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 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
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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
  • Messages & Forums 2.7, Not What You Were Expecting

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

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