[Portfolio] Slow-downs

Noah Botimer botimer at umich.edu
Wed May 20 11:52:01 PDT 2009

This sounds like a reasonable workaround to take a bite out of  
unreasonable performance. However, I have to voice my dissent with  
implementing a global restriction to find things in My Workspace  
only. I won't say that it isn't a good survival strategy, but it  
seems to be burying a problem. There are places where we need to find  
all forms of a type everywhere, so the full-scope problem is real.

I'm happy to talk through how we could build a configuration option  
until a bigger fix is available, but I think we have to address the  
whole problem in time. To be clear, this is one of the top priorities  
at Michigan for the Fall (or before, as practical).


On May 20, 2009, at 12:22 PM, Ward, Lynn E. wrote:

> I agree.  Even though it's possible to create forms directly in  
> resources, we never encourage users to do this, so all their forms  
> wind up in My Workspace > Portfolio Interactions by default.  So,  
> limiting the search to My Workspace would do the job for us.  I'd  
> be curious to know whether are using the Add > New Form feature in  
> Resources to create forms.
> Lynn
> ==========================
> Lynn Ward, Principal Systems Analyst, Community Source  
> Collaboration and Learning
> University Information Technology Services
> Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: portfolio-bounces at collab.sakaiproject.org [mailto:portfolio- 
> bounces at collab.sakaiproject.org] On Behalf Of Sean Keesler
> Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:56 AM
> To: Noah Botimer
> Cc: portfolio at collab.sakaiproject.org
> Subject: Re: [Portfolio] Slow-downs
> As far as I know, almost no one asks students to go off and create New
> Form Items in resources using the "New Form Item" option. Portfolio
> experiences tend to be scaffolded with matrices or wizards and will
> soon be able to be scaffolded directly with the portfolio tool since
> students can create new form content from there.
> The "Create from resources" functionality is a nifty feature (I guess)
> but practically, it doesn't seem to have a lot of practical
> application. So Marc's comment about restricting searches for content
> to My Workspace folders (maybe even to JUST Portfolio Interaction)
> would make a ton of sense, with the option for students to be able to
> "browse about" resources for stragglers in other sites that they want
> to use.
> Sean

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