Features/Journal features for 0.96
This is a collector page for features we are considering for the Journal in the Sugar 0.96 release.
- Targeted release: 0.96
- Last updated:
- Percentage of completion:
A summary is here summary
This page is intended to track those features as a group. Each feature also has an individual page associated with it.
|Write to Journal anytime||Record in the Journal at any time: Here the intent is to enable editing the description, tags or the title at any time easily from the activity, and not have to wait to get out of the activity. Unlike the Keep button we have eliminated from the last Sugar version, no copy is made; it works on a single entry. [This facilitates the use of the Journal as a lab notebook, where notes can be recorded while the user is actively doing something, not just after the fact.]||File:Detailview 20110313.pdf|
|Journal tagging private or public||Modes private / public: A problem raised by some teachers, is that Journals of his students (and school servers) are filled with music or games. With this proposal, Sugar offers you in a "public" when working at school or doing their homework, if you are using Sugar for their own interests, put your work in a "private". What is recorded in the Journal will be this way, and also can be changed from the detail view. This mode also works as a filter, so when school is not listed in the Journal all the games and songs. Furthermore, it only makes backup servers that has been recorded so public, this solves the problem of server space and preserves the privacy of students.||Design mockups|
|Tags in Journal||Default tags: At this time a tag is any text you type into the Tag field. This makes their use is unclear and not used much. We believe we can improved by making the selection of labels from a predefined (Which you can add new or remove) and display more prominently in the Journal (See a mock-up).||Design mockups|
|Activity-specific metadata||Activity-specific metadata: The work we have begun with the learning community. The idea is to record data related to the use of activity and display it in the detail view of the Journal.||Patch written|
|Journal volume toolbar enhancement||Open an activity-specific directories: This is to use the window that is currently used to select objects from the Journal from the activities, to open files in a specific directory, for example, to find examples in Turtle Art. [This will make it easier to provide and share clip art, example projects, etc.]|
|Multi-selection in Journal||Operations on multiple files in the Journal: allow selecting multiple files for copying to a USB device or delete them.||Patches under review|
|Features/Thumbs View in Journal|
|Labels on activities||Labels on the activities: We could assign labels to the activities to be seen into the Home View; for example, by selecting activities programming or media handling. [As a start, we can pull these labels from the categories assigned by the activity developer on activities.sugarlabs.org (ASLO).]|
|Implemented in the Portfolio instead|
|We need to discuss this further.|
Benefit to Sugar
The Journal is a central part of our learning model: the place of reflection. These features are intended to enhance reflection and assessment features of Sugar.
Most of the proposed changes are isolated to the Journal view in Sugar. Some changes would impact individual activities. The latter can be done incrementally.
All features will be sub