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Feature #11298

Explore Ways to Make the "Courses" tab More Interesting

Added by scott voth about 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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New
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Courses
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Start date:
2019-04-08
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Description

Right now the "Courses" tab is just a data list of courses. Do we want to feature courses with a slider? Ore have a weekly featured course or a short video recording of a professor's thoughts about the course?

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#1 Updated by Raymond Hoh about 1 month ago

  • Target version set to Future release

Thanks for the suggestion, Scott.

I've added Colin and Matt as watchers to determine what we might want to do in a future milestone.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 1 month ago

Hi Boone -- one thing Scott mentioned on a call was adding a slider at the top of the page. How difficult would that be in the current state of the page?

#3 Updated by Matt Gold about 1 month ago

  • Target version changed from Future release to 1.15

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 month ago

  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Sonja Leix
  • Target version changed from 1.15 to 1.16

A slider of sorts is a good idea, but it would need spec-ing out and some visual design. We likely cannot use the same hero-slider tool from the homepage, at least not without modification to allow us to differentiate between homepage and Courses slides, so some development work would be needed.

We could explore introducing something into a 1.15.x release, but it's too late to conceive and build for 1.15.0.

#5 Updated by Matt Gold about 1 month ago

Great -- thanks. and that timing makes sense

#6 Updated by Sonja Leix about 1 month ago

Scott,
This is a great idea! Can we identify, based on the Common's and user goals, what type of features and what frequency of rotation would make most sense and I'm happy to draw something up visually.

Boone,
what's the sorting of the course archive page? Sorted by latest publishing date?
I assume we are planning to pull courses into this directory automatically based on the new meta data at some point. Can you share some thoughts around this for context. Thanks.

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 month ago

Hi Sonja - Sort order is:

1. First, show courses in descending chronological order, based on the "Term" setting.
2. Within a given term, sort alphabetically.

You are correct that Courses in this directory are generated automatically when the Primary Purpose is Teaching, after the 1.15 release. See https://gist.github.com/boonebgorges/158cfd27708017f4939ef11c9e17a53d#group-creation

#8 Updated by Sonja Leix about 1 month ago

Boone Gorges wrote:

Hi Sonja - Sort order is:

1. First, show courses in descending chronological order, based on the "Term" setting.
2. Within a given term, sort alphabetically.

You are correct that Courses in this directory are generated automatically when the Primary Purpose is Teaching, after the 1.15 release. See https://gist.github.com/boonebgorges/158cfd27708017f4939ef11c9e17a53d#group-creation

Thanks, Boone. And are we already planning to introduce any filtering on this page based on the new meta data we're collecting? (related ticket: #8897). We should probably create a new ticket for this unless we already have one or should use #8897.

#9 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 month ago

Hi Sonja - I don't think there's an existing ticket for it, no. #8897 is a good ticket for thinking generally about how our directory filters work, but I don't think we need to hold up any beneficial work here by trying to solve it all at once - there are existing UI conventions on the directories that we could probably reuse for the purposes of course filters. I'd suggest starting a new ticket, which would reference #8897 as a related issue.

#10 Updated by Sonja Leix about 1 month ago

Boone Gorges wrote:

Hi Sonja - I don't think there's an existing ticket for it, no. #8897 is a good ticket for thinking generally about how our directory filters work, but I don't think we need to hold up any beneficial work here by trying to solve it all at once - there are existing UI conventions on the directories that we could probably reuse for the purposes of course filters. I'd suggest starting a new ticket, which would reference #8897 as a related issue.

Thanks Boone. I just added a new ticket to explore a consistent directory filter UI (#11395).

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