I noticed in the 3.8 notes the experimental relative dates. To better understand, can this be used for courses with rolling enrollments, where students can enroll anytime and have the assignment due dates or other triggers based on their start date?
Yes, if course relative dates mode is enabled, assignment due dates will be displayed relative to the student's enrolment date in the course.
In Moodle 3.8, course relative dates is implemented in the assignment activity and weekly course format only, hence it is classed as an 'experimental' feature. Please see the documentation Course relative dates for more details.
But i fear this is not the case! The documentation on this is not so explanatory. Atleast for me it isn't. Any thoughts?
The documentation Course relative dates is brief because the feature has not yet been implemented in many areas. I have added a little more detail to hopefully make things clearer. It is not yet implemented for quizzes.
thank you for the link to the docs.
Is the feature still in development or has it been abandoned? Relative Dates would be really usefull. Thumbs up from me.
I am a teacher in higher education and would like to set due dates relative to the startdate of my course. As this will repeat every year, relative dates would make updating the course for me (and navigation for students) much easier.
I guess, the relative date mode a variety which based on weekly mode and the section name will be the date of that week, if i also want to add a name for that section, can we displayed the date of the relative week and the assigned section name at the same time ?
for my installation it looks like this:
I am using a topic based course layout (I am using a different theme which can fold the topics as seen here).
Basically it says: Not available, except 9 weeks after course start (12. October 2020, 00:00).
I am "displaying" the relative date in the topic by hand: UW 12-14 means this is the topic for week 12 to 14 of the course.
The week based format is not usefull for me, as I am using Moodle for school and UW stands for "actual school week" and thus vacation times are not shown in the course. I simply count the school year in weeks which is 40 per school year.
Maybe this helps.