Hiding content as a Reviewer

emma-lee Community Member Posts: 4

I've just asked one of our SMEs to trial reviewing the content via Lectora Online (instead of using a Word version of the content).

Looking at the content in Preview Mode works really well, but as soon as she tries to add a note to show where changes need to be made, she gets moved into Edit Mode and is stuck seeing hidden layers that would only be visible if a button was clicked.

As an Admin/User you get to hide content using the "eye" [ATTACH=CONFIG]535[/ATTACH]

Is there a way of doing this if you're a Reviewer?



  • wheels
    wheels Florida USACommunity Member, Administrator, Moderator, Rockstar Manager Posts: 655 eLearning ROCKSTAR Admin Team
    Reviewers do not have the ability to limit the visibility of items on the page.

    After we release v2.0 we are planning on enhancing the reviewer interface. This would include being able to add notes while viewing the course, there will not be an edit mode. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, if you have any other suggestions about the reviewer interface please let us know.
  • emma-lee
    emma-lee Community Member Posts: 4
    Thanks Wheels. That's good to know. I'll hold off using Lectora Online to review the content in this way until v2.
  • dfleary
    dfleary Community Member Posts: 81 ☆ Roadie ☆
    In general, for most reviewers having control over the visibility icons would be more confusing. A good “best practice” is to ask reviewers to note the object in question as part of the note text. For example: “Image of pencil: please change to…” or “Second text block, 3rd sentence: Aple is misspelled.” In this way, reviewers can essentially ignore the other objects on the page, and you still have the advantage of embedded notes for course developers, without having to use an additional external tool such as Word.

    While switching to Edit mode can be a little confusing at first, particularly in cases as you describe, most organizations find the advantage of having the reviewer’s notes within the title – and on the relevant page – far outweigh the initial discomfort Edit mode may cause.

    Daryl Fleary

    Lectora Online Product Manager
  • emma-lee
    emma-lee Community Member Posts: 4
    Hi Daryl

    I understand the point you make. We want to use the notes function so we can keep the "paper trail" all in one place. In our situation, however, we have standard help/resources/glossary pages that can only be accessed by clicking buttons on learning pages. When a Reviewer tries to add a note on a learning page, all these "hidden" pages layer on top of the page. The Reviewer is then unable to view the object they are trying to comment on.

    This might be OK for the odd typo, but when significant re-writes are needed, for example following new legislation, this isn't very helpful.

    We would just like it so our Reviewers can see the content they are commenting on as they are writing the comment.