[Portfolio] question about default names for saved participant and item-specific feedback forms

Beth Kirschner bkirschn at umich.edu
Thu Apr 9 06:00:43 PDT 2009

I've always thought those default names were too lengthy to be useful.


- Beth

On Apr 8, 2009, at 5:27 PM, Ward, Lynn E. wrote:

> Hi all:
> Kristol Hancock is working on a minor redesign of the evidence area  
> of the matrix cell to reduce the clutter, and in particular, to  
> ensure that sufficient contextual information is provided for linked  
> items submitted via tools in other sites.  One of the design  
> challenges that has arisen is the length of saved participant and  
> feedback form names when the default name is accepted.  The long  
> form name eats up horizontal screen real estate, forcing the  
> remaining columns too far to the right. Would anyone object to our  
> shortening the default names assigned to these forms by dropping the  
> scaffolding and page/cell title prefix from the name; for example,  
> instead of “PUL Matrix-Row: Core Skills: Analytical Reasoning;  
> Column: Beginning –Feedback (2)” , the shortened default name would  
> be based on the original form name only, i.e., “Feedback(2)” ?
> Needless to say, if we were to go this route, we’d still need to  
> accommodate existing saved forms with long names, but the page may  
> not render as elegantly as with shorter ones.
> As soon as we have a design to share, I will create a fill out a  
> feature template and send out a notification.
> In the meantime, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on this  
> issue.
> Lynn
> ==========================
> Lynn Ward, Principal Systems Analyst, Community Source Collaboration  
> and Learning
> University Information Technology Services
> Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
> Information Technology and Communications Complex (IT 218S)
> 535 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
> Phone: 317-278-5713  E-mail: leward at iupui.edu
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