Feature #14786

Adding "class project" purpose

Added by Laurie Hurson 29 days ago. Updated 4 days ago.

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Hi All,

Following up on conversations from the dev and community calls about misclassified sites and groups. When a student is taking a course and has to create a site, they sometimes select the "teaching" purpose since the site is related to a class, which then adds the site to the courses tab even though it is not a course.

Do we want to consider adding a new purpose option for "class project" (or something along those lines) to minimize this misclassification in the future?


#1 Updated by Matt Gold 27 days ago

I like this idea a lot.

#2 Updated by Laurie Hurson 8 days ago

What is the technical lift on this?

Could we release this new purpose option in tandem with the release of the group auto-email to teaching faculty in order to deter students from selecting the "teaching" purpose in connection with class project? See

#3 Updated by Colin McDonald 8 days ago

Adding Boone and Ray as watchers to see if either/both has any input on Laurie's question about the tech aspect of this.

#4 Updated by Raymond Hoh 8 days ago

It should be as simple as adding one line of code to this function here:, but Boone would know more than me.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges 4 days ago

  • Target version set to 1.19.0

Ray is correct that this should be a very simple add.

#6 Updated by Laurie Hurson 4 days ago

Sounds great, thanks all!

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