People

Blocks ::: block_people
Maintained by Picture of Ulm UniversityUlm University, Picture of Alexander BiasAlexander Bias, Picture of Kathrin OsswaldKathrin Osswald
Moodle block which displays all teachers of a course with contact quicklinks, as well as a quicklink to the participants list

People 2.6 (Build: 2014013100)

Moodle 2.6
Released: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:09 PM
moodle-block_people
===================
Moodle block which displays all teachers of a course with contact quicklinks, as well as a quicklink to the participants list


Requirements
============
This plugin requires Moodle 2.6+


Changes
=======
2014-01-31 - Check compatibility for Moodle 2.6, no functionality change
2013-10-15 - Bugfix: Block didn't respect course members which have multiple roles, now those members are listed with all of their roles
2013-07-30 - Transfer Github repository from github.com/abias/... to github.com/moodleuulm/...; Please update your Git paths if necessary
2013-07-30 - Check compatibility for Moodle 2.5, no functionality change
2013-04-23 - Add required capability for placing block on MyMoodle page
2013-03-18 - Fix php strict standards bug, fix small performance issue, Code cleanup according to moodle codechecker
2013-02-18 - Check compatibility for Moodle 2.4
2012-12-17 - New Feature: Block supports role names which have been renamed in course context
2012-11-30 - Bugfix: Block couldn't be added to frontpage, therefore it couldn't be used as sticky block
2012-11-27 - Small code cleanup
2012-10-10 - German language has been integrated into AMOS and was removed from this plugin. Please update your language packs with http://YOURMOODLEURL/admin/tool/langimport/index.php after installing this plugin version
2012-06-25 - Update version.php for Moodle 2.3
2012-06-01 - Initial version


Installation
============
Install the plugin like any other plugin to folder
/blocks/people

See http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Installing_plugins for details on installing Moodle plugins


Placement
=========
block_people is used ideally as sticky block and appears on all of your course pages at the same position

See http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Block_settings#Making_a_block_sticky_throughout_the_whole_site for details about sticky blocks


Usage
=====
The block_people plugin displays a list of the course's teachers grouped by roles. The block shows the teacher's avatar, a quicklink to his/her profile and a quicklink to send him/her a message with the moodle message system. Furthermore, there is a quicklink to the participants list of the course.


Themes
======
block_people should work with all themes from moodle core.


Settings
========
block_people has neither a settings page nor settings in config.php. Nevertheless, there are some Moodle settings it responds to:

1. List of teachers
-------------------
block_people gets the list of teacher roles from $CFG->coursecontact. With this Moodle core setting, you can define which roles are displayed in block_people's list of teachers.

2. Quicklink for teachers
-------------------------
block_people only shows a quicklink to the teacher's profile if the user has the capability moodle/user:viewdetails
See http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Capabilities/moodle/user:viewdetails for details on this capability

block_people only shows a quicklink to the message system if the user has the capability moodle/site:sendmessage and if the Moodle message system is turnes on ($CFG->messaging)
See http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Capabilities/moodle/site:sendmessage for details on this capability and http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Messaging for details on the messaging system

3. Participants List
--------------------
block_people only shows the link to the participants list if the user has the capability moodle/course:viewparticipants.
See http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Capabilities/moodle/course:viewparticipants for details on this capability

4. Roles sort order
-------------------
block_people shows teacher role groups in the order defined in /admin/roles/manage.php. Please visit this settings page if you want to modify the sort order


Further information
===================
block_people is found in the Moodle Plugins repository: http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_people

Report a bug or suggest an improvement: https://github.com/moodleuulm/moodle-block_people/issues


Moodle release support
======================
Due to limited ressources, block_people is only maintained for the most recent major release of Moodle. However, previous versions of this plugin which work in legacy major releases of Moodle are still available as-is without any further updates in the Moodle Plugins repository.

There may be several weeks after a new major release of Moodle has been published until I can do a compatibility check and fix problems if necessary. If you encounter problems with a new major release of Moodle - or can confirm that block_people still works with a new major relase - please let me know on https://github.com/moodleuulm/moodle-block_people/issues


Right-to-left support
=====================
This plugin has not been tested with Moodle's support for right-to-left (RTL) languages.
If you want to use this plugin with a RTL language and it doesn't work as-is, you are free to send me a pull request on
github with modifications.


Copyright
=========
Alexander Bias, University of Ulm

Version information

Version build number
2013111800
Version release name
2.6 (Build: 2014013100)
Can be updated from
2.5 (Build: 2013073000) (2013073000)
Can be updated to
2.7 (Build: 2014063000) (2014051200)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
924b1be3f8669265a31fca03f8a05eb0
Supported software
Moodle 2.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.6

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Blocks

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the block folder.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myblock") in the "blocks" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to complete the installation
  5. Turn editing on in any home or course page.
  6. Add the block to the page
  7. Visit the config link in the block for more options.