Delete courses

Admin tools ::: tool_deletecourses
Maintained by Charles Fulton, Andrew Zito
This admin tool allows managers to delete all courses in a category (including subcategories if desired). The tool may optionally bypass the recycle bin for improved performance.

Delete courses v0.1.0

Moodle 3.2
Released: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:30 AM

Delete courses

Build Status

This admin tool allows managers to delete all courses in a category (including subcategories if desired). The tool may optionally bypass the recycle bin for improved performance.

Requirements

  • Moodle 3.2 (build 2016120500 or later)

Installation

Copy the deletecourses folder into your /admin/tool directory and visit your Admin Notification page to complete the installation.

Usage

The tool a link to the category navigation block, "Delete all courses." The user will be taken to a page describing what will happen and requesting confirmation. On confirmation, Moodle will create an "adhoc task" to delete all the courses in the background. This requires the cron be enabled.

If you're using Boost or a similar theme, you may need to access /course/index.php directly, navigate to the desired category, then click the edit cog at top right to reach the links.

Configuration

The tool has no options but does require, as mentioned above, that cron be running.

Acknowledgements

Eric Merrill at Oakland University suggested the locking functionality and the method for bypassing the recycle bin.

Author

Charles Fulton (fultonc@lafayette.edu)

Version information

Version build number
2017032902
Version release name
v0.1.0
Can be updated to
v1.0.0 (2017051201), v3.3.0 (2017051202), v3.4.0 (2018051300), v3.3.1 (2017051203), v3.4.1 (2018051301), v3.6.0 (2018112800)
Maturity
Beta
MD5 Sum
d00353f7d5df6040df5f434592a74774
Supported software
Moodle 3.2

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
MOODLE_32_STABLE
VCS tag
v0.1.0

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Admin tools

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