Is it just me, or is Discover a little flaky ?
New user to Discover, and I'm delighted to see that the Clive Sinclair philosophy towards software development lives on. Indeed, it's great to see that CAPITA have a sense of humour, in naming their "product" Discover, since that's clearly what we have to do, discover what's wrong with it.
Forgive the puerile humour, but I'm a little fed up with being fed nonsense from CAPITA every time I find gaping holes in the software.
For instance: (see attachment for a screen-scrape)
Get the graphs Behaviour Incidents by Action Taken, and Behaviour Incidents by Registration Group on the canvas. The former shows all behaviour incidents for the current academic year, categorised by Action Taken. Quite useful. The latter shows all behaviour incidents for the current academic year, but categorised by Tutor Group. Also vey useful, particularly for Tutors. Graphs are produced extremely quickly and easily. So far, an excellent product. One brilliant function is being able to drag one part of a graph over another part, and create one's own filter. So it would be great to be able to see how many students had a behaviour incident that resulted in a C3 detention being set in a particular tutor group, so I drag the C3 Detention data point (is that the correct term?) from the former graph, and drop it on the latter. So now, I would expect that this would show me Behaviour Incidents that resulted in a C3 Detention being set, categorised by Tutor Group. This would be brilliant as it's so quick and easy to do.The legend now changes to say Behaviour Incidents [filtered byC3 Detention 45 mins (Action)], which supports all this. Excellent.
What this apparently shows is all behaviour incidents for all actions taken for students in tutor groups who have been involved with a behaviour incident with action taken C3 Detention. Apparently the graph is not filtering Behaviour Incidents, it's filtering group's of students. (forgive the incorrect use of the apostrophe, but I wouldn't want to misquote CAPITA).
I am told that the fault isn't with the graph filtering, as I mistakenly thought (silly me, how could I come to such a preposterous conclusion?). The fault lies with the automated generation of the legend, and this will be fixed in a future release ("fixed in the next release" I think was first used by the Eqyptians when they were developing the pyramids).
I have ordered a 60" wide screen monitor, to enable the snappy all behaviour incidents for all actions taken for students in tutor groups who have been involved with a behaviour incident with action taken C3 Detention legend to be clearly displayed, and await the next release with interest.
When I have a few moments over half-term, I'm going to look at the other graphs, to see if I can stretch the inventive capabilities of the CAPITA helpdesk.
Or is it just me ?