Course formats: Periods format

format_periods
Maintained by Picture of Marina Glancy Marina Glancy
This course format allows to set duration for each section (period) in days, weeks, months or years. Each individual section (period) may override this duration. The course settings allow automatically collapse or hide past or future periods.
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This course format allows to set duration for each section (period) in days, weeks, months or years. Each individual section (period) may override this duration.

The course settings allow automatically collapse or hide past or future periods. For the past periods it is possible to hide them from course view page but have each individual module still accessible through reports and/or gradebook. Also it is possible to hide past periods only if all activities in them are completed and show otherwise.

Current section is automatically highlighted.


Please note that this format takes advantage of the new feature introduced only in 2.8 (see MDL-46937), so it will not work properly on 2.7.

Related issues and discussions: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=268797 , MDL-47318 , MDL-47516

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  • Picture of Michael Storzieri
    Wed, 20 May 2015, 3:35 AM
    So, does the plugin show but block the student from accessing future class info until the time I set it to be available?

    Can it be set to only let the student move to the next lesson if they pass the one they are on?
  • Picture of Marina Glancy
    Wed, 20 May 2015, 7:25 AM
    Every course format can do that using completion and conditional availability https://docs.moodle.org/29/en/Conditional_activities_settings
  • Picture of Rahul Paul
    Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 5:28 PM
    The course format must be using the course start date to calculate its own dates. Would it be possible to be able to use the user's enrollment date start instead for this purpose? This way one could have courses where a user can enroll any time and then sections would become available in a controlled manner starting from the date of enrollment.
  • Picture of Micah Yarborough
    Tue, 7 Jul 2015, 5:49 PM
    I would like this info as well. I would like to use weekly period format, however, start date must be enrollment date for each individual user.
  • Picture of Marina Glancy
    Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 1:41 PM
    It is not possible in this course format. Feel free to create an improvement issue in bug tracker (see the link above)
  • Picture of admin admin
    Sat, 14 Nov 2015, 9:04 AM
    Hi Marina, I too would like this format but with start date based on enrollment date. Will add to the bug trcker.

    Rahul, Micah, Greicy - did you find any course formats that can do this?

    Thanks

    Mike
  • Picture of admin admin
    Sat, 14 Nov 2015, 9:05 AM
    Or Marina - do you know of any course formats that can do this? I'm wondering if there is a database of course formats anywhere?
  • Picture of Johan de Bruin
    Sun, 3 Jul 2016, 3:11 PM
    Can this format add the days to the calendar ? If not is there a format that can add the day's to the calendar ?
  • Picture of Marina Glancy
    Mon, 4 Jul 2016, 12:30 PM
    This sounds like a good suggestion. Please use github to report bugs and suggest imrpovements: https://github.com/marinaglancy/moodle-format_periods/issues
  • Picture of Marina Glancy
    Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 11:52 AM
    New version released for Moodle 3.0-3.2
  • Picture of Andréa Oliveira
    Wed, 7 Jun 2017, 2:29 AM
    Hi Marina,

    My version moodle is 3.1.1 with conection sql server 2014. After installation, I went to test and gave 'error connecting to base' .... Can you help me, please?
  • Picture of Henri Brfr
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 9:07 PM
    Hello Marina,
    It is great to have such skills contributor for expanding Moodle capabilities.
    I have one question relative to your Periods Format plugin: Can students be enrolled for a certain time duration instead of calendar duration ? for example 3 hours max (whenever they login) instead of 2 weeks access ? Thanks a lot and compliments. HENRI
  • Picture of Felipe vera
    Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 10:21 PM
    Felicitaciones por el desarrollo, muy buen producto... Lo único que no he podido hacer, es mostrarles los periodos a los estudiantes.
  • Picture of Nilesh Pathade
    Fri, 30 Mar 2018, 1:44 PM
    Can you please help. How you get highlighted topics/day ??
    Is there any function or SQL? to get highlighted topics or day.
  • St Petersburg, Russia
    Sun, 5 Aug 2018, 3:03 AM
    Marina,
    Version 3.3.1 is not available as a branch on git. V 3.3.0 is the 'main' branch. If you look at https://github.com/marinaglancy/moodle-format_periods you'll see that this is the case. Would you please update the 'main' branch with the minor update please? Thanks
    Mark Pea
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