Blocks: Course overview (legacy)

block_course_overview
Maintained by Picture of Howard Miller Howard Miller
The Course overview block is visible on a user's Dashboard and shows a list of all courses in which a user is enrolled/has an assigned role.
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This plugin is provided as an alternative to the new Course Overview block that appeared in Moodle 3.3 and may stop working in Moodle 3.7. By that time all contributed modules should be compatible with the new course overview API and work with the standard block_myoverview.

This is a legacy version of the block which used to be part of the standard Moodle installation. Starting with Moodle 3.3, the block has been moved to the Plugins directory and can be installed as an additional plugin.

The block appears on the Dashboard. Activities with due dates and unread forum posts are displayed for each of the courses in the block. Clicking on an icon will expand the setting to give more information and direct the user to the relevant activity. In the case of assignments, they will only display when the student needs to submit - or resubmit - and for teachers, when they have assignments which need grading.

NOTE: When adding the block it will first appear in the sidebar with other blocks. You should edit the block and change it's location to the 'content' section (or whatever the main dashboard area is called in your theme).

See more information at Course overview (legacy) page in Moodle docs.

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  • Picture of Jacques Monnard
    Tue, 9 Jan 2018, 4:43 PM
    Also add this after above fix (so that it gets precedence) :

    @media screen and (max-width: 767px) {
    .row.courseovbox.lead {
    margin-left:0px;
    }
    }

    Otherwise, favorite stars are cut off on the left under 767px width.
  • Picture of Nathan Lind
    Sat, 9 Jun 2018, 2:32 AM
    Good day Howard, and other Course Overview (Legacy) block users. We love this block, and need its functionality until there is parity with the new Course Overview block. However, we have discovered an issue with the current version 3.5.0 of Course Overview (Legacy). The issue is when a faculty member turns editing mode on in their course, then goes back to the Dashboard, the links to their courses in the Course Overview (Legacy) block are no longer active. Nothing happens if the faculty clicks the name of a course. This used to work in our previous Moodle sites with older Legacy block. Might you have a fix for this, please?
  • Picture of Eric Breton
    Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 3:38 AM
    Hello Howard, and other Course Overview (Legacy) block users, we are joining our voice to Nathan Lind to express that this is also an important issue for us.

    We will follow with attention the followups on this question.

    Thank you,
    Eric
  • Picture of Scott Krajewski
    Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 4:38 AM
    Hi Howard. I'm trying to make the Timeline tab default to the Courses view. I tried changing the "active" btn class in timeline-view.mustache which seemed logical but it is having no effect. Any tips on how to make this change?
  • Picture of Howard Miller
    Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 5:15 AM
    Scott... I've got todo some updates on this anyway. Give me a few days. I'll add an option in the settings to set the default page. It seems like a sensible thing. I was a bit doubtful about which one to make the default anyway.
  • Picture of Howard Miller
    Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 5:18 AM
    Just to note. If anybody finds bugs or has any suggestions for enhancements, please add them here... https://github.com/thepurpleblob/moodle-block_course_overview/issues. They'll nag me until I do them over there!
  • Picture of Cyril Z.
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 3:51 PM
    Hi,

    I find this plugin really great.

    I don't know if this proposal has already been suggested to you.

    I think it would be usefull to add the possibility to the user to add their own categories like the current categories "Favourites" and "Courses".
    Teachers teach in several school sections, it would be great that they can put all their French courses in the French category, the computer courses in the computer category, etc. For the student I imagine that they could put their courses in year : Category 2017, Category 2018, etc.

    Thank you.
  • Picture of Michael Skwara
    Sun, 26 Aug 2018, 8:19 AM
    Thanks very much for the plugin! Just wanted to report a spelling thing: The mouse-over text for a quiz notice says "You have quizs that need attention" instead of "quizzes that need attention"
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 3:07 PM
    Hi, we are testing this plugin since our users hate the new course overview block in moodle 3.3-4. It lookks very nice, but I have a problem though: when re-ordering the courses on Courses or Favourites, they go back to their original place when I select Stop costumising this page. Anyone has any idea about this? I did report it as an issue, but I'm not sure if it's us doing something wrong. https://github.com/thepurpleblob/moodle-block_course_overview/issues/29
  • C'est moi :-)
    Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 4:42 PM
    Hi,
    I think that the Title of this bloc should NOT include "(legacy)", because it's shown to users (that don't understand that). Of course it can still be shown on the Name of the block.
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Mon, 8 Oct 2018, 9:24 PM
    Regarding my question from Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 9:07 AM, it turned out to be another javascript distrurbing the sorting functionality.
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 2:51 PM
    We have a problem with the HTML output on the Favourites and Courses tabs. When page is reloaded, none of the tabs is marked as active. The default tab set in administration should be. Bug tracker: https://github.com/thepurpleblob/moodle-block_course_overview/issues/31
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 7:18 PM
    We also have discovered a serious problem: The courses marked as Favourites and the courses not marked as favourites switch place when customising the course order.

    Steps to replicate
    1. Set Favourites as default tab and have Keep favourites in course list unchecked.at admin/settings.php?section=blocksettingcourse_overview
    2. Have courses not marked as Favourites plus one or more courses marked as Favourites
    3. Select Customise this page
    4. Select the Courses tab
    5. Change order on a few courses
    6. Select Stop customising this page
    7. Verify that all your favourites have been unmarked as favourites, and that you previously unmarked courses have become favourites.

    Using Moodle 3.4.4 and Course overview (Legacy) 3.5.4
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 4:37 PM
    I have made a short video showing both the default tab problem and the problem with Courses and Favourites changing place. Does anyone else have those problems? https://play.lnu.se/media/t/0_klqjt72x
    Using Moodle 3.4.4 and Course overview (Legacy) 3.5.4
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