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Teacher Names etc in Moodle courses

 
Picture of Lazaros Sotiriadis
Teacher Names etc in Moodle courses
 

Hi,

When you have too many similar courses (for ex. same course name with different teachers) and you navigate to them with a  large navigation bar on the left it is often very difficult to keep track of the exact course that you are in and manage it correctly.

Thus you need to have the "Teacher Name" and preferably also the "short" or "long" name of the course in the right pane to avoid changing things in the wrong course.

I haven't found a way to change this through the gui in moodle so I had to make changes to the code in my files even in the latest 3.5.3+ release.

Is there something I am missing?
Should this feature be added?

May I create a patch and post it so anyone else can benefit?

Regards,

LS



 
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Picture of Johan Kenzeler
Re: Teacher Names etc in Moodle courses
 

Hi Lazaros,

This can be achieved by overriding the course renderer trough your theme. 

Here is a place to start: https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Overriding_a_renderer

Cheers,

Johan



 
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Picture of Lazaros Sotiriadis
Re: Teacher Names etc in Moodle courses
 

Thank you for the info johan,

I was looking for a customizable option through the gui without adding code but I understand this is not possible.

I made changes to the original renderer files but it seems overriding the default renderers is the right way. 

I have to make changes to the forum renderer as well to view the same info when in discussions.

Cheers,

LS

 
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