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This page is a guideline for completion status project boxes. They can also be thought of as "development cycle" indicators.

Purpose of these project boxes[edit]

The main purpose of these project boxes is to categorise resources into one of five development status categories so that Wikiversity users can more easily sort out what they want to look at.

  • Article developers can zoom in on resources that are stuck at the earlier stage of development and help move them along. This can be done even more effectively if a parser function is run against the categories in question to additionally sort them by date of last edit, so that very old and undeveloped resources can be identified (this sorting has already been done using these project boxes).
  • Learners can quickly find well developed resources to learn from, rather than getting lost in the middle of undeveloped ones and running away with the impression that there aren't any learning materials that are sufficiently well developed to be of use.
  • Metadata extractors can work out which resources are sufficiently developed to be worth cataloguing in metadata exports for promoting Wikiversity in other OER projects.

Disadvantages: Wikiversity resources have many different kinds of development cycles, not all of which will fit with the simple system used here. Imposing a 5-level system of development status on any project (let alone Wikiversity) is, to some extent, arbitrary and may simply not fit some cases. However the usefulness of an approximate system of development indicators outweighs this. To compensate for any misleading or other inappropriate effect of completion status project boxes, a number of modification options are available to individual users, including change icon, change text and append text, along with a system of "fun-looking" default boxes that will appeal to some people (but not everyone). All of these methods can be combined so that one can tag a resource with a completion status and, at the same time, convey the impression one feels is appropriate to a particular resource's development cycle.

Tagging resource pages by completion status[edit]

Serious-looking boxes[edit]

Write the template code into your resource at any point on the page. As well as an attractive template appearing, the resource will be automatically categorised. If you change the template later, the categories will be automatically updated.

Write Appearance Shortcut Uses Notes
{{0%done}}
Progress-0000.svg Completion status: this resource is a stub, so not much has been done yet.
{{25%done}}
Progress-0250.svg Completion status: this resource is ~25% complete.
{{50%done}}
Progress-0500.svg Completion status: this resource is ~50% complete.
{{75%done}}
Progress-0750.svg Completion status: this resource is ~75% complete.
{{100%done}}
Progress-1000.svg Completion status: this resource is considered to be complete.
{{33%done}}
PieChartFractionOneThirdSplit.svg Completion status: this resource is ~33% complete.
{{67%done}}
PieChartFractionTwoThirdsSplit.svg Completion status: this resource is ~67% complete.

Fun-looking boxes[edit]

This is an alternative set of templates which is more fun. There are different names for these tags - you may prefer to use the short and friendly names like {{nearlythere}}. The percentages given are highly subjective - what really counts is how the templates categorise the resource. There are five categories for completion status, ranging from freshly started to complete. Some of these categories have two or more "fun" project boxes - e.g. {{launch}} and {{yawn}} result in the same categorisation ("partly complete"), but look very different on the page.

Please feel welcome to create alternative project boxes. Suggestions can go on the talk page, for example.

Write Appearance Shortcut Uses Notes
{{juststarted}}
Smiley green alien cry.svg Completion status: this resource is a stub, which means that pretty much nothing has been done yet.
{{0%done-2}} Categorisation is complex and includes an automatic date parser to categorise by month of last modification.
{{unkstat}}
Smiley green alien big eyes.svg Completion status: the completion status of this resource is unknown. Please help!
Category:partly developed resources This box was made for automatic inclusion by other templates such as Template:uncat.
{{launch}}
Tulliana launch.png Completion status: this resource is just getting off the ground. Please feel welcome to help!
Category:partly developed resources
{{yawn}}
SYawning.svg Completion status: Been started, but most of the work is still to be done.
Category:partly developed resources
{{halfway}}
Face-blush.svg Completion status: About halfway there. You may help to clarify and expand it.
Category:half-finished resources
{{incomplete}}
TaoismSymbolWhite.PNG Completion status: Deliberately incomplete for educational purposes.
{{51%done-2}} Category:half-finished resources
{{nearlythere}}
Nuvola apps kcontrol.gif Completion status: Almost complete, but you can help make it more thorough.
Category:nearly complete resources
{{testing}}
Sweden road sign A10.svg Completion status: Ready for testing by learners and teachers. Please begin!
Category:nearly complete resources
{{ready}}
Emblem-extra-cool.svg Completion status: this resource is considered to be ready for use.
Category:completed resources
{{complete}}
Emblem-extra-cool.svg Completion status: this resource has reached a high level of completion.
Category:completed resources

Progress Bar Boxes[edit]

Write Appearance Shortcut Uses Notes
{{10%done}}
10percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~10% complete.
Category:partly developed resources
{{20%done}}
20percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~20% complete.
Category:partly developed resources
{{30%done}}
30percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~30% complete.
Category:partly developed resources
{{40%done}}
40percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~40% complete.
Category:half-finished resources
{{60%done}}
60percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~60% complete.
Category:half-finished resources
{{70%done}}
70percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~70% complete.
Category:half-finished resources
{{80%done}}
80percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~80% complete.
Category:nearly complete resources
{{90%done}}
90percent.svg Completion status: this resource is ~90% complete.
Category:nearly complete resources

More boxes[edit]

Write Appearance Shortcut Uses Notes
{{experimental}}
Nuvola apps edu science.svg Development status: this resource is experimental in nature.
{{experimental}} Categorised as partly developed.
{{abandoned}}
Document spider web.svg This resource is currently unmaintained. Please feel welcome to adopt it and then change this tag.
{{abandoned}} Categorised as partly developed.
{{disowned}}
GilbertfieldNE.jpg This resource was intentionally abandoned by its creator. Please adopt it and change this tag.
{{disowned}} Categorised as partly developed.
{{draft}} {{draft}} Categorised as partly developed.

Modifying the project boxes[edit]

This section explains how to modify project boxes to suit your own preferences for describing educational resource development cycles. Please note that the important thing about project boxes is their categorisation function (which remains the same in the examples), along with the option to retrospectively apply parser functions via the template. The visible component of the project boxes is of secondary importance, so there's no harm in applying personal preferences when tagging resources which are mainly your own work.

Example #1[edit]

You can simply append some text, shown here applied to the "halfway" template.

Face-blush.svg Completion status: About halfway there. You may help to clarify and expand it. --User:Baah and Bahh

{{halfway|add --[[User:Baah and Bahh]]}}

Example #2[edit]

This uses simple text modification, applied to the "halfway" template. This time we've change the whole text, rather than just adding some to the default.

Face-blush.svg We started this but ran out of ideas. Can someone give us some input, please? --User:Baah and Bahh

{{halfway|text=We started this but ran out of ideas. Can someone give us some input, please? --[[User:Baah and Bahh]]}}

Example #3[edit]

This goes a step further, modifying the icon as well.

Domestic Goat Portrait (aka).jpg We started this but ran out of ideas. Can someone give us some input, please? --User:Baah and Bahh

{{halfway|icon=Domestic Goat Portrait (aka).jpg|text=We started this but ran out of ideas. Can someone give us some input, please? --[[User:Baah and Bahh]]}}

Tagging resource lists by completion status[edit]

Sometimes you will want to put indicators onto list pages which indicate a resource's completion status. There's no room for a project box here; you need something smaller.

These are the available mini-indicators:

{{0Percent}}
{{25Percent}}
{{50Percent}}
{{75Percent}}
{{100Percent}}

And this is what they look like:

  • Blablabla Course 00% (This course is not at all complete)
  • Blablabla Course 25% (This course is a little complete)
  • Blablabla Course 50% (This course is somewhat complete)
  • Blablabla Course 75% (This course is fairly complete)
  • Blablabla Course 100% (This course is complete)

Tagging resources with a bare category[edit]

If you prefer not to use a project box, then you can simply categorise the resource instead under one of the following categories. Please note that if you use a project box, categorisation is automatic. Percentages are only a very rough guide. Please note that if you tag with a bare category rather than a project box, you will prevent maintenance staff from including your resource in parser function sorting.

Example
To use this automatic cataloging feature, the simplest ways is to add [[Category: completed resources]] (or the appropriate category) at the bottom of your page.

Meta-templates and template quick access (admin use only)[edit]

See also[edit]