Trail format

Course formats ::: format_trail
Maintained by José Wilson da Costa
Trail format was developed based on the Grid format plugin. He distributes the grids on a trail. Some features were designed to meet some aspects of gamification, being able to change the background style and transparency for grids. In addition to having the responsibility for mobile equipment.
Latest release:
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Trail Course Format

Trail format was developed based on the Grid format plugin. He distributes the grids on a trail. Some features were designed to meet some aspects of gamification, being able to change the background style and transparency for grids. In addition to having the responsibility for mobile equipment.

Required version of Moodle

This version works with Moodle 3.8 version 2019111704 (Build: 2019111704) and above within the 3.8 branch until the next release.

Please ensure that your hardware and software complies with 'Requirements' in 'Installing Moodle' on 'docs.moodle.org/38/en/Installing_Moodle'.

Free Software

The Trail format is 'free' software under the terms of the GNU GPLv3 License, please see 'COPYING.txt'.

You have all the rights granted to you by the GPLv3 license. If you are unsure about anything, then the FAQ - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html - is a good place to look.

All images used in the plugin are under the Creative Commons license.

If you reuse any of the code then I kindly ask that you make reference to the format.

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 my 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 'trail' to '/course/format/' if you have not already done so.
  4. Go back in 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.
  6. You may need to check that the permissions within the 'trail' folder are 755 for folders and 644 for files.

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 'trail'.
  4. In the database, remove the row with the 'plugin' of 'format_trail' and 'name' of 'version' in the 'config_plugins' table and drop the 'format_trail_icon' and 'format_trail_summary' tables.
  5. Put Moodle out of Maintenance Mode.

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Contributors

José Wilson da Costa (Lead maintainer)
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  • Sun, May 9, 2021, 12:10 AM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-8539
  • Fri, Jul 9, 2021, 8:01 PM
    Mais um excelente plugin do Professor Jota para gamificação!!!! Usar ele com o bloco game é garantia de satisfação dos alunos!!! Parabéns Professor!!!
  • Mon, Jul 12, 2021, 10:35 PM
    Brigado @Jean Lucio! smile
  • Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 10:59 AM
    Greetings to all, how can I configure the style that is numbered by phase, I think it's great
  • Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 12:49 PM
    Hello Michael, I use it like that too! Combined with Block Game to use game section completion with Track Check! Gamification with look!
  • Sun, Aug 29, 2021, 3:57 AM
    How can I use it in rtl site?
  • Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 10:35 PM
    @Irith Herman. I have never tried to use it on RTL site. I don't know how to say how it would be possible.
  • Sat, Sep 4, 2021, 1:46 AM
    Hi José Wilson, first of all your plugin is great. Well, install your plugin in my moodle and when I want to select the trail format in one of my courses it throws me these errors:

    Trazado de la pila (stack):
    line 704 of /course/format/lib.php: Error thrown
    line 1347 of /course/format/trail/lib.php: call to format_base->create_edit_form_elements()
    line 436 of /course/edit_form.php: call to format_trail->create_edit_form_elements()
    line 586 of /lib/formslib.php: call to course_edit_form->definition_after_data()
    line 699 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->is_validated()
    line 158 of /course/edit.php: call to moodleform->get_data()

    can you help me please?
  • Sat, Sep 4, 2021, 4:45 AM
    @Metaconsultec meta,
    What version of moodle are you using? You can enable debug messages to better understand this error. I can't identify the problem with these messages alone.
  • Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 2:22 AM
    @Metaconsultec meta,
    I believe your problem with the trail format plugin has been resolved in this update. Thanks to the contribution of another fellow developer.
  • Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 3:40 AM
    This is a brilliant format and I love the look of it. The latest update has broken something. Everything installs without error however, if you change the course to trail format as the page reloads, Chrome presents an error: Error code: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION.

    Whilst I'm here, here's a bit of a wish list for this format. Would it be possible to have the option to change the background colour and option to add more tiles per line, e.g. you could have an option of 2:1 and 3:2 or 4:3 or a drop down menu asking how many you would like on one line, then the next would have 1 less by default.

    Keep up the good work .
  • Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 4:00 AM
    Dylan Lewis,

    This is a bug with Chrome and Edge browsers. See how to fix it https://browserhow.com/how-to-fix-status_access_violation-error-in-chrome/

    As for your wish list, I'll put it on my list and as soon as I get something in that direction I'll update it with the news.

    Thanks for using the plugin.
  • Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 4:03 AM
    @José Wilson da Costa - Honestly, it's a brilliant plugin. I'll try the fix for Chrome tomorrow and see how I get on. Thank you for your prompt reply.
  • Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 9:42 AM
    Thank you
    it is a great addition to gamify moodle , Work perfect on my moodle 3.11.
    i have no question about the plugin itself , just to thank and ask other users for some images can be used or some ideas .
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