Onetopic format

Course formats ::: format_onetopic
Maintained by que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...David Herney
Course format that allows showing each topic in a tab, keeping the current tab between calls to resources, in such a way that when it returns from a module as the blog or the glossary it returns to tab from where you started. This format is based on the Moodle standard format: “Topics”.
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  • Dr. Nellie Deutsch
    Wed, Nov 1, 2023, 5:07 PM
    Does it work on 4.3?
  • Dipo Adeniyi
    Mon, Dec 11, 2023, 8:14 AM
    Hello, Please is there a maximum number of sections that could be added or there is a way on seetings to increase the number of sections/tabs. Thanks.
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Tue, Dec 12, 2023, 9:14 AM
    Hi @Dipo...

    You can use the option "Maximum number of sections" in the "Course default settings" (In Site Administration > Courses).

  • Andrés Segovia
    Thu, Feb 22, 2024, 3:31 AM
    Hi David,

    On my production site I use one_topic , on the test site

    The problem that happens in production, and not in testing:

    In testing the access restriction is visible in the section, but in production it is not seen:

    The only difference is the one_topic version.

    Does it make sense to you?

    How can I solve it?

    Thank you very much!
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Thu, Feb 22, 2024, 5:31 AM
    Hola @Andrés Segovia...

    Puedes probar a actualizar la versión del formato, actualmente la versión de Onetopic que es compatible con Moodle 4.1 es la "4.1.10", por lo que me dices parece que tienes una versión anterior a esa. Quizá actualizando se solucione lo que comentas.

    También, asegúrate de validar la configuración de visibilidad que tiene el formato para secciones ocultas, eso puede estar afectando lo que dices.

  • Andrés Segovia
    Fri, Feb 23, 2024, 1:36 AM
    Hola @David Herney, muchas gracias por tu rápida respuesta.

    Efectivamente, estaba usando una versión anterior de onetopic, en la pagina de versiones de Moodle la ultima que se ve es la 4.1.5, para probar la 4.1.10 la bajé del github.
    Y también es cierto, que no se veía por la configuración de visibilidad, en el atributo Secciones Ocultas.

    Muchas gracias por tu ayuda.
  • Becky Henson
    Wed, Apr 17, 2024, 7:24 PM
    Hi David, would it be possible for you to advise when this plugin will be available for 4.2? Thanks
  • Jaime Cohen
    Mon, Apr 29, 2024, 11:08 PM
    This plugin is apparently broken in the new 4.4 version of Moodle. The button to edit the section text content disappeared; it became impossible to edit the topics text. The batch edition of resources also does not work in my installation. But I see that the native "Custom sections" course format with one section per page is similar to One Topic, except that the top navigation bar is missing (and it will be missed by users).
  • Dr. Nellie Deutsch
    Mon, Apr 29, 2024, 11:45 PM
    I also prefer Onetopic. There's nothing like it. You can only edit the the 0 section. I hope David will update the course format for 4.4.
  • James Calder
    Wed, May 1, 2024, 6:24 PM
    Hi Jaime and Nellie, I've posted a quick fix for the edit section button issue at the source control site. It's #178 Quick patch for Moodle 4.4. I assume the batch edition of resources you're talking about is the bulk edit tools feature, and I've posted a fix for that too. #149 Support bulk edit tools. (Although it looks like the Onetopic code has changed a bit since I posted that one, but I think the new template code can still go near the end of the template file, just before the close of the div.) If your Moodle host is willing to apply those patches manually, then I think those features might work for you on Moodle 4.4.
  • Dr. Nellie Deutsch
    Wed, May 1, 2024, 7:13 PM
    Thank you, James, where can I find the patches?
  • James Calder
    Thu, May 2, 2024, 5:13 AM
    You can get to them from the section Useful links on this page, Source control URL, then click the Pull requests tab. The URL's .
  • Hernan Costabile
    Sat, May 18, 2024, 7:00 AM
    Hola! Quería consultar cuantos subniveles se pueden hacer las pestañas. Ejemplo tengo NIVEL 1, coloco una pestaña (como hija de la anterior) NIVEL2, pero cuando quiero poner otra pestaña en un NIVEL 3 (hija de la 2) no me lo toma. Sugerencias?

  • Dr. Nellie Deutsch
    Sat, May 18, 2024, 12:25 PM
    Thank you for upgrading Onetopic to 4.4, David. It works like a charm.
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Fri, May 24, 2024, 6:40 AM
    Hola @Hernan...

    Solamente se puede un subnivel, las pestañas a más niveles serían muy confusas y poco usables. Si necesitas crear más niveles te recomiendo mi otro formato: que permite anidar múltiples veces.


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