As I'm going to be away walking on the moors for a week or so, I'm going to have to put up a vacation notice on my email. Obviously I don't want to add to Internet congestion by having it bouncing back to the various forum lists, so I'll need to remove myself from them while I'm away.
What's the easiest way to do that...do I have to unsubscribe from each one manually?
A "vacation" flag that temporarily held all emails would be a nice touch. One day.
Welcome back Sean.. And nice to meet you, by the way.
My name is Williams Castillo and I am a new entuasist of Moodle althoug my participation in the forums have been almost limited to the Spanish forums (except when I got a mayor problem )
Anyway... What I want to let you know is that an idea comes up yesterday in one of these spanish forums: We are trying to create a public-available Moodle course for students (I mean a course about how to use Moodle from the point of view of a student) which could be "restored" from anyone once it could be considered finished.
Another moodler in the forum recommend your moodle student course to start working on the idea... Well... I want to ask your permission to do so: We will create such course starting from the course you've created, as a template.
What do you say? I would like to hear your opinion... and your grant...
Greetings from Venezuela,
That sounds like a great idea. Hopefully once term here has started properly and I have taught the IT Orientation classes in the first couple of weeks, I'll have time to be able to work on it too.
Anyway, if anyone wants a copy of my (incomplete) Moodle for Students course, as a moodle course backup, please let me know and I'll attach it to a forum message (assuming that it isn't too big for moodle.org's upload size limit).
I'll see if it will upload to here.
Yup, the backup should be attached now.
One thing to bear in mind (And I found this after restoring the backup from my old moodle server to this new one) is that images and other files that are referred to in a moodle resource using the file.php method will probably not work, as they will refer to a path that no longer exists. In order for them to work again you will need to alter the html to refer to the new course path.
Thanks... I've downloaded the backup and restore it in my site... It was a smooth process..
Glad to hear that you are interested in the project too... I'll spread the word in the spanish forums so that whoever coordinate this project (I am not that one) could do the necessary steps in order to make it happen.
this is an excellent start!
One problem though, have you linked the images directly to your site or does Moodle do this. The links are full URL's, the site(host) is localised but the virtual path is not translated or the course id number.
ie: On my test system
Images in your resources point to
when it should be
Yes, as I pointed out in my last message, you will need to manually change those file paths, as they refer to the directopries created by moodle on your server for each course...and the numbers will not neccessarily be the same on different servers.
So for example, when I moved courses from my old server to the new one, upon restoring the course from the backup, moodle created new directories for the new courses. Because it was starting from an empty system, it started building the new courses from the lowest number (2 actually, as 1 is used by the home page I believe), whereas the old server had many courses created on it, some of which were test ones that had then been deleted, so the numbers used for directory names were higher in some cases.
I can't see a way around that I'm afraid, for references to objects displayed within a moodle page. Resources within a course are restored with the correct (new) numbers, but most of the pages within the moodle for students course are html and need the paths for pictures and links hand-crafted.
No problems then!
Or am I missing something?
I noticed during my pre-upgrade testing (Well done by the way )
that the emoticons in forum posts transfered in backups do the same thing.
The same question arise in the spanish forum and Eloy comes with a solution I think is great.
He said that the resources should be created as "uploaded file" and should be created offline using relative address... Then you only have to upload all those files and its folders (images and whatever you use) to the course main folder and that's it: Just set the resouce as uploaded file -> HTML Page. Voilà
What I liked the most in this approach, is that it decrease A LOT the time used to create most resources used in a course (in my case, at least) because I could create all resources offline and then just upload them to moodle. He said that the backup/restore process do its work with any file on the course directory, in moddata based on the options you selected anb it does not touch backupdata.
What I don't like is that all the resources would be viewed inside a frame... and I hate frames.. However, I still believe it's a great solution.
And based on this last sentence, also a doubt comes to my mind in the spanish forum: Is there any way to use a library like the Perl's LWP::UserAgent in order to fetch the data from the URL and embed it into moodle (perhaps with a clearly visible DRAWN frame in order to let the user know that it is a page -perhaps- outside Moodle's domain). This will help us avoid the annoyance of using frames AND, perhaps more important, will avoid moodle to deal with sites that "don't like" to be "boxed" inside frames. I hope you know what I mean... My english is quite rudinmentary.. as you can see...
Wow... See what has become an innocent "welcome back" message..
Nice, very nice: This is what we where looking for when we talked about IMS manifest etc..
I take the smaller hickups for granted: This I can demo!!
- I unziped thet file and could relink the files to the right store
- Only the links to the gif icons must be done by hand: your path looks like a Windows-path, on a Linuxserver it looks diiferent. (relativ rebuilt the path? Martin?)
- ifr you could choose the store by hand, you could work more local with your resources
if I replace
(you did install Moodle in the Root of your server? In did in subdir moodle)
the icon becomes visble: the same for the other icons.
Your Taller is empty?
labels do not work on my sytsem, but my own neither, so...
Some of my interfacebuttons change in Spanish (Facilitadores, Estudiantes
I backuped the modified fill and sent it you back (what happens to the icons and buttonlabels?)