Thanks for the code Tim. I'm a Mambo user, and have added code and modules from time to time (flailing in the dark, usually). But I'm not confident with Moodle yet. I'll have a stab at it at some stage.
Some of your other modules look interesting too!
Ah ha... didn't think of turning on the activity reports. Good idea... thanks Tom! Not ideal, but one solution.
I'd still like to see an optional status beside every activity - either student clicked or if it's a quizz or other such module, that it has 'completed', 'started' or 'not attempted' or something similar. Maybe something to add to the wish list please?
I've only started playing with Moodle today and I love it!!! Hopefully one day I'll go live! That's the intent at this stage.
Some good ideas about status. I've seen plenty of discussion in this course about something like your check list. Some of the issues surround whether Moodle checks things off or whether students do it on their own. The calendar certainly helps students keep track of what activities are due on a certain day, maybe completion checks are useful, too.
Some threshold will have to be drawn in the sand as to whether we want Moodle to brush a student's teeth (), but I think your idea is not outrageous.
Personally, I'd like to see this "assignment check-list" appear as an optional module in Moodle, where teachers direct students to an organization space that grabs all the various assignments and has the students check-off finished work on their own, integrating some notes or comments in the same space and perhaps receiving some study-skill pedagogical tips from Moodle or feedback from the instructor.
The best place to post feature requests is here: http://moodle.org/bugs
Thanks for your ideas.
I recently did a lengthy exam online, using some kind of learning system (not sure what). That system had both a %completed status on the front page of 'your courses'. as a number and a little bar. It also had a sidebar which indicated which sections you'd completed with a tick. Apparently 'failed' sections would have a cross. Unattempted sections would have nothing.
I'm not so sure about 'brushing teeth', although I get what you're saying. My courses will be designed for people from 18 to 81. Busy people, busy lives, sometimes a week maybe more between sections (rather than dated sections)... me, I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday! That was more my thinking.
I'll go post something to the feature request link you provided. Thanks!
- You as student can place everywhere in all your moodle courses bookmarks - even with notes and even create categories of bookmarks. In every course you have these with you in the personal menu on the left..
- You must do lot of handwork to implement the code changes in Moodle. because it still is not implemented in the distribution package.
I agree with you Ger. A bookmark function would be nice.
Will's Bookmarks is really great, but, it is unfinished. The main problem is when one tries to upload and save a file with the bookmark. After clicking on the "clip" image on the bookmark page a "404" error page appears.
Timothy Takemoto also suggested "shared bookmarks" along with the addition of a "Our bookmarks/notes" link along with a "My bookmarks/notes" link.
I think this would fit in with the anticipated DMS for Moodle. I posted something about this in the DMS forum but I have not heard back from Jon about it as of yet.
For those who would like to check out Will's Bookmark take a look here,
I will mess with the script and see if maybe the "moodledata" directory could be used to store files that are uploaded from the Bookmarks script. I do not know how to code for Bookmark sharing.