Moodle for mobile

 
 
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Assign Courses Exclusively for Mobile
 

Hello All,

I'm very new to Moodle but loving it so far.  I need to ask a noob question since my searches have left me empty handed - so apologies up front.  Is there a way to display courses designed exclusively for the mymobile interface?  In other words, I have a course but I want to recreate that course with a smart phone in mind and design it so it will look good on the smaller screen.  Is there a way I can have 2 versions of the same course but if the site is hit from a mobile phone, using the mymobile theme, the user only sees the course designed for the smart phone?

Thanks in advance.

 
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Picture of Carlos Kiyan Tsunami
Re: Assign Courses Exclusively for Mobile
 

Hi Jim

Do you want a single course with 2 interfaces (mobile & desktop)?. May be this can be a solution for you

http://rapidintake.com/samples

 

 
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Picture of Jim Barker
Re: Assign Courses Exclusively for Mobile
 

Hello,

Thanks for the reply.  I don't think so.  I was looking for a way for Moodle to recognize the user was accessing from mobile phone and then serve up only the version of the course flagged for mobile phone format.

 
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Me at the Moodle Moot NZ11
Re: Assign Courses Exclusively for Mobile
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In Moodle 2.x you can set 4 different Themes - from memory they are Standard, Legacy (for old browsers), Tablet, and Mobile.

So if you enable the Mobile Theme for mobile devices Moodle will detected this (based on the mobile browser info) and serve the course in the mobile friendly Theme format smile

If you course is designed carefully it will work OK on a mobile device as well as PC browser.

 
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Gareth J Barnard
Re: Assign Courses Exclusively for Mobile
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Dear Jim,

There is mobile detection code in 'moodlelib.php' so would be possible to change the code in some uniquie way.  But to be honest the best thing is to work out what is wrong with the mobile theme such that it does not display the course properly as it does on a desktop so that you are not managing two versions of the same course for what is essentially a display issue.

Cheers,

Gareth

 
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