Course Checks Block

Blocks ::: block_bcu_course_checks
Maintained by Picture of Jez HJez H, Picture of Mike GrantMike Grant, Picture of Manoj SolankiManoj Solanki, Picture of Kevin MooreKevin Moore
This block carries out a number of automated checks on a course, to encourage a minimum standard of course quality, avoid common mistakes and highlight possible areas for improvement. The block also allows for a course to be cleared of empty sections.

Course Checks Block 1.1

Moodle 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
Released: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:08 PM

BCU Course Checks Block

This block carries out a number of automated checks on a course, that are all user configurable. The checks were designed to encourage a minimum standard of course quality, instead of forcing users and restricting their abilities.

The block also has the option to allow users to "clear down" a course, simply removing any sections that don't have content. It won't delete any sections that have content and/or a summary.

The checks that can be carried out by this block are:

  • Has the course got a summary, and image set?
  • Is the course visible to students?
  • Has guest access been disabled on the course (helps prevent issues with automatically enrolled students)
  • Have the sections been renamed from their default heading?
  • Have all of the sections got a summary?
  • Have all sections got content
  • What blocks should each course have added to them?

Maintainer

The block has been written and is currently maintained by Michael Grant working at Birmingham City University.

Documentation

Documentation can be found at the page at Moodle wiki

Version information

Version build number
2015012000
Version release name
1.1
Can be updated from
2014100700, 1.0.1 (2014100800), 1.0.2 (2014101700), 1.0.3 (2014111000), 1.0.4 (2014112700)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
391eb985a2abea2b3f10751a1109ffdd
Supported software
Moodle 2.6, Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS tag
v1.1

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.