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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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  • Gareth J Barnard
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 8:02 PM
    Hi Manish,

    When you download the format you get an archive file containing one folder called 'grid' this contains many files. Extract the contents of the archive such that you have the folder 'grid' and its contents. Copy that folder - 'grid' - to the '/course/format' folder of your Moodle installation such that you will then have the folder structure '/course/format/grid/' and the files for the format within it.

    Gareth
  • Picture of Josepe PP
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 3:36 AM
    Hi,
    i had installed format grid plugin in 2.6 and 2.7.
    When click on a section grid, in 2.6 a lightbox "window" is showed, but in 2.7 user is redirected to selected section.
    In edition mode, javascript and ajax buttons work fine...

    In Firebug i can see that javascript files are loaded. No errors. And javascript is enabled in browser.

    Maybe, is there any settings to enable this?

    Thanks in advance
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 3:45 AM
    Hi José,

    That's because the M2.7 course has the layout setting as 'Show one section per page' rather than 'Show all sections on one page'. Please see: https://docs.moodle.org/27/en/Course_formats#.22Show_only_one_section.22

    Gareth
  • Picture of Josepe PP
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 3:53 AM
    Thank you very much Gareth!
  • Guido
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014, 11:56 PM
    is there a solution to popup all activities like forum etc. in the same window or another popup? otherwise it might be confusing for the user to suddenly be some where else .
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 1:16 AM
  • Picture of Conor Bradley
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014, 10:26 PM
    Fantastic plugin - really love it. Is it possible to use svg files for the images in the grid boxes? When I try this it seems to work but then I get no image in the box.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014, 1:53 AM
    Hi Conor,

    SVG files are not accepted. How did you manage to bypass: 'accepted_types' => array('gif', 'jpe', 'jpeg', 'jpg', 'png') on the image form?

    Gareth
  • Picture of Pedro Alburquerque
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014, 6:01 AM
    Hi, I want limit the width of the "gridshadebox". I have added "max-width: 800px;" to the styles.css in the section "#gridshadebox_content". It works fine, but the gridshadebox isn't centered. It's placed to the left side. How can I center it?
    Thanks, and I apologize for my english.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014, 6:22 AM
    Hi Pedro,

    To be honest I do not know without spending time figuring it out, which I do not have. You could ask on the forums for help.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
  • Picture of nigel wright
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 10:57 PM
    love the grid format, however when i click on a grid all of the lightboxes appear as one. Is there a setting that i am missing so each grid only shows that topic?
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 12:42 AM
    Hi Nigel,

    Please could you post screen shots on the courses and course formats forum - https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=47 - along with details of Moodle and Grid version.

    Thanks,

    Gareth
  • Picture of sirisha g@
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 4:50 AM
    Hello all,
    Could any one help me with adding check boxes to the grids. Because I want students to know which sections they have completed. Thank you.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 4:56 AM
    Hi Sirisha,

    Please could you make a post on: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=47

    Unfortunately I'm busy at the moment.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
  • Picture of sirisha g@
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 5:34 AM
    No Problem Gareth smile
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