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Messages & Forums 2.7, Not What You Were Expecting

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Introducing the faster, sleeker, and improved Messages & Forums tool for Sakai 2.7. This showcase will go over the improvements made to the Messages & Forums tool, including the UI makeover, the new …

Introducing the faster, sleeker, and improved Messages & Forums tool for Sakai 2.7. This showcase will go over the improvements made to the Messages & Forums tool, including the UI makeover, the new synoptic tool, the many performance improvements and the extra features added for the user. We will also go over the process of becoming an independently released tool.

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  • Bryan - Software Developer Megan - QA Team Lead/ Project Coordinator Gonzolor - Front End Developer
  • (Megan) Brief History of Message Center Message Center 2.7 team composition
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  • Bryan Configurability Ability to remove the messages or forums column with Sakai property Ability to prompt user to show unread messages with Sakai property. Ability to turn off direct tool linking with Sakai property Ability to turn off Messages & Forums with Sakai property
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  • Bryan - Mark all as ‘read’ when displaying all messages
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  • Megan - Individual space - 3 default folders Ability to create folders eed Message counts displayed
  • Megan Allow sending copies to recipients email address(es). Ability to set this is controlled by a permission
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  • Bryan & Megan Bryan * Independent release cycle i.e. Even though our release is numbered 2.7.0, you can run MSGCNTR 2.7.0 in Sakai 2.6.x Pluginprovidedbya.whyte
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    • 1. Messages & Forums 2.7 Not What You Were Expecting Bryan Holladay (IU) Megan May – (IU) Gonzalo Silverio (UMich) June 15, 2010
    • 2. Introduction 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 3. Today
        • Forums Facelift
        • Overview of additional Forums changes
        • Messages Overview
        • Participating in an Indie tool release
        • Future Plans
        • Wrap up and Questions?
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 4. UI Makeover 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 5. UI Makeover
        • Complex tool: complex and unique needs
          • deep hierarchical structure
          • need for context and detail
            • what is the shape of the discussion
            • what are the properties of individual messages
            • what is new, needs attention
        • But no Sakai UI idioms to deal with this
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 6. UI Makeover
        • A sense of the whole (color coding, indentation)
      • Forum view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 7. UI Makeover
        • A sense of the whole (color coding, indentation)
      • Topic view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 8. UI Makeover
        • A sense of the whole (color coding, indentation)
      • Full thread view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 9. UI Makeover
        • A sense of the whole (color coding, indentation)
      • Single message view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 10. UI Makeover
        • A sense of the whole (color coding, indentation)
      • Message reply
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 11. UI Makeover
        • Help user find a specific item in the collection: what is new – Forums view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 12. UI Makeover
        • Help user find a specific item in the collection: what is new – Topic view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 13. UI Makeover
        • Help user find a specific item in the collection: what is new – Thread view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 14. UI Makeover
        • Help user find a specific item in the collection: what is pending– Thread view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 15. UI Makeover
        • Help user find a specific item in the collection: what is pending– full thread view
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 16. UI Makeover
        • Clarifying powerful permissions
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 17. UI Makeover
        • Complete accessibility review (WCAG2)
        • Other small things
          • Word counts (convenience)
          • Styled print previews and printing (includes URLs of any links)
          • Moved actions to more convenient places (delete forum or topic from forum view)
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 18. Forums: What’s new in 2.7.0 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 19. New Forum Enhancements
        • New Synoptic Tool
        • Performance Improvements
        • Direct Linking to Forum Posts
        • Mark all as ‘read’ when displaying all messages*
        • Site Participant Notification
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 * Optional / Enabled by Property
    • 20. New Forum Enhancements
        • Display number of users who read post
        • View all postings by an individual
        • Option to display and sort by last and recent activity*
        • Option to pre-populated default forum and topic*
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 * Optional / Enabled by Property
    • 21. Synoptic Tool
        • Flexible configuration options
        • Features
          • Faster
          • Direct linking to Sites and Messages & Forums tool
          • Sort by user preferences and sort by column
          • Users can hide sites
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 22. Synoptic Tool 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 23. Synoptic Tool 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 24. Synoptic Tool 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 25. Synoptic Tool 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 26. Synoptic Tool 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 27. Synoptic Tool Performance
        • Site 1: Represents an extreme use case
          • Users: 34
          • Forums: 205
          • Topics: 205
        • Site 2: Represents an average use case
          • Users: 15
          • Forums: 4
          • Topics: 7
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 *Average and Extreme use cases based off IU production statistics
    • 28. Synoptic Tool Performance 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 My Workspace Synoptic View
    • 29. Synoptic Tool Performance 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Home Tool Synoptic View
    • 30. Synoptic Tool Performance 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Forums - Add Thread
    • 31. Synoptic Tool Performance 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Messages - Send to All Users
    • 32. Synoptic Tool Performance 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Forum - Update Forum Settings
    • 33. Synoptic Tool Performance 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Overall Total
    • 34. Performance Improvements
        • Site 1: Represents an average use case
          • Users: 39
          • Forums: 6
          • Topics: 11
        • Site 2: Represents an extreme use case
          • Users: 24
          • Forums: 15
          • Topics: 351
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 *Average and Extreme use cases based off IU production statistics
    • 35. Performance Improvements 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Forum - Load Statistics
    • 36. Performance Improvements 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Forum - Load Statistics for one user
    • 37. Performance Improvements 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Forum - Create Topic
    • 38. Performance Improvements 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 Forum - Load Page
    • 39. Direct Linking to Forum Posts 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 40. Mark all as ‘read’ 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 41. Notification of New Messages 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 42. Read By Feature 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 43. View an individual’s postings 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 44. Display and sort by last and recent activity 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 45. Pre-populated default forum/topic 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010 * Optional / Enabled by Property
    • 46. Messages 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 47. Messages: Personal Space 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 48. Messages: Settings 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 49. Messages: Compose 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 50. Messages: Received 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 51. Messages: Individual Message View 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 52. Messages: Sample Email 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 53. Indie Tool Release 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 54. Indi Tool Release
        • Technically speaking
          • Independently Released from Sakai
          • Using Maven Release Plugin
        • Community Interaction
          • Consensus building on proposed changes
          • JIRA project
          • Release documentation
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 55. In the Future… 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 56. What the future will hold
        • Bug fixes
        • UCB Usability changes for Messages
        • Other community contributions?
      11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010
    • 57. Wrap up & Questions 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010

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