IRC log of #schooltool for Monday, 2014-09-08

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th1ahi replaceafill.16:30
replaceafillhey th1a16:30
th1aJust forwarded an interesting email I got last night.16:32
th1aI don't know why everyone emails me over the weekend...16:32
replaceafilli wonder what this means? "We are considering starting with the free features from Alma."16:34
th1aI think this is an edited version of an email they've sent lots of people.16:34
th1aSo, who knows.16:34
th1aOK, so ultimately that may not add up to much, unless they decide they would like to host the servers locally.16:35
th1aAnyhow, I'll be responding.16:36
th1aHow far did you get with testing?16:37
replaceafillfixed most of cando tests16:37
replaceafillthere's just a couple (relationship related) left16:38
replaceafillit should be done today16:38
th1aOK, so we'll have a few loose ends in... interventions then?16:39
replaceafillplugins missing: interventions, virginia, quiz16:39
replaceafillwe can delay quiz i guess16:39
th1aWell, we should move on to the ARK stuff now.16:40
th1aBut you can wrap up CanDo if you like.16:41
replaceafillso, the task is to reproduce the custom xls report in peas16:41
replaceafillto work with multiple databases, correcT?16:41
replaceafillok, understood16:42
th1aI'm just not sure how to make a useful data-less preview.16:43
th1aJust to show what the columns currently are.16:43
th1aI mean, one that looks decent...16:44
replaceafilljust of a list of the columns to include?16:45
replaceafillinstead of the table16:45
th1aWell, I don't have a better idea.16:45
replaceafilli have a question on the filters16:45
replaceafillthe Group filter for instance16:46
replaceafillpeople may have created custom groups in specific schools16:46
th1aMaybe we should start with just the groups common to both.16:46
replaceafilljust default groups?16:46
replaceafillor common by group id maybe?16:47
th1aAh, good point... I guess it would have to be by id.16:47
replaceafillsame for the rest of stuff?16:47
th1aThe only alternative is by title.16:48
th1aor both.16:48
replaceafillwhat about instructor and section?16:48
replaceafillshould we group those?16:48
th1aI mean, the premise is that this server is working off schools with a common setup.16:48
replaceafillgood point16:48
th1aLets assume at this point that the user *would* want to choose by instructor.16:50
th1aSection... I think would be crazy.16:50
th1aBecause those would not be set up in any kind of meaningfully consistent way.16:50
replaceafilli think we could group Instructor as:16:50
replaceafill--- School 1 ---16:50
replaceafill--- School 2 ---16:50
th1aThere probably should just be a "School" filter.16:51
replaceafilli was thinking of "grouping" options instead16:51
replaceafillthe School filter would require filtering options in the rest of the filters, right?16:52
th1aI guess instructor.16:52
th1aWe could still limit the groups, etc. to the common ones.16:52
replaceafillah ok16:53
th1aAt least until they complain, which would be a long time in the future.16:53
th1aThe people at the central office won't be thinking about things like school specific groups.16:53
th1aI guess eventually courses.16:53
th1aDon't be paranoid about re-loading things like courses as if they are going to change during a session.16:54
th1aOr... anything really.16:54
replaceafillth1a, what's the timeline for this report?16:58
replaceafilli mean16:58
replaceafillare we doing anything else this week?16:58
replaceafillor, what's next? :)16:59
th1aThis is what I have in mind for ARK stalling.16:59
th1aAfter that, we'll go onto those other simple labels/reports we were looking at last week.16:59
replaceafillah ok16:59
th1aOr you could finish the tests I guess.17:00
th1aThen the Next Big Thing would be the new School page.17:02
th1aI think that's it for now.17:04
replaceafillthanks th1a17:04
th1aCan we meet an hour later tomorrow?17:04
replaceafillah ok17:05
th1aNo school so I can squeeze in a morning skate.17:05
th1aThanks replaceafill.17:05
th1aI'm going to try to use your sielibre email more, btw.17:18
replaceafillth1a, ah sure17:19
replaceafilli added it to my thunderbird now17:19
replaceafillso i check it regularly17:19
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