[Portfolio] Slow-downs

Sean Keesler sean at keesler.org
Wed May 20 12:09:39 PDT 2009

When does a normal end user really have to find all forms of a type everywhere?


On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Noah Botimer <botimer at umich.edu> wrote:
> 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).
> Thanks,
> -Noah
> 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
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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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