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Course Format: Meta, Activities and Noticeboard (MAN) course formats

Screen shot of Meta noticeboard/activities format
Type: Course Format
Requires: Moodle 1.9 or later
Status: Contributed
Maintainer(s): Marty Jacobs

This is a family of 6 course formats designed to reduce the number of links on the course homepage and improve course communication. Nothing fancy, based on Topics and Social formats.

Here is a brief explanation of what each format does:

  • Meta format - Automatically provides links to any courses associated with the current course via meta enrolments.
  • Activities format - Automatically generates links to activity types in the main content area like the Activity modules block does. Avoids the need to create lots of links on the course home page, thus saving your users from the "scroll of death!"
  • Noticeboard format - This format is similar to the Social format. It displays the latest post from the News forum at the top of the course home page (only one post is displayed). There is also a 'topics' area below the noticeboard, allowing you to add activities and resources to the page.
  • Noticeboard-Activities format - This is simply a hybrid of the Noticeboard and Activities formats.
  • Meta-Noticeboard format - A combination of the Meta and Noticeboard formats.
  • Meta-Noticeboard-Activities format - Three formats in one! Blends the Noticeboard, Activities and Meta formats together to make a very useful course format.

All 6 formats are included in one download for ease of installation. More information, as well as links to demo courses, can be found here.

Record added by Marty Jacobs - Monday, 4 August 2008, 7:16 PM
Last modified - Monday, 25 July 2011, 11:57 PM