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block_quickcourselist
This block allows quick searching of Moodle courses, and displays a link to the course page.
Maintained by: Picture of Mark Johnson Mark Johnson

Like the Quick Find List, this block displays a search box on the page, but instead of searching through users, searches through Courses.  Courses that match the search string either by shortname or fullname will be displayed, with a link through to the course page.

If Javascript is available, the block will "Find as you type", otherwise a button will be displayed to submit the search.

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If you experience an error with the block, or would like to request a feature, please use the "Bug Tracker" link below.

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  • Picture of Julia Küfner
    Wed, May 2, 2012, 10:35 PM
    Hi,
    am I right that it is "only" possible to use the plugin for admins? Would be great if I had the possibility to add it for all kinds of roles, even students.

    Greetings
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Fri, May 4, 2012, 9:07 PM
    Sally,
    You can override the title using Moodle's Language Customisation tool. Just override the "quickcourselist" string for the "block_quickcourselist" component.
    I've added your second request to the issue tracker.

    Birgit,
    Searching for teachers is possible using the Quick Find List block. It is similar to this but searches users, and allows you to configure a role to search for.

    Julia,
    Anyone can use the block, you just need to give them the block/quickfindlist:use capability.
  • Picture of sue sugizaki
    Tue, Jul 3, 2012, 4:54 PM
    I can't install this on 2.2.2+.
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Fri, Jul 6, 2012, 8:20 PM
    Hi Sue,
    Can you please give some more details?
  • Picture of Thomas Schoeftner
    Tue, Aug 28, 2012, 6:24 PM
    Hello all!
    Somehow I still can't get this block to work. If I login as a teacher or admin I can see the block in a course, but if I login as a student in a course the block is not displayed for some reason. I also checked the permissions (which are set that students may see this block) but still no success - any help would be much appreciated!
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Tue, Aug 28, 2012, 6:29 PM
    Hi Thomas,
    Just to check the permissions - there's a system level capability called quickcourselist:use which users will need to have to use the block, even if they have the block-level permission to view the instance of the block. If you want everyone to be able to use the block, I'd suggest giving the quickcourselist:use capability to the Authenticated User system role.
  • Picture of Thomas Schoeftner
    Tue, Aug 28, 2012, 6:32 PM
    Hello Mark!
    where exactly do I find this "quickcourselist:use" - can I do this as the admin on the moodle platform or do I have to change some php-code?
    I'm on 2.3.1+ by the way
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Tue, Aug 28, 2012, 6:38 PM
    Hi Thomas
    You just need to use the Moodle admin interface to assign the capability to the role, under Site Administration->Users->Permissions->Define Roles. If you need help using this interface, your best bet is to read the Documentation[1] and ask in the forums[2]

    [1] http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Capabilities/
    [2] http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=6826
  • Picture of Thomas Schoeftner
    Tue, Aug 28, 2012, 6:55 PM
    Dear Mark!
    Thank you very much indeed - got it to work now - I love this block by the way!!
    Cheers,
    Thomas
  • Picture of phuong hoang
    Sun, Aug 11, 2013, 5:56 PM
    Thanks for your useful block! It works well. I just wonder why It doesn't search button as demo. Do I miss something?
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Sun, Aug 11, 2013, 8:04 PM
    The search button is only visible if Javascript isn't available (or fails for some reason). Otherwise, it does find-as-you-type!
  • Picture of phuong hoang
    Sun, Aug 11, 2013, 11:17 PM
    Thanks Mark, I got it.
  • Picture of Nicholas Lidden
    Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 9:41 AM
    Hi Mark
    Very much like your plugin. Just wondering if you have any plans to upgrade it for Moodle 2.6.
    Cheers
    Nick
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014, 2:12 AM
    Hi Nicholas, I'm not currently working with Moodle as part of my day job, but I'll try and keep it up to date as best I can. Do you have any details about the changes in 2.6 that make it incompatible?
  • Picture of Usman Asar
    Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 PM
    Well Done Mark! Nice, Simple and Does Work Well.

    Although have had difficulty to show it to Roles other than Admin/Teacher, but did manage to get it worked reading Thomas's issue, Can this block be made visible to anyone (Like Most Other Blocks) so users don't have to take the step of going into Permissions and over-ride them?
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