Filtered course list

Blocks ::: block_filtered_course_list
Maintained by Picture of Kevin WiliartyKevin Wiliarty
The Filtered Course List block displays a configurable list of courses. It is intended as a replacement for the My Courses block, although both may be used. It is maintained by the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP).
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The Filtered Course List block displays a configurable list of courses. It is intended as a replacement for the My Courses block, although both may be used. It is maintained by the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP).

An administrator can apply various filters by which to organize a user's course listing in the block. Courses can be sorted by category, shortname matches or completion status. If all of the courses in a given semester have a shortname ending in a semester code, for instance, then the administrator can designate those courses to appear under "Current courses," "Future courses" or any other heading. Regex matching is supported.

Administrators can designate multiple collapsible headings and choose which of those headings, if any, should be expanded by default.

Other options include the ability to hide the block from guests or anonymous visitors, to choose whether an admin sees all courses or her own, and to hide or reveal a link to a more comprehensive course search.

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  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 10:19 PM
    Hi Amruta,

    The Filtered Course List does not support nested displays per se, but you can perhaps achieve something close to what you are looking for by specifying a "Category rubric template" like this: PARENT > NAME . The uppercase words are tokens that will be replaced in the display by the name of the category parent and then name of the category itself. The separator can be anything you like. PARENT :: NAME would also work, for instance. Then your display should look like this:

    Category 1 > Subcategory 1
    Category 1 > Subcategory 2
    Category 1 > Subcategory 3
    Category 2 > Subcategory 1
    Category 2 > Subcategory 2
    Category 2 > Subcategory 3

    I hope this helps. If you want to follow up, please include your block's configuration and version info. For instance, the "Category rubric template" is only available in relatively recent versions, so I don't know whether you'll have it or not.
  • Patrick Viney au MoodleMoot de Nîmes
    Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 5:14 PM
    Hi, thank you for keeping the precious plugin up to date.
    However, I have a fatal error on my fresh Moodle 3.5 installation when I try to load this page : admin/tool/dataprivacy/pluginregistry.php
    " Fatal error: Interface 'core_privacy\metadata\null_provider' not found in /var/www/html/blocks/filtered_course_list/classes/privacy/provider.php on line 36"
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 8:21 PM
    Thank you for pointing that out, Patrick. I am able to reproduce the problem. I'll work to fix it as quickly as possible.
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 8:26 PM
    I've created an issue on the plugin's GitHub repository for this: https://github.com/CLAMP-IT/moodle-blocks_filtered_course_list/issues/108
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 12:28 AM
    I've just released v3.3.6 to address the problem Patrick Viney pointed out above. Thank you again, Patrick, for calling it to my attention.
  • Picture of Brian Chandler
    Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 4:26 AM
    I'm using your plugin to group courses by using Regex. Is it possible to 'tag' the courses as being complete or incomplete within the filters? Basically, I'd like to add a class the course listings if they are completed so I can style them differently. Is there a way to do that?
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 10:17 PM
    Hi Brian, it's not currently possible but I quite like the idea, and it will be easy to implement. I've created an issue for it on Github at https://github.com/CLAMP-IT/moodle-blocks_filtered_course_list/issues/115 . I expect to be able to release it sometime next week.
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Mon, Aug 13, 2018, 1:23 AM
    I've just released v3.3.7 which includes CSS classes indicating course completion status.
  • Picture of Brian Chandler
    Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 1:03 AM
    My man!
  • Patrick Viney au MoodleMoot de Nîmes
    Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 5:18 PM
    Hi, I've found a small bug with course names containing an ampersand (&). The filtered list seems to display it with the html code "& amp;" instead. Can something be done about this ? Thanks again for your great work !
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 11:32 PM
    Thanks for the report, Patrick. So far I'm not having any luck reproducing the problem. I've added a course with an ampersand in the title, but it displays correctly for me in the block. Can you tell me which version of the block you are using? Which version of Moodle? And how the title is being created? For example, manually? By some automated process?
  • Patrick Viney au MoodleMoot de Nîmes
    Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 6:08 PM
    Thank you for your quick reply. Actually, it works fine on my Moodle 3.5 with the latest version of the plugin. The ampersand problem was on my 3.3 only with plugin v3.1.0.
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 10:13 PM
    I'm so glad to hear it. There had previously been an issue with ampersands, as you saw, but it should be resolved in more recent versions.
  • Picture of MAG II
    Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 1:54 AM
    Hello -

    I've just download your plugin and I am liking it a lot so far.

    Question - Is it possible, rather than via the "All Courses" link, to have all Course Categories displayed in this block for every user regardless if they are enrolled or not? I ask because I have a few informative courses that are open to everyone, with no kind of enrollment necessary.
  • Picture of Kevin Wiliarty
    Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 9:08 PM
    Unfortunately that is not one of the current options, though I can appreciate why it would be nice. Are you achieving this by adding guest access to the courses in question? I could imagine adding something like that to the roadmap.
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