Course formats: Grid Format

format_grid
Maintained by Gareth J Barnard Gareth J Barnard
A modular and visual course format. Hides all topics and creates a grid of icons (one for each topic) with short titles. Clicking on an icon brings up the content from the corresponding topic.
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A modular and visual course format. Hides all topics and creates a grid of icons (one for each topic) with short titles. Clicking on an icon brings up the content from the corresponding topic in a "lightbox" style display.

REPORTING ISSUES: When reporting issues you MUST clearly state the full version and release of both Moodle and the Grid format as contained within their 'version.php' files - if not it takes me longer to figure out, often resulting in me asking for the details anyway and slowing the process of solving your problem down.  It really helps to upload and describe in detail the issue you are having on the 'Course formats' forum.

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More to follow as new icons have been added....

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  • Norbert Forster
    Tue, 9 Aug 2016, 11:48 PM
    Hi,
    using grid format with moodle 3.1.1 and firefox or safari will not open popup-window when using "Show all sections on one page" in course layout - a link like id=123#section-5 is shown while hovering but nothing happens on mouseclick.

    All works well when using "Show one section per page". In single-section-course-layout this link is id=123&section=5.

    Are there any settings in browsers, moodle or plugin to resolve this problem?



  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016, 12:08 AM
    Hi Norbert,

    Works for me as expected, probably local broken JavaScript. Please check the browser console. If still stuck, post screen shots on: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=47

    Gareth
  • Picture of William Mair
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 6:02 AM
    Gareth,

    I get the same problem too.

    When the page loads I get the following error in the browser console (not sure it's related to the grid format) - javascript-static.js:29 Uncaught Error: getElementsByClassName can not be used any more. Please use Y.one or Y.all.

    When I click on one of the links, the following additional error comes up - module.js:1 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'style' of null

    Not sure if this helps or not

    Wullie
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 6:15 AM
    Hi Wullie,

    I don't use 'getElementsByClassName' anymore in the Grid format, therefore cannot be it but something else.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
  • Picture of William Mair
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 11:16 PM
    Gareth, I think it is the second of the 2 comments above that is related to the issue. I have posted a screenshot in a thread that I have created - https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=339808
  • Picture of William Mair
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 11:51 PM
    Ignore the above, upgrading the plugin fixed the issue.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 1:36 AM
    Hi William,

    I think I may have an idea update notification wise (all to do with 'Can be upgraded from' bit when uploading a plugin version). What version of Moodle were you upgrading from and too please?

    Gareth
  • Picture of dom nerus
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 10:37 PM
    Hello, this is great course format, but can it contain icons within icons (topics >subtopics)?
    Regards
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 11:01 PM
    Hi Dom,

    No.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016, 4:05 AM
    Hi Ricardo,

    Ok, I've noticed the post on the forum and the issue on Github: https://github.com/gjb2048/moodle-format_grid/issues/37

    G
  • Picture of Irith Herman
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016, 7:37 PM
    ?" using grid format with moodle 3.1.1 in chrom doesn"t open popup-window when using "Show all sections on one page" how can I fix it
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016, 6:41 AM
    Cannot replicate = not broken.
  • Picture of Ken Farrimond
    Thu, 1 Dec 2016, 5:42 PM
    Hi Gareth
    Really neat plugin. We are using it with "Show one section per page". Our problem is that each section has multiple embedded videos and this is resulting in a very slow load of the main page. From what I can see the main page source includes all the content of the various sections even though they are not displayed when showing one section per page. Is this correct? Is there any way to avoid this?
    thanks

    Ken
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Fri, 2 Dec 2016, 4:23 AM
    Hi Ken,

    Does the same thing happen when you use the Topics format with the course and that same setting?

    Gareth
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