## Course formats: oohoo - TabTopics format

format_tabtopics
Maintained by Nicolas Bretin, Patrick Thibaudeau
This Moodle course format displays each section in a tab
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This Moodle course format displays each sections in a tab.

New features in version 2.5.0

1. Updated for Moodle 2.5
2. Section 0 can now be a tab by option.
3. Left pane navigation affects tabs
4. Last tab visisted is now cached

### Contributors

Patrick Thibaudeau: Maintainer

• Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 12:04 AM
I'm trying to add a javascript/jquery carousel to a tabtopics page.
I've tried 3 different ones (ex: http://bxslider.com/) each of which work under a different course format and even under a tabtopics format with editing turned on but as soon as editing goes off they stop working.

I don't know javascript btw - I just use the code others produce.

Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks, Sam.
• Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 10:43 PM
Hi, are there any plans to make this plugin compatible with 2.8? We're actively using it with 2.6 but plan to upgrade in summer and need to know if we need to move to a new format.
• Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 4:22 PM
I've just tried this on a 2.8 test Moodle and it all seems to be working fine.
• Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 5:42 PM
Thanks Sam, as it wouldn't allow me to install via site linkup I was worried to try it, but done it via zip download/install on my test 2.8 site and seems ok as well.
• Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 12:59 AM
Hi. We just tested it on 2.9 and it does not work. Any ideas if this plugin is 'dead'? Hope not cause we really like it and it is our default format.
Thanks for any answers or hints.
• Sun, Nov 15, 2015, 5:49 PM
I"m using moodle 2.7

when I open the course I gor this error

Strict Standards: Declaration of format_tabtopics_renderer::section_hidden() should be compatible with

format_section_renderer_base::section_hidden($sectionno,$courseorid = NULL) in

• Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 4:50 PM
If you use a bullet list on the main / course overview page, the bullets are visible in edit mode but not in view mode.
It is not only in the title description field and the label resource, but also in the description field for the other resources/activities when you check the box to show the description on the overview page under the title

this is the sinner:

ul.sectionul li
{
list-style-type: none;
}

After removing this element, you end up with a single bullet above the tabs (I think it is from section zero?)

We use the template in Moodle 2.6 (but the problem is also visible in my 2.9 and 3.0 try-outs)
• Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 10:30 AM
Some conversations over in the Formats Forum: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=323539
I think we are all wondering if this will be OK for 3.0

-Derek
• Tue, Dec 1, 2015, 6:29 PM
I"m using moodle 2.7

when I open the course I got this error

Strict Standards: Declaration of format_tabtopics_renderer::section_hidden() should be compatible with

format_section_renderer_base::section_hidden($sectionno,$courseorid = NULL) in

Irith
• Thu, Jan 21, 2016, 11:09 AM
This this plugin being supported anymore?

Moodle 3.0.2
[Wed Jan 20 11:39:07.815849 2016] [:error] [pid 7894] [client 96.39.39.162:37625] PHP Strict standards: Declaration of format_tabtopics_renderer::section_hidden() should be compatible with format_section_renderer_base::section_hidden($sectionno,$courseorid = NULL) in /home/pcilms/moodle3/course/format/tabtopics/renderer.php on line 21, referer: https://lms.porterchester.edu/course/view.php?id=10493
[Wed Jan 20 11:39:07.815885 2016] [:error] [pid 7894] [client 96.39.39.162:37625] PHP Stack trace:, referer: https://lms.porterchester.edu/course/view.php?id=10493

• Thu, Jan 21, 2016, 12:36 PM
My guess is 'no' Christopher. You may be out of luck with these guys. Sadly, I think they have moved on. See https://oohoo.biz/index.php/en/plug-ins/display/tab-display/ The last update here is 2012.
There are some other alternatives. Try a search for 'tabs' you'll find Generico and at least one other tabs plugin.

Or you can use Onetopic maybe?

-Derek
• Thu, Jan 21, 2016, 4:16 PM
Hi Derek,

It is a pitty that onetopic is missing the visual ques from TabTopics: the buttons on top where you can store keywords for the sections behind the tabs.

Onetopic is "too abstract" for a normal user/teacher..like the old zoom-in/zoom-out function from the old standard template - even when you replace the icons with a magnifying glass with a pkus or a minus sign in the glass.
• Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 1:11 AM
Hi.
I'm using moodle V 2.8 .
I have a problem, TabTopic format course is not displayed (Sunrise28 theme) in mobile. Can anybody help me?
• Thu, Feb 11, 2016, 4:47 AM
Hi All,

I've created a fork of the project to supply the fixes we've identified for Moodle 2.9:

https://github.com/tlock/moodle-format_tabtopics/commit/414aab1649b6a80f901b5f3aac50c3f703cc2215
• Fri, May 6, 2016, 4:42 PM
Hi Tim Lock,

Your patches solves also the warnings for tabtopics inmy Moodle 3.x test server, thanks!!

Do you also have a solution for the bullet list problem I mentioned higher in this question list