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Re: UU pages mock-ups

Few notes:

There is currently "Login as author" and "Login as student" thing.
I presume this is only for mock-up purposes, and will not be there
in real code.

When one opens topic, some explanation should be shown by default.
I think what we'll do, is assign two values to each explanation: difficulty
level, and sequence number. There can be more then one explanation
with same difficulty level. Sequence numbers should be unique within
given difficulty level within given topic. Thus, student can select default
difficulty level (probably on per-course basis), as one of his preferences.
Then, when he opens a topic, an explanation at or below his default
difficulty level with lowest sequence number is displayed.
(I have to add this all to feature spec...)

Catalog organization. I think I wrote that we need to categorize our
and we even came up with categorization parameters.
Please reflect that in your mock-ups.

Now, about your "texts" idea. I think it's possible, we just need to clarify
it a bit. Is "text" a kind of "media object", that can be
How will it show up, how do we version them, how do authors actually
use it?

Repository. In repository, objects themselves are not hierarchical at all.
We can build hierarchy of categories, yes, but not copy it from course
organization. The way your mock-up shows it, it isn't clear if you meant
same thing as I just explained.

Some page-by page questions (if any of these can be answered by
giving me a link to feature-spec section, then just give the link):

What is "References" field?
Why is "Create Topic" there as well? Hint: the fact that Course is
derived from topic should not be visible on UI.

How do you expect to blend different types of problem solvers in a
single page?

What is "generate using 5 random problems" thing?

What is "My co-authors" thing?

Now, common things:
"Click here to assign..." - maybe it does make sense, but I think the other
direction will be more common. I.E. someone will go to some topic, and add
subtopics to it. In most cases, when one will create topic, he'll want to do
something like
Click on add subtopic->edit/save that subtopic, and expect it to be part
of parent topic immediately.
You have similar page flow on "Create Test" page already.

Sergey wrote:
> Added Dialog of Texts and Texts functionality mock-ups, improved
> repository pages.
> http://gateway.total-knowledge.com/~sergey/UU/Author/Home.html
> Text object can be assigned to other objects other than Dialogs. I
> understand that Dialog can consist of only one Text, but I think it
> will be nice if user will be able to assign single excerpt to other
> objects the same way as one single problem can be assigned to other
> objects, not just set of problems(test). So from user point of view
> dialogs will be used for contradictory statements or set of statements
> that make sense as a group for this particular study object, but
> single texts will be used for single things like proverbs, famous
> quotes etc.

Ilya A. Volynets-Evenbakh
Total Knowledge. CTO

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