Course formats: Grid Format

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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.
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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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  • Picture of Dave Foord
    Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 4:11 PM
    Nisanth - I don't think you can automatically set the grid format to display Week 1, Week 2 etc, you do have to do this manually. The collapsed topics format would let you do this, but gives a different layout.
  • Picture of Josh hernandez
    Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 2:49 AM
    Hi, Gareth!
    I can not change the Grid image. When I click on "Change Image" the page (image change) is empty.
    I use adaptable theme in Moodle 3.2.
    If I change to boost theme, then I can upload the image.
    Any solution?
    Thank you very much!
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 3:10 AM
    Hi Josh,

    This is / was a problem with the Adaptable theme. Please ask for support from Fernando Adeco or Jez H:

  • Picture of Novaschool myAgora
    Tue, 6 Jun 2017, 6:19 PM
    Hello, do you plan to release a version compatible with moodle 3.3?
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, 7 Jun 2017, 12:17 AM
  • Picture of Novaschool myAgora
    Thu, 8 Jun 2017, 7:13 PM
    Great! Do you have any dates?
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Thu, 8 Jun 2017, 10:52 PM
  • Picture of Peter Eckstein
    Wed, 5 Jul 2017, 11:09 PM
    How can i configure each container so that they are centered relative to the page. I'm using 3.2+ Right now they seem to be justified left (4 containers - three on the top row and 1 on its own row, justified left.). I'd like to move center all of them, or have 2 rows of 2 containers. In the edit settings I didn't see that option. Thanks!
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Thu, 6 Jul 2017, 2:00 AM
    Hi Peter,

    The Grid format comes with no support. Please read the file for details.

    Kind regards,

  • Picture of Peter Eckstein
    Thu, 6 Jul 2017, 2:32 AM
    Gareth - thanks. Where can I find the file? I can't seem to find that on the discussion page or on the website. Thanks in advance for pointing me in the right direction.
  • Picture of alejandra q
    Thu, 3 Aug 2017, 11:22 AM
    Hola: ¿Por favor me podría ayudar para poder configurar el formato grilla en cuadros y no en ovalos?
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Thu, 3 Aug 2017, 7:19 PM
    Sorry Alejandra, I don't know what you're saying.
  • Picture of alejandra q
    Sat, 12 Aug 2017, 3:07 AM
    Hola Gareth:

    En formato de curso rejilla en algunas versiones permite ver los iconos de la rejilla en forma de circulo y en otros en cuadrados. Mi inquietud es como puedo modificar la rejilla de círculos a cuadros o de cuadros a círculos?

    Te adjunto una imagen


  • Gareth J Barnard
    Sat, 12 Aug 2017, 3:10 AM
    Hi Alejandra,

    The format only displays with squares and not circles.

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