Course Checks Block

Blocks ::: block_bcu_course_checks
Maintained by Jez H, Mike Grant, Manoj Solanki, Kevin Moore
This block carries out a number of automated checks on a course, to encourage a minimum standard of course quality, avoid common mistakes and highlight possible areas for improvement. The block also allows for a course to be cleared of empty sections.

Course Checks Block 2014100700

Moodle 2.7
Released: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:49 PM

BCU Course Checks Block

This block carries out a number of automated checks on a course, that are all user configurable. The checks were designed to encourage a minimum standard of course quality, instead of forcing users and restricting their abilities.

The block also has the option to allow users to "clear down" a course, simply removing any sections that don't have content. It won't delete any sections that have content and/or a summary.

The checks that can be carried out by this block are: * Has the course got a summary, and image set? * Is the course visible to students? * Has guest access been disabled on the course (helps prevent issues with automatically enrolled students) * Have the sections been renamed from their default heading? * Have all of the sections got a summary? * Have all sections got content * What blocks should each course have added to them?

Maintainer

The block has been written and is currently maintained by Michael Grant working at Birmingham City University.

Documentation

Documentation will be provided at the page at Moodle wiki if the block makes it into the Moodle plugins directory.

Version information

Version build number
2014100700
Can be updated to
1.0.1 (2014100800), 1.0.2 (2014101700), 1.0.3 (2014111000), 1.0.4 (2014112700), 1.1 (2015012000)
Maturity
Alpha
MD5 Sum
b9799a6a55bcb8777202705b0b67e900
Supported software
Moodle 2.7

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Blocks

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the block folder.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myblock") in the "blocks" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to complete the installation
  5. Turn editing on in any home or course page.
  6. Add the block to the page
  7. Visit the config link in the block for more options.