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Enabling and Configuring Item Titles in the Author API

Titles for Items allow authors to better organize their content. Titles are only applicable to authoring and do not appear in reporting or assessment. Unlike references, titles can contain special characters and do not have to be unique. They have a limit of 150 characters.

By default, titles are disabled and only references are shown. Item list, Item edit, and Activity editor all have separate configurations that control whether Item titles are enabled.

Setting the flag item_edit.item.title.show will replace the reference field with the title field in the Item edit view. Setting the flag also makes the Item title visible in the details tab in the Item settings view. The flag item_edit.item.title.edit controls whether the fields are editable.

Authors may want the ability to modify both titles and references. The Item reference will still be shown in the details tab in the Item settings view if the flag item_edit.item.reference.show is set.

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When the flag item_list.item.title.show is set, titles will be shown instead of references. Items that don't have titles will display their reference instead.

Setting this flag also allows authors to sort by title instead of reference. If this flag is set, Items will never be sorted by reference, even if there are Items that don’t have titles. Sorting A-Z will put Items without a title first, whereas sorting Z-A will put Items without a title last.

Search by content will always search by title as well, regardless of the initialization options set.

When the flag activity_edit.item_title.show is set, titles will be shown instead of references in the Item list view and Item picker in the Activity editor. Just like Item list, Items that have no title will display their reference instead. In the Item picker, sorting and searching behaves the same as Item list.

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