Blocks: Semester overview

block_semester_sortierung
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In the semsort block (blocks/semester_sortierung), courses are grouped by their starting dates in a semester view on the MyMoodle page.
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Semsort module

In the Semsort block (blocks/semester_sortierung), courses are grouped by their starting dates in a semester view on the MyMoodle page.

The Semsort block also displays all MyMoodle information regarding the course activities of the individual courses. 

The module will also feature a "My favourites" area, for which courses from different semesters can be selected and they will then be listed at the top of the favourites area.

Example

Use the Semsort module to display the winter and summer semesters with all your courses, and the favourites area for quick access.

Installation

Copy the module code directly to the "blocks/semester_sortierung" directory. Open the messages page in the administration are to automatically start the installation. 

Admin settings

As an administrator you can set the default values instance-wide on the settings page for administrators in the Semsort block:

  • Sort courses by semesters (checkbox)
  • Winter semester months (checkbox)
  • Show favourites (checkbox)

Screenshots

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  • Picture of Meir Kirshner
    Thu, 27 Oct 2016, 12:02 PM
    Hello, How\where can I setup the Semester overview block in be seen in the login page of the users?
    Meir
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016, 5:00 PM
    Hi Meir,
    what do you mean by login page? The semsort block shows all the courses a user is enrolled to. So it basically makes only sense, when the user is already logged in.
    Cheers Katarzyna
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Sun, 4 Dec 2016, 9:45 PM
    We just published a version of the Semester overview block for Moodle 3.2 (to be released tomorrow) – have fun.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Sun, 14 May 2017, 8:39 PM
    We just published a version of the Semester overview block for Moodle 3.3 – have fun.
  • Picture of Meir Kirshner
    Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 12:30 PM
    hi, is their a way to show the block in hebrew?
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 3:34 PM
    Hi Meir, I am not sure what you mean but you would probably need a translation into hebrew if you want the text files to appear in Hebrew. Although there are really not many semsort specific lang texts.
  • Picture of Meir Kirshner
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017, 11:19 PM
    hi, i manage to do it with : "Language customisation" , yet i didnt mange to change the (ex:2016/2017) to Hebrew Calendar year , do you have any idea? Thanks
    meir
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Fri, 1 Sep 2017, 4:10 PM
    Hey Meir,
    I have news from our developer, Simeon Naydenov, who is responsible for this plugin.

    This is the line which deals with the year:
    $year = userdate($timestamp, '%Y');

    What you are missing is a Hebrew Calendar type.
    You can download different calendar types from here - https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=51
    Our developer tested with a Persian calendar and the semsort block works as it should:
    Summer term 1396
    Winter term 1394/1395
    Summer term 1394
    Winter term 1393/1394
    ...

    The problem is that there is no official Hebrew Calendar type available to download.
    Looking at the Persian calendar type's code, it shouldn't take more than a few hours to write a Hebrew one. So that’s what you probably try to figure out, if you can write your own Hebrew Calendar or if there maybe is somewhere already one, that hasn’t been published yet.

    I hope that we could help you or at least give you a direction.

    Cheers Kasia
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 10:47 PM
    Hi,

    Any update to Moodle 3.4?

    Ricardo
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 10:25 PM
    Hi,

    yeah there will be an update soon.

    Cheers Kasia
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Mon, 7 May 2018, 8:50 PM
    We just published version 3.4.0 of the plugin for Moodle 3.4.
    Sorry for the delay, the update for Moodle 3.5 will be faster.
  • Picture of Mark Terranova
    Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 6:30 AM
    Would it be possible to have a setting in the plugin's configuration to set the month that it looks at for the year term?
    Example: By default a course starting date of June 1, 2018 currently is placed into the Winter term 2018/2019. However could that June 1, 2018 date be something adjusted through a settings change for the plugin. So a course starting date of May 1, 2018 be placed in the Winter term 2018/2019 not the previous term.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 5:32 PM
    We just published version 3.5.0 of the block Semester Sortierung for Moodle 3.5.
  • Picture of Mohamed H
    Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 7:17 AM
    Hi, I am a moodle beginner and I appreciate you for this wonderful plugin. I got a question, as we know there are sometimes three semesters used by universities, like Fall, Spring and Summer and we now have just two of them in the configuration, so is there a possibility of that or may be in the future?
    Thank you
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 2:07 AM
    Hi, no there is no such plan for doing this for 3 semesters. Sorry.
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