Hi Richard, "So unless anyone has strong objections, I think we should link the collection name to the first view in the collection, if the collection is not empty."
I think that is a sensible solution. Will we have a link somewhere on the view pages that says "Edit Collection" and "Edit Collection Access" so that users, like on views, can get to the edit page easily? Kristina -- Collections / View navigation - usability problems https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/617067 You received this bug notification because you are a member of Mahara Contributors, which is subscribed to Mahara. Status in Mahara ePortfolio: In Progress Bug description: View Collections, the way they are currently on master, are confusing for users seeing them for the first time. People may think that they're a way of organising and ordering views into folders (for the owner to find them more easily). That's another feature that has been requested by people on the forums but it's not addressed by this stuff at all. Part of the problem is that the name 'Collection' doesn't really express the fact that the only point in putting views together into these 'things' is just so that views can be linked to each other when they're being displayed to others. Comment from David Drummond on the forums: I *do* see collections as something that could evolve in a lot of different useful directions - something that could come in an iterative process - and that may cover a way to organise views. Not quite there yet though granted. For that reason I'd suggest leaving them as collections might be a good idea to drive that direction of development in future iterations - rather than having to rename something again down the track. If that's unreasonable, then maybe something more explicit to the actual initial use case is needed. Perhaps "Navigation Lists"? or even "Manage View Menus" (and change the blocktype to "View Menu"). Comment from Richard Wyles via email: Yes, there's also a problem with a View only being able to belong to one Collection - users won't understand the access challenge/conflict which is the reason? Can't Title, Description and adding Views to Collection be all on one page? Then the action could be on the My Views page and be called Connect Views or something. Keen to be included in discussions like this as the more menu items and pages then it becomes harder to achieve good usability. The other route to this via the Access page dashboard. _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~mahara-contributors Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~mahara-contributors More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp