Course element

Activities ::: mod_customlabel
Maintained by Valery Fremaux
Course elements is a content strategy to improve course writing quality and editorial stability by providing preshaped pedagogic elements. The integrator or administrator (through custom CSS rules) can take over the styling of the elements. Some elements can have local dynamic behaviour, or have an internal logic strategy based on other data of Moodle. This plugin is supported by Edunao.
Latest release:
110 sites
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Current versions available: 15

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The course elements provide pre-shaped pedagogic bricks that can be used as ressources in a course. They behave like labels and are rendered in the course sequence (not like resources in separate content).

Course elements provide high semantic level objects that are commonly used on written learning content, such as "Important, local goals, reminder, example, work description, soluce elements, tips and tricks, see also"...

Contact points elements can clearly mark a location in a course where teacher ans learners should meet some way (face to face, phone call, online synchronous session, mail, other...)

Other course elements provide a pre-styled constant way of rendering course headings, section and sequences headings.

Course elements complete the logic of a flexipage format (or any multi-paged format) in order to improve authors productivity, and content homogeneity, by applying the samel HTML template each time an element is rendered.

Course elements come with a default icon set and layout templates. An overriding strategy is being developped and will be soon documented to let each administrator and integrator freely adapt output HTML and aspect

Course elements need to be used with the Enhanced Multilang Filter in order to display properly.

this plugin is supported by MyLearningFactory distributors as ActiveProLearn SAS and Edunao SAS (French Moodle Partner).


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  • Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 9:36 PM
    Actually located a regression following the travis-ci and code integrity checker constraints review. Issue located on the mod_form reloading path. Fix in progress.
  • Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 10:30 PM
    Reviewed and tested back. Regression was comming from a silly JSHint code check rule that forces strict equality in logical tests, thus (somevar === 0) and (somevar === '0') do not give identical result !
  • Mon, Jul 3, 2017, 9:58 PM
    This plug-in seems to be really useful, but I have exactly the same problem as Paul Finton (March the 13th).
    I'm on Moodle 3.2 and plugin version 3.2.0
  • Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 3:28 AM
    Is it compatible with 3.4?
  • Florence Labord
    Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 12:32 AM
    it is compatible with 3.4.
  • Sat, May 26, 2018, 8:41 AM
    I love this plugin! It is very smart! One small english error that I found was in the 'key points' custom label. The label reads now: "Remind", it should say "Reminder". I tried to contribute in Amos, but it only allows for standard modules. I also curious to know if you will be updating this to work with Moodle version 3.5.
  • Mon, Nov 26, 2018, 7:13 PM
    Thank you for this fabulous plugin, installed it on 3.4 and it works smoothly,

    one question:
    I'm trying to replace some icons (for keynotes type) by replacing the images in the /customlabel/type/keypoints/pix (for example)
    but it doesn't work, seems like it has some kind of cache or DB image upload.

    I could uninstall the plugin, replace the images in the zip file, and then zip and plugin-install, then it works.
    but it doesn't look like a good practice (I believe it will delete any labels created before the re-installation)

    Any Idea how to replace the icons? maybe reloading them to some DB / cache ?

    Many Thanks!
  • Mon, Nov 26, 2018, 7:40 PM
    Hi Eli,

    actually this aspect of content caching is a caveheat i pull from it's original version in Moodle 1.9. There is no need now of this cache and it produces some tweaking complexity for integrators. There is a new version comming very soon, initially forged on moodle 3.5, but i will backport it to moodle 3.4 also...

    The main goal of this redraw is :
    - avoid internal caching. If we will face some performance issues, we might redraw a new caching technique using core moodle caches API.
    - convert all templates to mustache
    - get rid of old javascript and set it all to AMD modules for more robust implementation
    - Add completion on customlabels, that is, micro-completion conditions
    - Add new collapsetext subtype, for collapsible content presentation
    - some new dynamic features on some subtypes.

    This will be published this week.
  • Mon, Nov 26, 2018, 7:44 PM
    In the meanwhile, there is (to disapear in the new version) a global config tool for refreshing all or part of customlabels, when the template design changes. If you only want to change images, actually you need to purge all caches for the new icons to appear.
    Generally, we put those alternate images into theme/yourtheme/pix_plugins/mod/customlabel/ than make an additional css file customlabels.css that we add to the current theme css list. In this css we renegociate the background-image of the customlabel type to ovverride the original one.
  • Mon, Nov 26, 2018, 9:07 PM
    Many Thanks for the prompt response Valery, I'll wait for the update.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019, 3:09 PM
    Hello smile
    I'm unable to install this on Moodle v3.7.

    I get the following, when i try to install it:
    Validating mod_customlabel ... Error
    [Error] Extracted file not found [{"file":"customlabel\/js\/"}]

    Any ideas?
  • Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 7:25 AM
    Same Error on Moodle 3.6.4+ (Build: 20190530) php 7.1.29
  • Sun, Jun 9, 2019, 6:14 PM
    Unclear what is does an can do. I'm searching for reusable blocks on a site, such as WordPress have. Is this what it does?
  • Patrick Viney au MoodleMoot de Nîmes
    Wed, Jun 12, 2019, 8:20 PM
    Same error with Moodle 3.5 but I managed to make it work : it comes from the zip folder which contains a "js" folder which is empty (no file in it). I deleted this empty folder and re-zipped the whole thing.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 9:38 PM
    Bonjour et merci pour ce plugin. Avez vous prévu une mise à jour vers les versions récentes de Moodle, 3.7 ou 3.8 sur cette page ?
    Merci de votre réponse
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