## Activities: Subcourse

mod_subcourse
Maintained by David Mudrák
The module provides very simple yet useful functionality. When added into a course, it behaves as a graded activity. The grade for each student is took from a final grade in another course. This allows course designers to organize the learning content into separate units.
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Moodle 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Subcourse is an activity module that represents the final grade obtained in another course. This allows to create "meta-gradebook" in one course, where all final grades from other courses are aggregated.

Grades are fetched automatically or can be fetched manually any time.

The grade type and other grade item settings are copied from the original grade total item and can not be changed.

Subcourse can be automatically marked as a completed when the referenced course is completed.

### Awards

• Sat, 28 Jan 2017, 6:29 AM
Hi, I reported earlier about a bug that was related to this plugin but I just discovered I was wrong and the problem is elsewhere. I'm sorry and hope I didn't trouble you. Best regards, Rui
• Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 5:42 PM

Thanks for letting me know Rui. Hope you sorted your issue out. Good luck!

• Fri, 3 Mar 2017, 6:52 PM
Hi everybody!
I really love this plugin and would like to see it working inside the moodle mobile app! Is there a chance to see this functionality in the short future?
Best regards,
Stefan
• Mon, 6 Mar 2017, 5:18 PM

Thanks Stefan. Please open a new ticket for the feature request in the plugin's bug tracker at github where we can discuss details of it. I will be wondering what particular feature will be useful to add (just jumping to the subcourse?) as most of this plugin's functionality is server-side.

• Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 10:15 AM
Hello,

We just installed this on our dev site to see if this could help with grouping grades for a few subcourses into one main course. I can see that according to the summary on this page that the grades are fetched automatically or manually" but I can't find the way to make it automatic? I must be missing something very simple. Where's this setting hiding? Am I just being impatient and need to wait a bit?

Cheers.
Rob
• Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 5:15 AM

Sorry if the description was not clear and confused you. There is no setting for it. Every time a user is graded in a subcourse, their final grade is updated. Additionally, if you have a cron enabled (which may or may not be the case at your DEV site), there is a task (running hourly by default) to synchronize the grades.

• Fri, 6 Oct 2017, 7:23 PM
It would be good to add the possibility of exporting also the assessment for the element of the course
• Fri, 6 Oct 2017, 7:53 PM

Thanks. Can you elaborate what exactly you mean by that?

• Tue, 7 Nov 2017, 3:47 AM
Hi, We noticed that current is misspelled in "Your currrent grade is... (there are 3 r's). Is this corrected in an updated version, or can you let me know where we can go to correct it in the plugin? Thanks.
• Tue, 7 Nov 2017, 4:47 AM

Wow - that typo has been there since 2013 and no one noticed! (or they did but did not bother to report back to me, shame on them! ) Thanks Brandon, I'm going to fix that asap. Meanwhile, you should be able to fix it for your own site either by language pack customization feature, or by editing the file mod/subcourse/lang/en/subcourse.php

• Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 3:39 AM

The misspelled word "currrent" fixed in the version 5.0.1. Thanks again.

• Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 11:58 AM
Hi David,
I created a Program course (using course meta link) that is based on 4 courses (sub courses). All works well but when as a student i navigate to any sub-course, i cannot navigate back from that sub-course to the meta-course. I have to then go back to the My Courses and again select that Meta-Course. Is there something i'm missing or any work-around getting this done?
Thanks
• Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 5:28 PM

Hi Ketan. Yeah, there is no implicit way for a course to know what its parent is to display the navigation automatically. What I would do is adding a HTML block or the URL resource to each of the subcourses that take the students back.

• Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 4:40 PM
Hi David!

We are now using your plugin in multiple scenarios and are quite happy with it
In one case we are using https://moodle.org/plugins/filter_multilang2 in course names.
Unfortunately your plugin does not support this filter as I understand and renders the original text in multiple context like:

Go to the course {mlang de}Sicheres Arbeiten - Grundlagen{mlang}{mlang en}Health & Safety{mlang}

Any suggestions?

Best regards

Andreas

• Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 5:08 PM

Hi Andreas. Happy to hear you found the plugin useful. What you experience is a result of a bug / missing feature. Subcourse apparently does not call format_string() to display the course name (which would apply filters). It should not be hard to fix. Please report it as the plugin bug or even better submit a pull request