Does anybody know how to archive or save a copy of the forum discussion?
Your reply is very much appreciated.
I do not know if this will help you, but when I want to save an especially good discussion, I just save it as a web page and upload it to my files area.
It is certainly not elegant, but it does work.
Hope that helps a little.
We've received a number of requests from teachers to be able to save a Forum as a readable and portable HTML page so we recently created an XSLT file which takes a course export file and turns the Forum content within it to an HTML page. It sounds like the sort of thing that would be useful to you.
Feel free to download the file from the following address, and let us know if it has been useful or if you have any suggestions for improving it.
You will need access to an XSLT tool that can be run on your desktop or on a server. If you arent familiar with XSLT speak to your technical web people and they will be able to get one setup for you. A README file is included in the above archive which explains how to use and configure the tool. Here's a screenshot to give you an idea of what the rendered page looks like (note: it can be customised using a supplied CSS file)
Dean Stringer (Univ of Waikato, NZ)
- user navigates to forum
- user reads forum, wants to archive for off-line reading later
- user clicks some sort of "export" button that then prompts user to download formatted export file
You might want to post your idea to the tracker. That way, people can vote for it and it might be incorporated into Moodle some time down the road.
I have created a PHP script that will export all your forums, grouped by discussion, into an HTML file.
I tried the XSLT and the patch, and both failed with exporting my forum. If anyone is interested, please reply to this post, and i'll help you out.
It would be nice to have a look at that piece of code you did.
In order to enlight us a bit, could you explain why nor the patch nor XSLT worked for you?
I would very much like to have a copy of this code , can you post it
I would be very interested in this code. if you could post it for us to play with?
Thanks in advance
I would be very interested in testing/using your PHP script. Can you provided us with this code?
I would very much like to have a copy of this code - I didn't get anywhere with the XSLT and the patch either.
Hi Ulises, I work in a college in The UK and would be very interested to hear more about what you have come up with regrading archiving forums. I need to archive one right now and am a little stuck with it!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Ulises, if your script is still available, I'd very much like a copy. Thanks.
You can use the non standard ForumNG and it will give you an option to export as Word. Lots of other nice features too.
PS. Yes, it's true Sam Marshall pays me a guinea every time I write something nice about ForumNG.