When a student logins into the online learning website, he/she wants to jump from the homepage immediately to the last page of a lesson he was reading in a particular course.
Is there a feature in Moodle that keeps track of where someone left off, the previous time he logged out?
How do I create an automated hyperlink-bookmark in Moodle of the last page I was studying in a lesson of a course?
Can this functionality be available for every student that follows a course?
There is a Bookmark block plugin based off the Admin bookmark block, but unfortunately it is listed as being for Moodle 2.5 and lower. The maintainer does have a version for 2.7 on his github, but he has not released it or done any further development.
Having said that, I do have the version for 2.7 running on Moodle 3.1.1+. It has a bunch (6) of missing language strings noticeable only when you check permissions, but otherwise does seem to work okay for admin, teachers, managers, and students. I usually fix those kinds of problems for myself, but haven't bothered to for this plugin, yet.
I have one copy of the block installed on my Moodle front page, and have it configured to show on Any page, of my site. This makes it always available for everyone. Everyone can add or remove bookmarks, only for themselves, and the bookmarks they see are ones only they added.
Thank you for pointing me to the User_Bookmarks plug-in.
I installed version 2.5 and it works quite nice, though the icons disappear when you hover with the mouse over a bookmark (in Windows Edge web-browser).
I saw v.2.7 in the GIT hub, but I cannot find a way to download all files as a ZIP.
How do I download the latest GIT version of the User_Bookmarks plug-in for standard installation in Moodle?
Furthermore I found another kind of Bookmark plug-in in Moodle repository: Bookmarks (within book chapter) for Moodle v.2.8.
I installed this too, but the installation crashed on a nasty error, which blocked all my Admin navigation possibilities.
This plug-in needed an accessibility-subfolder (with certain files?) in the block-folder. I guess this is an obsolete function.
So eventually, I found a way to deinstall and delete all traces of this plug-in.
Moodle 3.0 on WIMP
Hallo Just H,
There is no need to install that second Bookmark (within book chapter) as the User Bookmark block will let you create a bookmark to any place in a Moodle Book resource.
As for the 2.7 github download, when you first go to the Source control URL, up and over to the right should be a button labeled, Clone or download. When you click it, select download ZIP. When you extract everything in the Zip file, drill in until you see the folder named, user_bookmarks. It is that folder and it's contents that you need to replace the the version you already installed.
If you care to wait until later today, I can give you a copy that includes the missing language strings. I also plan to change a couple of the original strings to make the wording "fit" better.
I have an updated version that should work for Moodle 2.4 through Moodle 3.1.1+ that has the missing language strings. You can get it at: https://github.com/drachels/moodle-user_bookmarks
Since the file is so small, I have included a zip file that if your installing from scratch, you can just drop it into the install plugins. If you are upgrading, you'll need to unzip and place the files in the correct location.
As mentioned before, for the most versatile use of this plugin, install just one copy on the front page, then set it to show on Any page of the site. I also like to set it to always be on the top left for convenience.
Upgrading to new version
My mistake. I forgot to de-install the old version 2.5. from 2013 before installing your zip from scratch.Thanks,
Glad to hear you got it working.
Who is maintaining this plug-in now?
Because I would like to know if it possible that the hyperlink-bookmark, which one can create, can be made up of the Short Names of the page Title (from Navigation bar route).
But then I realize that many parts of the Navigation bar route do not have a concrete Short Name when you hover over it, such as: Category, course-Topic, Lesson.
I would say that no one is maintaining it at the present time. Two names and a question mark are listed here: https://moodle.org/plugins/block_user_bookmarks. I keep a copy working for me simply because I like the way I have it installed and working. All I'm doing lately since my retirement, is a little development work and it allows me to set bookmarks so I can jump to where I need to with just a single click.
Enjoying your retirement? You wrote that you do some development work.
Do you mean creating plug-ins, or further developing Moodle?
If so, did you learn Moodle-PHP via some online course?
Can you point me in the direction of any PHP-courses that resemble the way Moodle is built?
Yes, I am enjoying retirement, immensely.
There were a bunch of plugins I loved to use in my courses. Two that I used a bunch in my courses, were put up for adoption, as the original developers could no longer spend time keeping them updated. I had managed to keep them working for my students so I offered to take over responsibility for them. That's where my "development" work occurs, adding missing capabilities to them.
As for PHP, at the time of adoption, I knew practically nothing about it. I just spent a lot of time digging through the Development part of Moodle documentation, looking at other modules, trial and error attempts, plus I installed and used the Code Checker plugin.
There is a tutorial link that you can look at here.