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The Course Menu block for Moodle provides navigation between course sections (topics/weeks)
Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2




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  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 4:42 AM
    Usman, you say "accessing image place holders on themes after installation" I am not exactly sure what you mean by this.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 6:15 AM
    Just added a page to the docs. Feel free to edit/add to it.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 6:36 AM
    Thinking about an upgrade to 2.6.2. AL reports an error with "Course Menu"
    "Course Menu gives a fatal error: Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Missing YUI3 module details"

    Has anyone else tried Course Menu with 2.6.2?

  • Just wondering . . .
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014, 5:00 AM
    Confirming: After trying it myself, Course Menu v 2014011401 throws an error with 2.6.2 as AL suggested on Monday.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 5:52 AM
    I've just been trying to decide what to do about Course Menu.

    I note Alex's comment here:
    I quote: "Hello Hussain, I'm glad you find the Course Menu useful. The Course Menu block is the result of a team of people it's not only my contributions, that's why we normally don't give hints on how to modify the source. We either implement a new feature or leave it out completely"

    Which is part of the huge thread

    So there are others involved with course menu, and there are people posting in the thread who do know what is going on under the hood. I've wasted time with versions of CM (GIT has stuff there, but they are not packaged in nice branches, and an amateur can foul things up). It's now become a show stopper in several ways for one of the sites I deal with. It will still not work with 2.6.2.

    What to do?
    +I've asked about getting it into Core Moodle here: but little movement. It will not happen I suspect, progress on the UI question re Moodle is a long way off.
    +Do I approach NetSapiensis AB and see about paying them? - In their GIT they do say they are the "creator and maintainer" of course menu
    +Do hire a coder and fork it?

    Ahhh. Such are the joys of open source software.

    Just not sure
  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 6:21 AM
    OK, as you were. I have now read Alex's original email properly (if all else fails read the documentation)

    I quote:
    When Reporting bugs and issues send mail to:
    Please send us information about the following:

    Operating system name and version
    Database name and version
    PHP version
    Moodle version (2.x)
    Course Menu version (check in version.php)
    Theme used
    Steps to reproduce the bug
    Send a few screenshots

    Writing my email now.
    Have a nice day.
  • Picture of Jackson D'souza
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 9:27 PM
    Hi Derek

    Did you manage to get the Course Menu block working for Moodle 2.6.2

  • Just wondering . . .
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 6:25 AM
    Not yet. I have emailed Alex to confirm we have the right version etc, and then sent him the errors we were getting. At the moment they cannot reproduce them. Meeting tomorrow (3 Apr) with tech guys to check everything again then we'll either have solved the problem or will give Alex access to our site to see if they can help.

  • Picture of Jackson D'souza
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 6:07 PM
    Thanks Derek. Please keep us informed.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014, 9:40 AM
    Jackson, fresh install of 2.6.2, correct version of Course Menu, go to any admin page and javascript dies. Non admin pages are fine. Looking for an object not there. Passing on details and logins to Alex.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 6:41 AM
    Darn it, didn't check cut and paste. Just heard from Alex, New version updated 11 hours ago:

  • Picture of Jackson D'souza
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 3:35 PM
    Thanks Derek and Alex smile
  • Just wondering . . .
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 4:32 AM
    @Jackson: Nearly there.

    From our tester guy:

    The updated Course Menu block worked great with one new issue.
    When UPGRADING Course Menu, the new settings page is missing a required field, which locks up the moodle admin. You just get this message if you try to get past the new settings page:
    "A required parameter (s__block_course_menu_trimlength) was missing"
    I reinstalled Moodle from scratch and it was fine. The missing setting does appear on the full Course Menu settings page, it's just the upgrade new settings page that has a problem.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014, 12:07 PM
    @Jackson. Last update before I take a week's leave.
    Message from Alex, new version yesterday, hopefully with upgrade path fixed.
    Alex asked for feedback.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 7:54 AM
    Tips on installing CM:

    Has anyone tried to install CM on Moodle 2.7?

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