Apologies for replying to such an old thread, but your post is basically my wishlist of UX fixes for Moodle. Especially these 2:
- Resources (and Activities) have the option of displaying in section, rather than a URL click (as per my request above). I believe this could also be of benefit with the option of collapsed sections (e.g. so the user doesn't get everything loaded at once, but sees the material immediately upon expanding a section)
- Completion is visible at section level, e.g. if that section is completed (e.g. all resources are set as completed) then it is marked complete in all appropriate course formats e.g. all in one page, page per section, collapsed sections etc.
Have you found suitable solutions or workarounds for these?