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Opening content in new windows within a course

 
KerryJ
Opening content in new windows within a course
Moodle Course Creator Certificate holders

Hi there

Our organisation is advising course developers to open content within courses in new windows because "it makes navigation easier for students". 

This worries me  on a technical front because doing this opens up multiple user sessions for the same student and risks technical issues.

Am I correct in thinking this?


Thanks


KerryJ

 
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Davo
Re: Opening content in new windows within a course
Core developersParticularly helpful MoodlersPlugin developers

Opening links in new windows is generally frowned upon, simply as being rude - web browsers give users the option to open in a new window anyway, so to force the choice is unnecessary.

However, from a technical point of view, multiple windows will not cause a new user session to be created - from a Moodle perspective, it is no different to opening that same page in the current window (in fact, if it saves the user later pressing 'back', then a page load is saved and so the server load is very slightly reduced).

 
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