I don't post here very often, but I am looking for a similar type of Course Format.
Currently I utilise the Topic Format, as I have students who may enroll in a Course anytime they lilke. But it would be wonderful to have a Format which could slow my students down to completing each Lesson at 1 Lesson per week, instead of whenever they want. I would prefer not to have set semesters etc. and I have seen other teaching places utilising this type of technology.
It would probably have to be a combination of Weekly (or similar) and Topic Format, but based on the student logging-in rather than the actual week etc.
e.g. Fred Bloggs logs-in on Monday and Moodle shows him when he can access the next topic in number of days (week/fortnight/month) based on when he completed the last topic. I hope this makes sense?
I don't know how hard it would be to set-up a Format like this (don't know PHP much), but I am sure many others would find it quite usefull to have an "Open" format.
Also, I am testing 1.3 and I have to say I love it. But it would be really handy if when using edit mode in a Course, there were delete icons "X:" next to each topic. As many times, I copy courses (using backup and restore) and I don't need all the topics, it would be really handy to be able to delete the extra ones? At the moment I hide them, but they can be seen from the pull-down menu. Just a thought.
Thanks in advance.