Moodle DevCamp 2019 - Idea exchange and progress tracking

Tracking of the "Enhanced Activity Picker" Project

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Tracking of the "Enhanced Activity Picker" Project
by Mike Bennett - Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 4:54 PM

Hi all,

Myself and Guy had a great time in Vienna (many thanks to all involved in the organisation of such a great event). Thanks to all who also voted the Activity Picker project into 2nd place - we're keen to continue working on this, progress is as per the below:

Authors: Guy Thomas, Miriam Kunst, Christian Ortner, Isabel Erlebach, Maria Haas, Mike Bennett

DevCamp Team Number: 11


Description of the idea: 

Enhance the default Activity Picker to achieve the following:

  • Improved interface and user experience (reduced number of clicks)
  • Allow Admins to set 'recommended' activities
  • Allow users to set their 'favourite' activities

Status Quo:

  • Local plugin developed and available in Github (there is more to do)
  • Default 'Add an activity or Resource' button replaced with 'Add an activity'
  • Admin settings page created to set recommended resources
  • Layout and interface changes made to Activity Picker
  • 'Star' icons added to toggle user favourites
  • Two-click process in place and working
  • First call held with Barbara Ramiro (Moodle HQ) regarding core changes
  • First round of QA and fixes complete

Next steps:

  • Incorporate the BEHAT tests that have been written
  • Continue fixing the remaining bugs identified
  • Discuss priority of suggested feature requests
  • Continue discussions with Barbara at HQ. (Should the Activity Picker be an optional plugin...can you ever please everyone?!)
  • Deployment on testing sites for UAT and feedback

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Re: Tracking of the "Enhanced Activity Picker" Project
by Tobias Reischmann - Monday, 18 November 2019, 4:50 PM

We just talked about that at the MootGlobal19's DevJam.

There is a current development of HQ (see the roadmap:

It was said that the team of this project is in contact with HQ on these developments.

Thanks for that!

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Re: Tracking of the "Enhanced Activity Picker" Project
by Katarzyna Potocka - Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 2:49 PM

that sounds amazing and exciting. So happy that there are projects that are being worked on even after the MoodleMootDACH DevCamp!

Tobias, do you know who the responsible person is both at HQ and from the DevCamp team?

Cheers Kasia

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Re: Tracking of the "Enhanced Activity Picker" Project
by Mike Bennett - Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 3:44 PM

Hi Kasia,

It's Barbara Ramiro from HQ leading on this from HQ.

The DevCamp team and Barbara have a telegram group to continue to discuss the development and provide feedback.