Why would a link to a particular grade forum open in a new window? The setup doesn't appear to be any different from other forums in the course, but the instructor wants the viewer to stay within the course.
Hi Amy -- Fancy meeting you here!
Unfortunately, this may be functioning "as designed." If you add any of the interactive tools to a learning module -- blogs, journals, wikis, etc.-- the tool opens in a new window. In a way it makes sense, because these tools are separate areas of a course that can only be linked to, not embedded within a learning module.
For example, if you click on a DB in a folder called Week 1, the cookie crumb trail says [Name of Course] > Discussion Board -- not [Name of Course] > Week 1 > Discussion Board. The same thing within a learning module -- the DB is not stored within the module, but linked to from within it.
Though ticket AS-146201 identifies this as a known issue back in SP 1 or 2, the functionality has not changed in SP 6. This makes me think that it is not a bug, but rather a design flaw.
I would love to be wrong on this -- anybody?!
I should clarify...the ones in content folders open within a course. The learning modules with the link open it in a separate window. Any way to turn that feature off so it has the same look as those in content folders?
Hey there, Lisa!! Thanks for the info. I wonder if they'll be adjusting the design any time in the near future. It's not a big thing, but it causes a little confusion for folks just getting their feet wet with learning modules :)
Amy, and Lisa,
To my instructors, who've just been migrated to Bb learn 9.1 SP 4, this "Design Flaw" is huge.
Our Instructor's have been nearly apoplectic over this and one other Bb Learn 9.1 "Feature" that leaves us having to design a whole tutorial on how to cope with Discussion Board Posts.
The Debate: Right click and view two windows?
Format all DB links to open in new windows, and instruct users to look for the other window with the question in it...Copy text from discussion Question and then pasting it into Post Thread window.
That's asking a lot of Adult and young learners, who are barely comfortable with the question "What Browser are you using"
I'd love to hear what others are doing to support learners.
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