Flexible format

Course formats ::: format_flexible
Maintained by Jez H, Manoj Solanki, Kevin Moore
The Flexible course format is based on Grid adding better mobile support, responsiveness, completion tracking and the ability to make sections collapsable.
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Current versions available: 1

The Flexible course format is builds and improves upon the popular Grid format adding:

  • Better responsiveness on mobile devices
  • Modal popup for section summaries
  • Auto generation of SVG images where no image has been added to a section
  • Ability to show completion per section
  • Ability to show images within individual course sections
  • Ability to make certain sections pop out of the grid in a collapsible manner

This course format is designed to work only as one section per page which is arguably more accessible, mobile friendly and allows teachers to provide direct links to sections in response to queries.

Also see the "Structured Label" plugin which compliments this plugin: https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_structlabel


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  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 5:16 AM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7764
  • Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 11:33 PM
    This Looks really cool! Great job
  • Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 11:33 PM
    Do you need a separate plugin for the Discussion Tab to appear? Are they integrated?
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 10:23 PM
    Hi Chris, the tabs are a feature within the Adaptable theme, they just render a block region into which we drop the discussion feed. Discussion feed is a separate block plugin we released here on Moodle.Org. So, you would need to add block regions as tabs or similar to Fordson. I think you know that is actually very straight forward in a theme.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 7:52 PM
    Does this work on any theme or just a specific one? :D
  • Tue, Apr 7, 2020, 2:19 PM
    Images seem to be resized and cropped (extra margin applied).
    No progress bar, info - different to example video, see https://ibb.co/v46Q4Z4.
    Different overall tile style (e.g. border, text cropping, text positioning).

    Moodle 3.8.2+ (Build: 20200327)
  • Fri, Apr 24, 2020, 4:19 PM
    Hi Tim, all the things you mention are options / settings within the plugin. That includes display of the progress bar which needs to be enabled. The progress bar also depends on you having completion tracking enabled in your course. It does all work, I think you just need to spend some time understanding the settings.
  • Fri, May 8, 2020, 3:54 PM
    Hi, Would it work with Moodle 3.3.6?
  • Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 6:00 PM
    Great format but are you planning to upgrade it to 3.9?
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 5:54 AM
    This is a great format and works really well with our Moodle 3.9.3.

    Keep up the great work.
  • Paul
    Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 9:23 PM
    This format is good to go on Moodle 3.9 and 3.10. I am currently using it on Moodle 4 Alpha and it seems to be stable.
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 10:07 PM
    Hello, sorry I am new to Moodle and I wanted to install the plugin. Everything went great but I don't have the same design as you have shown in the video: mine is super basic (just blocks but no design at all)
    Is it because you are using a different theme?
  • Sun, May 2, 2021, 5:59 PM
    This is a great plugin. Its popularity in our school is going up each month. Do you know when the plugin will be upgrade to 3.10 ?
  • Wed, Jun 30, 2021, 6:25 PM
    I cant see the course content tab and discussion tab look like in the pictures above. Can you help me?
  • Sun, Aug 29, 2021, 7:52 PM
    It seems to be working well on Moodle 3.11
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