Feature #10226

Add "My Courses" to drop down list

Added by scott voth 12 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

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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.

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Blocked by CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #9801: Add courses item to main Commons navResolved2018-05-18


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago

  • Blocked by Feature #9801: Add courses item to main Commons nav added

#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.

#3 Updated by Matt Gold 12 months ago

Thanks, Boone. I would say that we should give this a shot if is doable, and we can hopefully catch anything we miss afterwards if/when users notify us that something is missing

#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.)

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago

  • Target version set to 1.14

#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.

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges 6 months ago

  • Target version changed from 1.15 to 1.16

We still haven't addressed questions above about membership. And the concept of "course" on the Commons is still somewhat in flux. See #10987. I think we need to continue to table this while the dust settles.

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