Course formats: Menutopic format

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Course format that allows you to display the topics/sections in a menu.
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This format allows displaying the topics of the course by a custom menu. Also, this format allow use the section description as a template to change the appearance of such section.


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  • Picture of Kim Kruse
    Wed, 8 Jun 2016, 8:36 PM
    Hi David

    I have a course with 3 levels of topics. The problem is, that topics in level 3 is not positioned after the corresponding mother topic in the menu, thus making it impossible to reach. I've uploaded a video - - that illustrates the problem. What can be the reason for this?

  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Thu, 9 Jun 2016, 1:21 AM
    Hi Kim...

    In order to fix it, add the next line in bottom of styles.css file:

    #format_menutopic_menu.format-menutopic-menu { position: relative; }

    I uploaded the fix in version for moodle 3

  • Picture of Kim Kruse
    Fri, 17 Jun 2016, 4:48 PM
    Thanks David,
    that solved the problem.

    Another thing... on the main section (topic 0) page, the topic name is duplicated. Is there a way to disable this?

  • Picture of Jader Lucas Perez
    Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 5:25 PM
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 1:24 PM
    Compatibility with moodle 3.1... Ready! This version has a new functionality "Show the menu in all course pages"

    It solve the duplicate title in topic 0.

  • Picture of Kim Kruse
    Tue, 4 Oct 2016, 4:17 PM
    Hi David
    We've upgraded to mariana. On courses with hidden topics, we get errors like this:

    Notice: Undefined variable: canviewhidden in /home/moodle/public_html/moodle/course/format/menutopic/renderer.php on line 956
  • Picture of Leo Adler
    Fri, 4 Nov 2016, 6:45 AM
    Hi David
    We're trying out this format in a 3.1 test environment but all we're getting once the format is selected is a blank screen. Any ideas what we might be doing wrong?
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Sat, 5 Nov 2016, 3:12 AM
    Hi Leo...

    Maybe, it is a permission error on the source files.

    For more information, please, enable the Moodle debugger and paste here the error, or is not displayed an error?

  • Picture of Edwin Gonzalez
    Sat, 28 Jan 2017, 4:03 AM
    Hola David, quiero solicitar tus comentarios para lograr resolver el siguiente inconveniente.

    Creo el curso indicándole los nombres, el formato y el número de temas pero al guardar los cambios y antes de proceder al paso siguiente en donde matriculo a los usuarios, la página queda en blanco y se presenta el siguiente mensaje:

    "Excepción - Call to a member function user_is_editing() on null"

    La instancia en donde estoy creando el curso corresponde a la versión de Moodle 3.2 (Build: 20161205)

  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Sat, 6 May 2017, 2:13 PM
    Released a new version. It has compatibility with Moodle 3.2+ and fix some issues into Moodle 3.1+.

    @Edwin_Gonzalez, por favor valida si el error queda solucionado con esta nueva versión. Debería de ser así.

  • Picture of Jeff Noel
    Wed, 31 May 2017, 8:17 PM
    Hi David,

    I see recent commits on the source control page, but the Moodle Plugin repository does not confirm this plugin is compatible with Moodle 3.3(+). Is it compatible ?
    Thank you very much and have a nice day,

  • Picture of Claudio Visa
    Thu, 14 Dec 2017, 9:35 PM
    Buenos dias!! sera compatible con la versión 3.4??
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Fri, 15 Dec 2017, 12:26 AM
    Hola Claudio...

    sí, lo será, espero que para enero.

  • Picture of Erwin der Kinderen
    Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 5:17 PM
    I'm getting 'pix_url is deprecated. Use image_url for images and pix_icon for icons.' when teachers want to edit 'menu tree'. This is a Moodle 3.4 compatibility issue?
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 11:42 PM
    Hi Erwin...

    which plugin version has you installed? It is fixed in the new version (2018011000).

    The version 2018011000 is not verified with Moodle 3.4+ yet.

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