Many thanks for your response. 'Advanced forums' functionality seems to add a nice set of additional functions. But I was quite excited by the content of:http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Forum The idea of being able to; label posts under pre-defined categories, use them anywhere etc.. would be great on many fronts.
Regarding our 'read it later' spec we've got some more detailed documentation and will be meeting with our developers next week but as a brief overview please see below:
- To develop something that is really easy to use
- Not alter core-code
- Not be too tied to forums, so that it could be added to other areas of moodle.
- be a temporary 'working area' for storing interesting bits, not as a personal library for posts.
Bookmarking a post
|Next to posts is an icon that the user clicks on, when clicked a pop-up shows allowing the user to; add a due-date and set colour to post. When added the icon reflects that the post has been bookmarked.||
Removing a bookmarked post (in situ)
|User clicks on icon next to post. a pop-up then allows the user to remove the post from their reading list.|
Users can get to this interface from any moodle page (there will be a link in the menu bar).
It allows for filtering and searching of list by; text search, colour, who posted (faculty or group).
From here users can click to view a preview of the posts (detailed below)
A 'light box' prevew of the post from which the user can:
Any Feedback would be greatly appreciated, as mentioned in my previous post would be really good to know or develop a roadmap for the forum tool - am happy to help if I can.