The Klassenbuch module makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format. This module can be used to build complete book-like websites inside of your Moodle course.
This module was developed for Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic). Many ideas and code were taken from other Moodle modules and Moodle itself
Differences from the book module:
- Ability of students to subscribe to email updates about the book (sent out when the teacher clicks on the 'email' icon for a chapter).
- Structure the content of each chapter using globally defined custom fields to define the sections within each chapter.
- Treeview for the table of contents (to allow subchapters to be collapsed).
- PDF export option.
- Autosave during chapter creation, to avoid losing unfinished work.
Note about the PDF export.
If you want to include a logo on the export page, create a file called glogo.jpg and save it in mod/klassenbuch/tool/print/pix
(preferably 122x60 pixels). If you want to set the PDF's 'author' name and/or want to add a hyperlink to this logo, then copy
mod/klassenbuch/tool/print/pdfklassenbuch_details_dist.php to mod/klassenbuch/tool/print/pdfklassenbuch_details.php and edit
to set the details you want to use.
- Petr Skoda (skodak) - most of the coding & design
- Mojmir Volf, Eloy Lafuente, Antonio Vicent and others
- Klassenbuch changes by Davo Smith and Yair Spielmann of Synergy Learning, on behalf of The Goethe Institut.
Intentionally omitted features:
- more chapter levels - it would encourage teachers to write too much complex and long books, better use standard standalone HTML editor and import it as Resource. DocBook format is another suitable solution.
- TOC hiding in normal view - instead use printer friendly view
- detailed student tracking (postponed till officially supported)
- export as zipped set of HTML pages - instead use browser command Save page as... in print view
- No more development planned