Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
If this feature is developed...
If this feature is developed... In Resources, create a folder and add content. Edit details on the folder and select "Hide this folder and its contents." Reset Resources or refresh the web browser, if necessary. Verify that the Lock icon displays to the right of the folder name. Obtain the link for the folder or one of the files or folders within it. Log in as a standard user (e.g. student or access). Go to Resources. Verify that the parent folder is not displayed. Paste the direct link into the web browser and make sure that the user receives a 403 forbidden error (or equivalent error that prevents the user from accessing the content).
- In Resources, create a folder and add content.
- Edit details on the folder and select "Hide this folder and its contents."
- Reset Resources or refresh the web browser, if necessary.
- Verify that the Lock icon displays to the right of the folder name.
- Obtain the link for the folder or one of the files or folders within it.
- Log in as a standard user (e.g. student or access).
- Go to Resources.
- Verify that the parent folder is not displayed.
- Paste the direct link into the web browser and make sure that the user receives a 403 forbidden error (or equivalent error that prevents the user from accessing the content).
In the spirit of improving the user experience and, in some cases, accessibility, consider adding icons to Resources to help instructors or maintain users quickly see some "under the hood" settings for an item.
Add a Lock icon for folders that have been set to "Hide this folder and its contents." This option both hides and restricts access to the folder and all files and subfolders within it. Similar to "locking" a tool in the left menu, so for consistency, use the same lock icon.
|Setting Choice||Hide this folder and its contents|
|Proposed Icon||fa-lock – For simplicity, I'm hoping just the lock icon would be enough. However, a case can be made that both the eye-slash icon and the lock would be more obvious. It might simplify the coding by simply adding the lock icon to the existing hidden process. I leave this up to developers and the community to discuss.|
|Label for "Access" field||(Locked)
Entire Site (Locked)
For space reasons, I chose simply "Locked." A label "Entire Site (Hidden and Locked)" seems too long to me for the "Access" column. __
|Should the line be italicized?||Yes. A locked item is a hidden item with additional restriction.|
|Title||If only the lock icon is chosen as the best option, then the title should be "This item is hidden and locked."
The hidden item currently says "This resource/collection is locked," but I think it can be streamlined to "This item is hidden and locked" rather than "This resource/collection is hidden and locked." Since a title is more informative in nature, I felt that expressly stating that the item is both hidden and locked would help instructors. Some may or may not be familiar with the hidden/locked icons for tools in the tool menu. I'm open to trimming to "This item is locked" if the community feels strongly that most instructors will equate "locked" with being "hidden," too.
If both the eye-slash and the lock are adopted, then the lock should simply say, "This item is locked."
|Aria Label||Can probably be "" since the icon would be purely decorative? With the label "(Locked)" in the Access field and a title for the icon, this likely should be hidden from screen readers since it will be redundant information?|
|Who can see?||Users with the "Read hidden resources" permission.|
In the "Access" field, the states that I am aware of include:
- Entire Site (default)
- Logged in users
- Select group(s)