How I Tend to Use Custom Badges
(Thanks for the prompt response. I turn away for just a moment, and there are the developer and prime guru asking questions and looking to understand my first post.)
Here are a couple of examples of how I use badges for course design development. Although I’m still scratching the surface of what Tinderbox can do, I do at times create custom badges to show the status of notes. For example, to show documentation that’s been developed, or needs to be developed. As a design evolves, so may badges used to depict various activities or development status.
There are times I’d like to share a TB file with someone. For example a map of a course design, with notes on design features and examples of screens from the learning management system. With StorySpace Reader, I could allow Mac users to navigate a design on their own.
Target Audience: Non-TB Users
Mark A. is correct. It’s not that big a deal for the audience of TB users. It’s more about smoothing the interaction for non-TB users that my posting is about.
Understand that many others I’d like to view TB files just aren’t all that computer-literate. So the steps Mark A. remarks are fairly straightforward, aren’t so much to my audience. And even for myself, badge management gets to be a chore between home and work computers. If a TB document is evolving, I’ve got to be vigilant about tracking badge changes.