Course presentation: More robust summary page architecture
There have been several questions and feature requests for the summary slide of the Course presentation content type.
The questions are basically asking how to either:
- Hide something from the slide
- Add something new to the slide
- Change how the existing features work
Here are some examples:
Most people ask for a setting for hiding/showing the features. Altering the slide through settings will however easily result in a feature creep and a bloated setting page.
My own initial though would to achieve the goals by refactoring the summary slide to be pluggable. That way content and behavior could be altered by installing/removing libraries. Someone wanting to get rid of the "Share to Twitter" button could simply remove the library that adds it.
There may of course be a need to enable individual features only to specific contents, so some content specific settings would still need to exists. A wild (?) idea is that perhaps the contents of the summary slide could be put together using similar tools that are being used also on the other slides. However instead of adding "Fill in the blanks" , "Drag & Drop", etc, the content admin could choose elements like "Share to Twitter", "Total result percantage" , "Slide specific results", "Try again button" and some of the editor's default ones "Text", "Link", etc.
I'm not yet familiar with the architecture of the summary page, so at this point I'm just gathering a list of known feature requests and throwing in some ideas. It would be great to hear some thoughs of what would be needed to achieve the goal, and what are the easiest ways to approach the problem.