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Thoughts on more flexible use of profile information


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Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 3768

07 May 2011, 9:33 PM

Hello,

Through discussions with teachers who use MyPortfolio (powered by Mahara) in NZ schools it became clear that the standard profile page needs some adjustments to allow for more flexibility. For example: A primary school wants to allow all its school members to see the full name and a profile picture on the profile, but not every logged-in user on MyPortfolio. At the moment that is not possible. Thus, they have to leave the photo off.

I have posted a proposal for dealing with profile information that is stored in Mahara more flexibly on the Mahara wiki and invite your comments on.

Cheers

Kristina

Dirk Meyer's profile picture
Posts: 424

07 May 2011, 11:05 PM

It's great to see a focus on primary learners.

One question: Once a relationship has been esthablished between users of different institutions, could they then be able to see each others' last names and profile picture? For eample, by accepting someone as a friend from another institution, could that open more priviledges?

Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 3768

07 May 2011, 11:19 PM

Hello Dirk,

Yes, when somebody becomes a friend, his profile picture and full name as well as contact details are shown (if the user chose to put them on their profile page). That's displayed in the mockup with the number 4.

Cheers

Kristina

Dirk Meyer's profile picture
Posts: 424

07 May 2011, 11:39 PM

Thanks Kristina.

I like it. Friendship overrides institutional settings ;)

Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 3768

08 May 2011, 1:02 AM

Hello,

This discussion moved to the "Comments on feature proposals" forum (previously known as "Roadmap & Funding" forum) because otherwise it is difficult to keep track of the responses on both pedagogy and developer forums.

Cheers

Kristina

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