I am glad to see that you are now able to make changes and get the countdown
timer looking like you need it to be.
It has been quite a learning experience form learning the code, learning Generico, and learning how to install a plug-in to begin with. Add to this the frustration of having to wait 30 - 60 seconds per edit. (This happened about two weeks ago and my one-person IT team is looking into that.)
I started to add an autoid to smalltext,
but something came up and I needed to leave, so I published what I had.
It was an interesting turn of events trying to figure out why my color changes were not taking. (: I forgot too quickly that my recognition earlier that the tags were being overwritten was the answer. I just had to learn that again.
REALLY nice thing about Generico is that once you play around with a couple of
the templates, you start to see how easy they are to modify and make them do
exactly what you want.
One hidden feature is that after I installed 17 timers, I decided that I wanted to increase the font_weight for all of them. All I had to do is change one setting in the template,refresh the screen and all 17 were updated! I only wish I could to this when I want to change one entry in all 136 assignments....
I like the idea of a "Save as Default" button, but it is pretty
easy to just go change the default prompts when you want to.
I thought about this after posting the idea. Then I realized that it would change the default for all users in the system. Making it user sensitive is the answer but yes, changes when creating the entry is easy. Also, using copy/paste of the phrase and update the ID is easy too.
I would also like to see another plugin, maybe a block, that a teacher could
install in a course, that would give them the ability to add templates from
within their course so they would not HAVE to get an admin to do it for them.
This is what I see too. After the course starts then I will be an instructor again without the capacity to make these changes and will have to pester the Site Admin for changes. At least I can write my own preset files and submit them.
I am not sure but it looks as if when someone does not want an entry in the message that @@Message@@ will show in the resource. I figure that a default blank space (or hyphen) should be present when no message is entered.
This template removes a lot of confusion in how I was handling the due time/date for my weekly assignments. It also removes that "option" that students were using that they were confused as to when it was due. I love the fact that it goes negative when over due.
It is Just plain good stuff.....