Forum .LRN Q&A: Forums Portlet not visible on user's portals
I am running dotLRN 2.0.3 / postgres.
Forums Portlet is displayed correctly only on the Admin user portal.
All other users have this portlet (they can see it only from Customize Layout, they can move it from one page to another), but the portlet is not displayed on their user's portals.
The same thing happens with Survey portlet - users can see Surveys on the group/communities portals they are members of, but unanswered surveys are not displayed on their user's portals.
Is it normal?
What can be wrong - any ideas how to fix this?
Volin Karagiozov, American University in Bulgaria
but discussion stopped with no result.
Does anyone know what's happend with this? Regards, Volin karagiozov
All my student users are not guests.
The same is with Survey portlet. They can access survey portlet from within group/community portal.
But both Forums and Survey Portlets are hidden (not displayed) on My Space (user's portals).
There are two ways you could check this.
a) In /admin/site-map, click ACS Kernel under Services, locate the PrivacyControlEnabledP parameter and set it to zero.
b) In /packages/forums-portlet/www/forums-portlet.tcl, comment out this line
set can_read_private_data_p [acs_privacy::user_can_read_private_data_p -object_id [ad_conn package_id]]
and temporarily replace it with this one
set can_read_private_data_p 1
Do either of these make the forum portlet show up?
PrivacyControlEnabledP was set to 1
Now both portlets Forums and Survey are visible on student's portal.
This happened by doing something i can't recall, but for sure within one click from the class page.
tough it seems it can't be easily undone....
as i told the reason was within one click from the class page
seems that SHADING the forums would make them forever invisible
can anyone confirm that behaviour ? or is that some graphic special customization we have unpurposely got into ?
to revert the problem i called (from within browser)
where 2368 is the forums element number i got from the portal layout customization page
seems this shading property of forums is persistent across removal and readdition of the portlet in the class
can anyone confirm ?