Disable elements or tabs when dependencies prevent them from working

web-foley
web-foley Community Member Posts: 50 ✶ Headliner ✶
Noticed that occasionally you can set something in Lectora where it is overruled by a separate setting elsewhere. There's a few hanging around.

Here's an example... if you build a question with the Question Creator and utilize the Feedback tab, everything works fine. Move that question from a Regular Chapter into a Test Chapter which does not have the Show Feedback for Each Question selected and the developer will be scratching their head for a while wondering why no feedback appears since they knew it worked a few moments ago... they open the Question Creator and see the settings, all should be good. Is it intuitive that they'd have they'd have to know to select away from their Question, go to Test Chapter, select Behavior and check the selection box?



The Question Creator itself could be the visual indicator by disabling (greying out) the Feedback tab IF the selection exists on the Test Chapter Behavior Tab. You wouldn't have to clear the selections (in case they want to pull it out later or turn on the "Show feedback for Each Question" later), just show these are currently inactive - because they actually are.



-Darrell.
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  • wheels
    wheels Community Member, Administrator, Moderator, Rockstar Manager Posts: 526 eLearning ROCKSTAR Admin Team
    It's left me scratching my head when trying to make test cases, working with existing titles. In Lectora Online we added this indicator:



    I do like the idea of disabling the feedback too. I'm not sure we can get this into v21 but I'll bring it up. Thanks!!!
  • timk
    timk Community Member Posts: 1,176 ☆ Superstar ☆
    edited May 1, 2021
    Of course there's nothing to say against a hint about the test setting but before deactivating the feedback options completely please remember that it can be used for different things. The text entered for "Display message" feedback can be displayed in the Results object and is then very well combined with an unchecked "Show feedback for each question".

    Please don't deactivate it.
  • wheels
    wheels Community Member, Administrator, Moderator, Rockstar Manager Posts: 526 eLearning ROCKSTAR Admin Team
    Good point! Thanks @timk
  • web-foley
    web-foley Community Member Posts: 50 ✶ Headliner ✶
    Good feedback. I guess omitting only "some" of the options that are visible to select yet will not work isn't an option?
    Either way, it looks like the desktop version would at least benefit from an alert/warning as Lectora Online has.

    -Darrell.
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