2018, as "academic term" is not a piece of metadata reflected in the mockups on #9801. (And it may not be something we can easily figure out - some courses may not announce their term on the site/group, and some sites/groups may be reused for multiple terms.) So this piece of information will likely have to wait until such a date when the course administrator is able to enter their own metadata about the group, which will be at least Spring 2019.
For Fall 2018, it's likely possible to add a 'My Courses' subpage to user profiles, but we will have to make some guesses about which courses a user "belongs to". Group membership is something we can easily determine. Site membership is less clear - are we 100% certain that all courses that use Commons sites are set up in such a way that users are "members" (Contributors, Authors, etc) on a single corresponding WP site? We can certainly query for Course sites where a user has a WP role, but it's likely that this will not be foolproof.
#4 Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago
Thanks. But, just to be clear, this isn't a matter of clearing up errors in manual entry. The issue is that "course membership", like "course" itself, is a new concept on our site. And "course membership" probably mostly maps to "being a member of a group, or having a role on a specific WP site" - and this is what we can use for Fall 2018 - but this is unlikely to be fine-grained enough for a long-term solution. We may need to introduce a separate idea of "course membership", which will be connected to, but not identical to, group/site membership. (We continue on our march toward building a CMS.)
#6 Updated by Boone Gorges 10 months ago
- Category name changed from Information Architecture to Courses
- Assignee changed from Chris Stein to Boone Gorges
- Target version changed from 1.14 to 1.15
We'll have to address some of the conceptual questions about course "membership" before moving forward with this.