Status: Awaiting Review
Affects Version/s: 2.9.1
Fix Version/s: None
Component/s: Site Info
Environment:QA3 - 2.9.0-rc02
Sakai 2.9.1-rc02 (Kernel 1.3.1-rc02)- Server qa29
Win7: FF18, IE9
I was testing the new "lock" (disable) feature to see the differences between disable and hide. Disable is not behaving as expected, in most cases it works exactly as "hide". When accessing a hidden/disabled tool through Lessons, I found assignments and forums were the only tools that were truly disabled if I disabled them in Page Order.
*Need to note that I uploaded files directly to Resources as the instructor, not through Lessons.
Hide/Disable work the same:
Menu items are hidden from user
Resources: with the URL to the resources folder/item, the student is able to browse the folder if default permissions were not altered in Resources, hiding the folder/item.
Resources through LessonBuilder: the resource is available if the instructor adds the resource to Lessons
Tests & Quizzes through LessonBuilder: available to students if the instructor adds the quiz to Lessons
Announcements: displays on the Home page under Recent Announcements
Forums: displays "New in Forums" on the Home page, even though Forums are not accessible from here
Differences between Hide/Disable:
Assignments through LessonBuilder: Hide allows access, Disable displays "Site Unavailable" to students
Forums through LessonBuilder: Hide allows access, Disable displays "Site Unavailable" to students
Polls using the URL: Hidden allows access with the URL, Disabled displays "Site Unavailable" to students
Since there are currently no help files associated with these options, it is a little confusing what can be expected from each option for the instructor, especially when in a lot of cases the behavior is the same for hide and disable.