Do you mean a "O" section? (see screenshot). If so, then yes I have. I'll attach the file in a subsequent post.
Thanks so much -
- (big) SCORM
- project activity
As for the htmlpage/website type of course, I haven't tried Jan's CMS for courses yet--that might work for that.
As far as I tried, CMS only creates (newspaper) pages and filters the rest.
The wished option is to have the opprtunity to insert Moodle resources and activities. (..like in your block )
I'm beginning to find that anytime I come up against a wished for feature - especially for usability - I ought to search the forums for your input. Thanks for your contributions!
I have enjoyed using your hybrid social format, but would now like to set it up on 1.6.1. When I set a course to use the format, I get this error message:
A required parameter (sesskey) was missing
Any help you can offer? I am assuming this is a compatibility issue, but I have no knowledge to solve it.
Thank you for any help!
I've just upgraded, and would like to get my hybrid social format courses back in shape.
but in the meantime (could be awhile!), try setting up the "Sidebar" block on a Social format page, as a receptable for Resources and Activities. Not as nice as the header block, but it serves the purpose.
Easier than I thought ...
unzip this & drop the whole directory "hybrid" into your /course/format directory
You will probably want to edit the config.php file to match your desired sideblock arrangement (open in a text editor - the default blocks layout lists first the left-sidecolumn blocks, then a colon, then the right-sidecolumn blocks.
Thanks for updating this Will. I haven't implemented it in a 1.6 install yet.
Any problems, let me know.
It's working in my installation of 1.6.1, checked it before I posted it ...
are you sure you removed the old "hybrid format" directory?
I"ll be very happy to know if you have already prepaired a 1.6 and even a 1.7 version of your wonderful format.
besides, I have 2 more questions regarding it:
1. let's say I have a course that operated until today in "topics" format. the most important tool in it is a forum, therefore, once I got noticed of your format, I set the course to "hybridformat", with the intention of having a small "topic 0" presentation, and forum posts below it. but the "hybrid format" just displays there one specific forum, named "Social Forum" and created by itself. How can I convert my already existing forum with all it's data into the forum displayed by default in my hybrid course, below the topic 0? (I hope my question is understandable )
2. I'm having some courses in CMS format in my galeinai.net 1.7 installation. CMS format produces an odd2scaring effect: when you get into the course, you have the CMS menu blocks displayed on the left blocks column, and ALL the central "topic" section empty! I didn't succeed to receive any answers nor any help regarding how to resolve it inside the CMS format.... do you have any idea on how to mix up the CMS format with the topics format, and get a CMS working while by default the course entrance shows a normal topic screen?
thanx in advance, and much HAPPINESS to you!,
This looks interesting but how do you find /course/format directory? thanks, Craig.
This screen capture is my test instance, so you will see some non-standard formats! Rather than altering the existing social format, I copied it and then applied the changes. I have to confess, though, that I did not get this to work properly on 1.6.x.
The hybrid issues are the results of missing lines in the lang file. Add the following two lines to \moodle\lang\en_utf8\moodle.php
$string['formathybrid'] = 'Hybrid format';
$string['namehybrid'] = 'section';
This is definitely a hack, but, it results in a usable Hybrid format for me.
I have the course format in selected for my course, thanks for this and the tip regarding moodle.php
However, this gives me a course with what effectively looks like a weekly outline which wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting to see a social/topic hybrid layout.
I'm using Moodle 1.8.4+ (2007021540)
p.s. I'm not a Moodle expert
I'm not a Moodle expert either, just a geek who likes to tweak this stuff. Anyway, I'm not really understanding what you're looking for.
Maybe I didn't understand what the hybrid format was supposed to look like. My course comes out looking like the image below, and is the same as the social format except that it adds a Topic 0 for links, etc. Are you sure you chose "Hybrid Social" as the Course Format in your course Settings? By default Moodle will create courses in weekly format, you have to manually change the format of the course.
What is that you're trying to achieve?
I eventually opted for the Topic format layout since this will probably work with the way we're building out this 'course'.
What I really wanted was a hybird between the topic and social formats which sections for topics as well as independant sections for social forums.
I'll leave this for now but thanks for your offer of help/guidance.
Can't find an up-to-date version of this course format, is there anywhere a definitive version (especially for 1.9.n if possible, but perhaps with wider application)? It would seem a useful option to mix and match elements of the dfifferent course formats in this way....
Going with Tony, have there been any developments for 1.9.n?