Course formats: Collapsed Topics

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Maintained by Gareth J Barnard Gareth J Barnard
An interchangeable topic or week based format that solves the issue of the 'Scroll of Death' when a course has many topics.
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An interchangeable topic or week (day for 2.3.1+) based format that solves the issue of the 'Scroll of Death' when a course has many topics / weeks. All sections except zero have a toggle that displays that section. One or more sections can be displayed at any given time. Toggles are persistent on a per browser session per course basis but can be made to persist longer by a small code change. Full installation instructions, code adapt-ions and credits are included in the 'Readme.md' file.

If you have a course with more than fifty two sections then currently the toggle persistence will not work for the fifty third section and above.  Then you need to upgrade to the Moodle 2.5 version+.

REPORTING ISSUES: When reporting issues you MUST clearly state the full version and release of both Moodle and the Collapsed Topics format as contained within their 'version.php' files - if not it takes me longer to figure out, often resulting in me asking for the details anyway and slowing the process of solving your problem down.  It really helps to read the 'Reporting Issues' section in the 'readme' file and upload and describe in detail the issue you are having on the 'Course formats' forum.

NEW: 'The Complete Guide to Collapsed Topics' (and 'Blurb') book is now available, covering: installation, upgrade, uninstallation, course and global features, resetting, capabilities, language strings, overriding icons / styles in a theme and adding a new icon set.

The Complete Guide to Collapsed Topics book


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Inside the Complete Guide to Collapsed Topics.


NOTE: The latest version incorporates functionality to support new UK / EU Cookie Law which is implemented as a user acceptance in the 1.9 version and no 'cookie' is used at all in 2.x versions.

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  • Gareth J Barnard
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 4:47 AM
    Hi Betsy,

    What 'grey' box? What version of Moodle / CT? If you mean the 'toggle' then its colour has been setable for years in the course settings etc.

    G
  • Picture of Betsy Springer
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 6:07 AM
    See this screen shot. The Hover color is blue. Inside the blue is a grey box
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1VnywRikl7VM1hGUFVXenI4dmc/view?usp=sharing

    We are using moodle 3.1 and this happened with an update to collapsed topics that came out last week. It was ok before this. It's the same update that included the "edit topic title" option.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 12:35 AM
    Hi Betsy,

    Thanks for the screen shot. I cannot replicate in any of my themes or the Clean theme. I can only replicate when I mess around with the CSS.

    G
  • Picture of Betsy Springer
    Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 12:37 AM
    How strange. I haven't messed with CSS. I use the them Adaptable. Maybe they aren't getting along.
    I also wonder if it only appears in EDITING ON mode. The class isn't live, so I haven't seen it without editing on. I will try that out today.
  • Picture of Daniel Rodriguez
    Sun, 18 Sep 2016, 8:12 AM
    I have created the translation for spanish. How could I give it to you?
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Mon, 19 Sep 2016, 1:28 AM
    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks smile - I'll PM you contact details. Odd that the AMOS version is not good enough.

    Cheers,

    Gareth
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Tue, 4 Oct 2016, 4:31 PM
    Nothings wrong as that is how its meant to work. No point in having toggles for a one line link when not editing. When editing then the content is shown for such and there is a point.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, 5 Oct 2016, 8:02 PM
    Hi Helson,

    Please see my reply to the same question above.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Fri, 7 Oct 2016, 1:16 AM
    Hi Helson,

    Yes, I know! Its the same question the third time. Its intentional. Please refer to my answer above.

    G
  • Picture of Jean-Roch Meurisse
    Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 4:47 PM
    Hi Gareth,
    Some teachers from my university really like you course format plugin, but they keep asking me to be able to add section_summary to collapsed sections (like default behaviour in one section per page mode). Do you think this could be added to the plugin preferences?

    Kind regards

    Jean-Roch Meurisse
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 11:22 PM
    Hi Jean-Roch,

    Please use the 'Show the section summary when collapsed' setting in the course settings for the format.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
  • Picture of Jean-Roch Meurisse
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 2:47 PM
    Hi Gareth, thanks for your answer.
    Sorry I wasn't clear enough, I was talking about the section-summary-activities zone (giving the number of each type of activity and progression)

    Kind Regards,

    Jean-Roch
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 7:54 PM
    Hi Jean-Roch,

    I have no idea what you mean by 'section-summary-activities zone', please post a screen shot in: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=47 so I can try and understand what you mean.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
  • Picture of Jean-Roch Meurisse
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 8:13 PM
    Done! Be there in 30 minutes
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 8:26 PM
    Hi Jean-Roch,

    I've replied.

    Kind regards,

    Gareth
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