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Course formats: Flexpage format

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Maintained by Picture of Kris Stokking Kris Stokking
Moodlerooms is proud to release Flexpage, a course format that provides a teacher with complete control over how educational materials and assessments are presented to a student. Flexpage allows a teacher to create a flexible set of pages and sub pages where blocks and activities can be placed in any location on the page instead of being restricted to a right, left or center column. Flexpage courses provide teachers with the ability to determine how many columns of data are contained within a course (up to three-columns). This allows teachers to have complete control over how they want to present course materials and assessments to students.
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  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 12:09 AM
    Hey Brad, the code is nearly ready. It will definitely be by the end of this weekend, we just need to put it through a quick smoke test. We haven't done full end-to-end testing, and won't be able to until closer to June, but I don't see why that should prevent admins from trying the latest-and-greatest version.

    Flexpage is really a paradigm shift from the traditional topics format. You can setup nested pages of content, which allows you to group smaller topics (aka pages) together underneath a larger one. The same activity instance can even be re-used across multiple pages. You'll need to do some initial work in transferring from topics to flexpages, since it won't automatically convert, but the activities will be present and ready to be associated with one or more pages.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Fri, May 17, 2013, 1:03 AM
    Hi Kris,

    Will the M2.4 and possibly M2.5 version be out before iMoot 2013?

    Cheers,

    Gareth
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Fri, May 17, 2013, 12:48 PM
    A new version of Flexpage has been released for Moodle 2.4. Please note this is a beta release as it has not gone through full testing by our QA team. Also note that this version no longer requires any core patches, as the 2.3 version did.
  • Picture of Antonio Meono
    Thu, Jul 18, 2013, 4:51 AM
    Hi Kris, one question about the function available in Flexpage 1.9, is it possible to include the function page_theme_print_backto_button() in Moodle 2.3?

    Best.
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Mon, Aug 5, 2013, 9:59 PM
    Hi Antonio - It looks like something we could add to the library of theme functions. Basically you can put in a "Back to Page X" button in your theme that should show when you are viewing an activity, etc. I've added that to our feature backlog, and if you're interested in contributing please let me know.
  • Picture of José Jardines
    Thu, Oct 10, 2013, 11:15 PM
    Hi Kris, is possible to have version 2.5 this year?
    Thanks,
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 5:46 AM
    Version 2.5 of Flexpage has been uploaded to the plugins repository. In addition, we've posted the plugin code in Github, which we will be updating in the future prior to availability in the Plugins Repository. Please check there first for updates to new Core versions.
  • Picture of José Jardines
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014, 12:40 AM
    Hi Kris, the activity block (file) doesn't work in flexpage for moodle 2.5, appears this message: Failed to display the associated activity, please confirm block's configurations. The error message: "Detectado un error de codificación, debe ser corregido por un programador: You cannot call $PAGE->set_activity_record until after $PAGE->cm has been set.
  • Beaker
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 8:49 PM
    I am experiencing the same issue as José Jardines, which I note is 8 weeks old. Error message: Failed to display the associated activity, please confirm block's configurations. The error message: "Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: You cannot call $PAGE->set_activity_record until after $PAGE->cm has been set." Is this being looked at?
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 9:39 PM
    David/Jose - sorry for missing the original note, but the plugin comments aren't the appropriate place to handle issues. Would one of you be able to put the details into a ticket on Moodle's Tracker, and include the full stack trace (enable debugging) and specifics about how to reproduce the problem? Thanks in advance.
  • Picture of Doug Loomer
    Sat, Apr 19, 2014, 1:28 PM
    2.6?
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 11:33 PM
    A new version of this plugin for Moodle 2.6 has been uploaded to the plugins repository. We apologize for the delay - there were significant updates that were required for the new course editing interface in this version of Moodle. There are no known issues with the new version at this time, but if you do experience a problem please ensure that you submit any issues to tracker.moodle.org.
  • Picture of Kathryn Davis
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 8:22 AM
    2.7? smile
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015, 7:05 AM
    A new version of this plugin for Moodle 2.7 has been uploaded to the plugins repository. There are no known issues with the new version at this time, but if you do experience a problem please ensure that you submit any issues to tracker.moodle.org.
  • Picture of Keshava Murthy K N
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 5:01 PM
    I installed the new version of the plugin for 2.7 and got the following error message while adding file activity in the flex page. I see that this has already been reported in earlier versions by some persons in this forum. Is this not resolved?
    Failed to display the associated activity, please confirm block's configurations. The error message: "Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: You cannot call $PAGE->set_activity_record until after $PAGE->cm has been set."
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