Soft Course format

Course formats ::: format_softcourse
Maintained by PimenkoClément Prudhomme, Sylvain Revenu, Jordan KESRAOUI
Softcourse is a course format that display sections with only an image and an optional text on the course homepage. Users don’t see the detail of the section, for instance, resources or activities.

Soft Course format v3.10-r2

Moodle 3.9, 3.10
Released: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 9:37 PM

Introduction

Softcourse is a course format for Moodle. Softcourse is a course format that display sections with only an image and an optional text on the course homepage.

Required version of Moodle

This version works with Moodle build version 20210204 and above until the next release.

Please ensure that your hardware and software complies with 'Requirements' in 'Installing Moodle' on 'docs.moodle.org/35/en/Installing_Moodle'.

Installation

  1. Ensure you have the version of Moodle as stated above in 'Required version of Moodle'. This is essential as the format relies on underlying core code that is out of our control.
  2. Put Moodle in 'Maintenance Mode' (docs.moodle.org/en/admin/setting/maintenancemode) so that there are no users using it bar you as the administrator - if you have not already done so.
  3. Copy 'softcourse' to '/course/format/' if you have not already done so.
  4. Login as an administrator and follow standard the 'plugin' update notification. If needed, go to 'Site administration' -> 'Notifications' if this does not happen.
  5. Put Moodle out of Maintenance Mode.

Upgrade Instructions

  1. Ensure you have the version of Moodle as stated above in 'Required version of Moodle'. This is essential as the format relies on underlying core code that is out of my control.
  2. Put Moodle in 'Maintenance Mode' so that there are no users using it bar you as the administrator.
  3. In '/course/format/' move old 'softcourse' directory to a backup folder outside of Moodle.
  4. Follow installation instructions above.
  5. If automatic 'Purge all caches' appears not to work by lack of display etc. then perform a manual 'Purge all caches' under 'Home -> Site administration -> Development -> Purge all caches'.
  6. Put Moodle out of Maintenance Mode.

Uninstallation

  1. Put Moodle in 'Maintenance Mode' so that there are no users using it bar you as the administrator.
  2. It is recommended but not essential to change all of the courses that use the format to another. If this is not done Moodle will pick the last format in your list of formats to use but display in 'Edit settings' of the course the first format in the list. You can then set the desired format.
  3. In '/course/format/' remove the folder 'softcourse'.
  4. Put Moodle out of Maintenance Mode.

Version Information

  • Fix an issue with multi-lang content
  • Fix incorrect use of the $PAGE variable in the renderer file, credits @ewallah
  • Fix some dependencies outdated

Us

Pimenko Team

Version information

Version build number
2020062014
Version release name
v3.10-r2
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
c5ea5dfc93defbc2b2a446eb98bc9cf3
Supported software
Moodle 3.9, Moodle 3.10
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.10

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS tag
v3.10-r2

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Course formats

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myformat") in the "course/format" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation