Thursday, May 18, 2006

Icon Flags

On Monday, a review team from SACS will look at our effectiveness plans on the web-based interface that openIGOR derives from. Since we are just this year converting over to a standard format, there's a lot of pain involved (mostly mine) in converting from the old ad hoc reporting methods. So we have hundreds of objectives and not all of them are completed.

I didn't want the SACS folks to have to poke around playing "Where's Waldo?" in order to find what they were looking for, so I thought of a clever way to save them, and me, time. Now when you look at the objectives tree the icons reflect the completion status of the objective. If it's finished (meaning there is text in the Improvements box), the icon appears normally. Otherwise it has a blue line drawn through it. The picture below illustrates.

So now you can tell at a glance who's naughty or nice. I'll be incorporating this into openIGOR too, although I'll let you turn it off if you don't like it. It slows things down a tiny bit since the server has to do more work.


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