A technological solution for unsavvy editors
December 6, 2010 8:24 AM Subscribe
Looking for a good sort of "hack" to help us input information onto our online platform. Is there an easy way to set up a script to automatically click a few buttons and enter information into fields?
posted by mammary16 to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My lack of sophistication with this sort of stuff should be obvious from the way I phrased my question.
Here's the situation: we're a team of content developers developing an online course on a platform. Currently, the type of activity templates that we use to create activities need a lot of work, and the development team will be busy the next couple months with other priorities.
One concrete example of a problem we have: we have to create activities with drop-down blanks. This requires creating a drop down menu for each question. This is also means typing the answer option for every blank.
What would be much preferable (and save us hours upon hours of work) would be to have some sort of script set up (something I could just use with my browser) that would allow me to automatically fill those fields and not have to type.
Overall what I'm looking for is some way of scripting a way to fill in forms on a page; this would involve clicking a button to create a new field, filling that in, clicking another button to create a new field to create, etc.
Hope this is clear; let me know if I need to provide more details. Assume I'm starting from zero here.
Thanks in advance!