Blocks: Course Menu block

block_course_menu
Maintained by Picture of Alex ContisAlex Contis
The Course Menu block for Moodle provides navigation between course sections (topics/weeks)
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Current versions available: 4

The Course Menu block, created and maintained by NetSapiensis AB in Sweden, info@netsapiensis.se


The Course Menu block for Moodle provides navigation between course sections (topics/weeks)

The appearance of the block can be controlled with the "Expandable Tree". The topics/weeks can be grouped into chapters and subchapters to facilitate navigation in courses with mani topics/weeks.





There are options to show/hide navigation elements for:


Custom links can be added at the bottom of the block 



This block is released under the GNU General Public Licence http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html


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  • Just wondering . . .
    Sat, Jan 18, 2014, 5:18 AM
    OK, I'm taking two days off now. We still have two 2.6.1 dev sites (one upgraded, one fresh install) were course menu faults as previous.

    I've asked our wonderful hosting service if they will try course menu on Monday on their test server. We must be doing something wrong. If it goes OK we can upgrade on Tuesday. (Hooray!!)

    On a slightly depressing note I now realise I have posted over eight times in four years about a course menu in Moodle core, and have had no response from anyone at MoodleHQ, except to say "what's wrong with the new single topic format?" My latest effort is here: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-27039 You may even like to vote.

    We appreciate your work Alex.

    -Derek

  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 11:56 AM
    OK, latest: installed the DEV version

    https://github.com/netsapiensis/moodle-block_course_menu/tree/MOODLE_23_DEV

    And it works on 2.6.1. Whew.

    -Derek
  • Picture of Usman Asar
    Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 3:26 PM
    Derek, have you tried accessing image place holders on themes after installation? Although Theme works fine on Moodle 2.6.x, but it did created this slight issue of keeping on loading image place holders, which I thought was fault of theme(s) itself at first place, later to uninstall all plug-ins and re-install to see and Course Menu Block showed fault, still waiting for this awesome Block to work smile
  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 4:42 AM
    Usman, you say "accessing image place holders on themes after installation" I am not exactly sure what you mean by this.

    -Derek
  • Just wondering . . .
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 6:15 AM
    Just added a page to the docs. Feel free to edit/add to it. http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Course_Menu_block

    -Derek
  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 6:36 AM
    Thinking about an upgrade to 2.6.2. AL reports an error with "Course Menu"
    "Course Menu gives a fatal error: Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Missing YUI3 module details"
    See https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=255888

    Has anyone else tried Course Menu with 2.6.2?

    -Derek
  • Just wondering . . .
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014, 5:00 AM
    Confirming: After trying it myself, Course Menu v 2014011401 throws an error with 2.6.2 as AL suggested on Monday.

    -Derek
  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 5:52 AM
    I've just been trying to decide what to do about Course Menu.

    I note Alex's comment here: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=169107&parent=922800
    I quote: "Hello Hussain, I'm glad you find the Course Menu useful. The Course Menu block is the result of a team of people it's not only my contributions, that's why we normally don't give hints on how to modify the source. We either implement a new feature or leave it out completely"

    Which is part of the huge thread https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=169107

    So there are others involved with course menu, and there are people posting in the thread who do know what is going on under the hood. I've wasted time with versions of CM (GIT has stuff there, but they are not packaged in nice branches, and an amateur can foul things up). It's now become a show stopper in several ways for one of the sites I deal with. It will still not work with 2.6.2.

    What to do?
    +I've asked about getting it into Core Moodle here: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-27039 but little movement. It will not happen I suspect, progress on the UI question re Moodle is a long way off.
    +Do I approach NetSapiensis AB and see about paying them? http://www.netsapiensis.se/ - In their GIT they do say they are the "creator and maintainer" of course menu https://github.com/netsapiensis/moodle-block_course_menu/blob/MOODLE_20_STABLE/course_menu/README.txt
    +Do hire a coder and fork it?

    Ahhh. Such are the joys of open source software.

    Just not sure
  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 6:21 AM
    OK, as you were. I have now read Alex's original email properly https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=169107 (if all else fails read the documentation)

    I quote:
    When Reporting bugs and issues send mail to: info@netsapiensis.se
    Please send us information about the following:

    Operating system name and version
    Database name and version
    PHP version
    Moodle version (2.x)
    Course Menu version (check in version.php)
    Theme used
    Steps to reproduce the bug
    Send a few screenshots

    Writing my email now.
    Have a nice day.
  • Picture of Jackson D'souza
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 9:27 PM
    Hi Derek

    Did you manage to get the Course Menu block working for Moodle 2.6.2

    Thanks
    Jackson
  • Just wondering . . .
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 6:25 AM
    Not yet. I have emailed Alex to confirm we have the right version etc, and then sent him the errors we were getting. At the moment they cannot reproduce them. Meeting tomorrow (3 Apr) with tech guys to check everything again then we'll either have solved the problem or will give Alex access to our site to see if they can help.

    -Derek
  • Picture of Jackson D'souza
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 6:07 PM
    Thanks Derek. Please keep us informed.

    Regards
    Jackson
  • Just wondering . . .
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014, 9:40 AM
    Jackson, fresh install of 2.6.2, correct version of Course Menu, go to any admin page and javascript dies. Non admin pages are fine. Looking for an object not there. Passing on details and logins to Alex.

    -Derek
  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 6:41 AM
    Darn it, didn't check cut and paste. Just heard from Alex, New version updated 11 hours ago:

    https://github.com/netsapiensis/moodle-block_course_menu/tree/MOODLE_23_DEV

    -Derek
  • Picture of Jackson D'souza
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 3:35 PM
    Thanks Derek and Alex smile
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