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Course formats: Onetopic format

Maintained by que bueno que sabe el café colombiano... David Herney Bernal
Format to course that allows showing each topic in a tab, keeping the current tab between calls to resources, in such a way that when it returns from a module as the blog or the glossary it returns to tab from where you started. This format is based on the Moodle standard format: “Topics”. It accepts edition by AJAX.

Developed by: David Herney Bernal García - davidherney at gmail dot com


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  • Picture of Philippe Decloitre
    Wed, Nov 4, 2015, 1:11 AM
    Hi David,
    I have been a daily user of Onetopic for severral years, a fan of sorts smile
    In the good old days Onetopic INCLUDED section Zero, so the tabs would be atop section 0, which to me was awesome!
    When you went to section 1, it would take up the realestate used by section 0. What a space saver it was!
    Now you get the tabs bellow section 0 (or main section).
    Anything can be done about that?
    Many thanks for your terrific course format!
    Cheerio smile
  • Picture of Mark McKay
    Thu, Nov 26, 2015, 2:51 AM
    Hi David,

    This is a popular format for our users. We are starting to add community plugins to our 3.0 Instance and we are wondering if you have an estimate on when this will be "certified" for 3.0?
  • Picture of Matt Polaniecki
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015, 6:02 AM
    How can I set default tab colors for new courses without going tab by tab?
  • Picture of Adriane Cônsolo
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 12:51 AM
    Is there any plans when this plugin will be available to Moodle 3.0?
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 1:44 AM
    Ready!! Compatibility with moodle 3.0+.

    Plus in current version: Topic summary as template.

    Please, test and send feedback.

  • Picture of Mark McKay
    Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:05 AM
    Thank you, David!
  • Picture of sir MARTINEZ
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016, 10:55 PM
    Thanks for the plugin.
    When i try to duplicate a topic using Tabs edition utilities (whitch is set as sublevel) i get a ERROR 500 - INTERNAL SERVER ERROR. I have checked the .htaccess file but there is nothing there, also i change permitions from 666 to 644 but same result. Please can you verify....
    Thanks in advance
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016, 12:41 AM
    Hi Martinez...

    I try but I not can replicate problem with "Duplicate a topic". The 500 error is a server error, check the timeout or other server characteristics. So, enable you the depuration in moodle and paste here some displayed message.

  • Picture of sir MARTINEZ
    Mon, Feb 15, 2016, 5:59 PM
    Hello again David.
    I've checked moodle status and everything is ok (see attached pic)
    I'm using hostgator as host and looking to the adress bar it shows: myDOMAIN/course/format/onetopic/duplicate.php?courseid=5&section=2&sesskey=XXXXXXXXX
    and it continue giving me ERROR 500 - INTERNAL SERVER ERROR... please can you help me with this...

    picture of moodle status...
  • Rafael
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016, 9:38 PM
    Hello David,
    I'm using One Topic format for some time, however after I migrated to Moodle 3.2 I noticed a small problem, it is no longer creating the general forum at zero topic and as a consequence of this process the zero topic is inactive, with no option to enable .
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016, 2:22 AM
    Hi Rafael...

    the course format not create the news forum, this is created by the block "News items". Add this block in your course and the forum will be created automatically.

  • Picture of Liz Qiao
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 3:49 AM
    Hi, i installed onetopic but i get an error message on bottom of each topictab:

    "Function print_section() is removed. Please use course renderer function course_section_cm_list() instead."

    I am using a Tikli theme with 3.0.....any advice on this error message? Thank you!
  • Picture of Lyn Bennett
    Fri, Apr 8, 2016, 5:32 AM
    Hello - we use and really like this OneTopic plug-in as a way to provide information to our users. We would really like to be able to color the text. When we add color tags in the HTML strange things happen. Any chance this is something that can be added to the wish list. Thanks!
  • Picture of Jukka Vähäaho
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016, 8:07 PM
    Hi, We are testing onetopic format in our Moodle 2.9.5. Look's like it works fine but tabs don't look like they should. I mean text is not inside borders. Tab is like divided to three rows. First part of the border then text and second part of the border. Something like that:


    Any idea what to do?
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Sat, Apr 16, 2016, 2:47 AM
    Hi Jukka...

    usually, it is a problem with the graphic theme. In some cases, you can use the next line in order to correct the problem.

    .format-onetopic .onetopic .tab_content { display: inline; background: none; }

    Put it in the CSS file into the current theme.

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