[Portfolio] [Building Sakai] changing text for matrix status colors
botimer at umich.edu
Mon Jan 11 12:58:50 PST 2010
Yes, it is possible to change these labels. Unfortunately, these are
stored in a "properties" file for each language, making the change
more technical than you might hope. As a note, this would be system-
wide, as well.
Depending on how your Sakai installation is set up (build from
scratch vs. binary vs. vendor supported, clustered or not), editing
these could vary, and you will likely need to maintain this change
I have two suggestions:
First, it would be helpful if you could send a message to the
portfolio mailing list with your educational scenario and ideal
captions. If the verbiage is not specialized to your institution, it
may be helpful input for adjusting these captions in a future Sakai
Second, and more technically, you can find the labels in the Matrix
tool's Messages.properties file. Each label for this area starts with
"matrix_legend" and they are in the same part of the file.
The full path in the source tree (for USA English) is:
This ends up in your running Sakai instance as:
On Jan 11, 2010, at 3:43 PM, Beith, Linda wrote:
> Anyone know if it’s possible to change the labeling text for the
> matrix status colors in 2.6? I can see where we can change the
> colors for each status level but not the labels for the legend.
> Would appreciate any info.
> Linda L. Beith, Ph.D.
> Director, Instructional Design
> Roger Williams University
> One Old Ferry Road
> Bristol, RI 02809
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