Course formats: Onetopic format

Maintained by que bueno que sabe el café colombiano... David Herney Bernal
Format to course that allows showing each topic in a tab, keeping the current tab between calls to resources, in such a way that when it returns from a module as the blog or the glossary it returns to tab from where you started. This format is based on the Moodle standard format: “Topics”. It accepts edition by AJAX.
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  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 3:04 AM
    Hi Tim...

    The Onetopic support the news forum but in old Moodle versions you need add the block "Latest announcements" in order to create it forum.

  • Picture of Tim Bahula
    Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 12:05 AM
    Muchas gracias, David.
  • Picture of Per Hessellund
    Mon, 4 Jun 2018, 5:52 PM
    We have been using OneTopic the past five years, and are now upgrading to 3.5. Is there a version for 3.5?
    BR. Per
  • Picture of Marc Segarra
    Sat, 9 Jun 2018, 5:44 PM
    Hello David,

    Can we know when version 3.4 for Moodle will be released?

    Thank you very much!
  • Picture of Kristbjorg Olsen
    Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 10:17 PM
    Hello David,

    Is the version for moodle 3.4 coming soon?

  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Thu, 26 Jul 2018, 2:14 PM
    Ready a new version compatible with 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 moodle version.
  • Picture of Craig Mohr
    Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 3:57 AM
    I was reading about having completely hidden tabs in onetopic at

    It looks like this has been an issue for others. Is there a known solution or workaround?
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 3:56 AM
    Hi Craig...

    That issue was fixed in Moodle 2.7+. Which is your Moodle version?

    Set course parameter "Hidden sections" to "Hidden sections are completely invisible" in order to hide tabs completely.


  • Picture of Craig Mohr
    Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 2:48 AM
    We are running 3.5
    It turned out to be an issue with the child tabs of hidden parent tabs. I believe it is all good now.
    Thank you!!
  • Picture of Kiran Derle
    Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 12:18 AM
    How can I add Parent Tab? I have just downloaded this plugin. Looks great. I have few sections under 4 different groups. Cant get it.
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 2:15 AM
    You can add child tabs changing the section configuration. Set "Level" option to "Child of previous tab".
    The child section need be to right to the parent section.

    Note: only have one secondary level.

  • Picture of Juan Del Valle Vazquez
    Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 7:57 PM
    Hello David,

    I turn on the debugging mode trying to fix another issue that I have, and one of the errors that appear on the error log is this:

    PHP Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in moodlepath\course\format\onetopic\renderer.php on line 395

    Windows 2012 Server
    mariadb 10.3
    Moodle 3.5.1+ (Build: 20180824)
    Theme Moove 2.3.8
    PHP 7.2.9

    Juan Del Valle
  • Love Skating!
    Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 11:30 PM
    Hi We are using the OneTopic version 2016071402 on our current moodle platform and have just had our test moodle upgraded and the plugin upgraded to 2018010604 (San Juan), is there a way we can add the number of sections back in as it is going to cause us a lot of problems as it has hidden the subpage orphaned topics, the topics are visible on the page to the learners but the resources are not. When the learners now click on a subpage they cannot see the resources as the topics are hidden. In previous versions of the OneTopic course format and subpage plugin we were able to view only the main topic pages and still view the content of the subpage. Now we will only be able to view the subpage content if all the topics are visible. Are we able to add the number of sections option back into the OneTopic Course Format? I hope this makes sense. Kind Regards, Belinda
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Sat, 1 Dec 2018, 2:20 AM
    Hi Melinda...

    It is a Moodle core feature, It was changed in the last versions and I pretend keep the format structure similar to the core.

    However, It should not be a problem for you, You can change the resources to "Available but not visible" for students, not?.

  • Picture of Henry Patz
    Tue, 4 Dec 2018, 2:52 PM
    Hello David, the debugging message, Juan mentioned, is the same here. It's not depending on a theme, it appears in old and new OneTopic-Courses.
    Thanks for having a look.
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