Course formats: Topics format (colours)

format_colours
Maintained by DavoDavo Smith
This course format, based on the 'Topics' standard format, allows a teacher to specify the foreground and background colours for each course section.

Topics format (colours) 2.x (Build: 2012070300)

Release notes

Colours course format for Moodle 2.0-2.2
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This course format, based on the 'Topics' standard format, allows a
teacher to specify the foreground and background colours for each
course section.

History
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04-07-2012 - First public release

About
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This format was created by Davo Smith of Synergy Learning (
http://www.synergy-learning.com/ ), on behalf of Landesmedienzentrum
Baden-Württemberg (http://www.lmz-bw.de/ ).

The main lib.php and formats.php files are only lightly modified from
those found within the standard format_topics, the rest is new code.

Installation
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This format is not currently compatible with Moodle 2.3.

1. Unzip all the files locally

2. Upload files to the server and place in a folder
'[moodledir]/course/format/colours'

3. Log in to Moodle as an Admin and click on the 'Home' link, to
trigger the installation

Usage
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1. On the course settings page, choose the format 'Topics format
(colours)'.

2. Click on the 'Edit colours' icon (on the left of a course section)
to edit the colours for that section.

3. Click on the 'Copy colours' icon (below the 'Edit colours' icon) to
copy the colours from another section into the current section.

Note: only users with the capability 'format/colours:editcolours' (by
default, manager, coursecreator and editingteacher roles) can edit
course colours.

Note: This is compatible with the core Moodle Themes, but may not work
as well custom themes.

Further enquiries
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If you have any questions about this plugin or are interested in
further development work, please contact info@synergy-learning.com

Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2

Version information

Version build number
2012070300
Version release name
2.x (Build: 2012070300)
Can be updated to
2.3+ (Build: 2012080800) (2012080800)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
44b9e4d293ef429d318e91cd8dbc6685
Supported software
Moodle 2.1, Moodle 2.0, Moodle 2.2
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.0
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.1
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.2

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL

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