Monthly Archives: September 2011

New collapsible in JQM with optional background

As mentioned earlier, the JQM team has updated the collapsible design, so that it is now possible for these to have a background or no background. This is a fantastic news for this type of application, as I can really easily display collapsible content with the look that is optimal for the chosen content. This is the major addition to the v1.0 RC1 as described in the release notes.

I’ve also had a discussion with the JQM team regarding the possible loss of the bottom rounded corner on the last collapsible header when expanded, see github issue 2584. This will not be implemented but I could still do it if the iWestminster team felt that it was necessary.

Collapsible content in MiCourse

Todd Parker, jQueryMobile Project lead, confirmed by email today that my rounded corner issue (1751 under github) is now fixed and fully part of the new jQuery Mobile release. This new release has caused a new change and we have to decide as a team whether we like the new look of the collapsed collapsible. This now has a background colour. This was reported by MauriceG as issue 2467 . The JQM team is now looking at possibly removing the background colour and offering the user the choice to ‘opt-in’. Will update as this become available.

Student Experience Survey

I got in touch with the person in charge of the Student Experience Survey, and the fantastic news is that we will be able to compare the results of the students taking part in the survey as a cohort to a comparable group (i.e. those from the same course not taking part, or those from a comparable course). This is really good news. The timescale is perfect also… The new academic year is starting rather well :-)

Meeting with Mark

Had a meeting with Mark today to discuss the loan of the iPads to students. We have agreed that students should blog on a weekly basis and talk about their usage of the iPad. We will have a project meeting in the next few weeks. Students with their own device will be able to contribute to the project also. The next step will be to order 10 more iPads and some iTunes vouchers. We will also have to discuss how we collect data.