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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 matt polaniecki
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 5:14 AM
    Unable to move resources between tabs. Anyone get this to work?
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015, 1:51 AM
    Hi Matt...

    In order to move a resource:

    1. Select "Disable/enable asynchronous edit functions"
    2. Select the horizontal arrows icon of the resource
    3. Go to the target topic
    4. Click on new position

  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 10:55 AM

    I have upgraded a new release of the Onetopic format for Moodle 2.8+.

    This release includes "Sub-tabs" feature in order to have tabs in two levels and It was replaced the "font" tag in a tab, It was changed by "div" tag.

    Also, It include the next functionalities powered by Loyola Leadership School of Universidad Loyola Andalucia
    - Duplicate current section
    - Change tab style properties: font color, background color and new field to change other CSS properties

    Please test it and send me back your feedback.

    Please, report issues in the Github site:

  • Picture of milhouse van houten
    Mon, May 18, 2015, 4:54 PM
    Available for 2.9? I mean, to install directly from
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Tue, May 19, 2015, 10:33 AM
    Yes, It is available to Moodle 2.9+

  • Picture of Mark McKay
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 12:38 AM
    One of our Designers is wondering if the Hide Topic feature can actually make the tab invisible to students. It merely greys out the tab and makes the page inaccessible.
  • que bueno que sabe el café colombiano...
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 12:51 AM
    Of course Mark, it is possible using "Hidden sections are completely invisible" value in "Hidden sections" parameter.

  • Picture of Martin t
    Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 9:28 AM
    I am using the onetopic format plugin and found it is useful

    I am wondering whether it is possible for me to move the nav tabs to bottom of the course content in mobile / responsive view, and whether it is possible to make the nav tabs floated next to each other rather than capsule stacking tabs (list) in effort to reduce space for the learner to scroll down to find the course content (especially when the course has large number of tabs)?
  • Just wondering . . .
    Thu, Oct 29, 2015, 3:14 PM
    I just installed this in 3.0 BETA.

    I got this error message (with full debug on)

    section_edit_controls() is deprecated, please use section_edit_control_items() instead.
    line 278 of /course/format/renderer.php: call to debugging()
    line 115 of /course/format/onetopic/renderer.php: call to format_section_renderer_base->section_edit_controls()
    line 613 of /course/format/onetopic/renderer.php: call to format_onetopic_renderer->section_edit_controls()
    line 574 of /course/format/onetopic/renderer.php: call to format_onetopic_renderer->section_right_content()
    line 203 of /course/format/onetopic/renderer.php: call to format_onetopic_renderer->section_header()
    line 89 of /course/format/onetopic/format.php: call to format_onetopic_renderer->print_single_section_page()
    line 280 of /course/view.php: call to require()

    Just for your interest.

  • 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!
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