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Course Formats

Perhaps there should be something on course formats. We do have several alternatives, such as the hybrid course format (did not Chardelle do that one? I use it in my 1.5) and accordion. There are a number that we could reference, similar to the way the "non standard" blocks are set up in this wiki. --A. T. Wyatt

Site stats

There should be a page explaining the site stats (also for teachers).--N Hansen 22:50, 18 February 2006 (WST)

Yes please - Site stats - we really need documentation for 1.6 features. --Helen Foster 05:51, 19 February 2006 (WST)

New User should like this page

I am sure everyone is sick of my new user soapbox. I think this is A GOOD EXAMPLE of an opening page for a new administrator user. The Teacher Documentation page could move in this direction. I do appreciate all the hard work everyone is doing here --chris collman 00:44, 31 July 2006 (WST)

Oracle Documentation

There is next to zero documentation to help out those who want to (or are obliged to) use Oracle. I've managed to set up a moodle1.7 with an Oracle backend in it's default state, however, it's default state is not happy with 1.8's UTF8 requirement (Oracle is using something it calls "WE8MSWIN1252" encoding, not up to scratch for 1.8). This is more of a how-do-I with Oracle issue than a moodle thing. But I'd love to keep in touch with other admins using Moodle with Oracle on the b-side. See also my comments to Installing_Oracle_for_PHP. Bryan Cribbs 22:05, 28 January 2007 (CST)

is there a mailing list I can join? -bryan

Logs and Reports

I changed the primary administrator page -(yikes will Helen approve?) so instead of saying "logs" under "Other" it now says "Reports (administrator) and Logs". I created an "Reports (administrator)" page with links to the 4 sub catagories seen in 1.8. We could do that here but no other section uses the double bullet format, so I opted to link to another page. The "Logs" entry will still link to "Logs". Back in 1.5 teacher reports were called logs. There were and still are a lot of stubs around the subject of logs/reports.

So while I am researching this subject for myself, I figured we might as well start to bring MoodleDocs up to the 1.8 standard in this area for new administrators and teachers . Best --chris collman 08:12, 8 September 2007 (CDT)

Hi Chris, thanks as always for your documentation contributions :-) You're right about Administrator documentation needing updating and improving. I'm going to take a look at it too. --Helen Foster 04:37, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
Hi Helen, ditto thanks to you. I seem to find myself in the Special pages in my hobby time. Orphans and broken and redirects and disambu's. Leads to interesting pages and links like I tried to correct. Best --chris collman 12:28, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Format Change Nov 2008

This is a frequently visited page and several screens long.

  • I sort of forgot where I was and created sub headings for the different systems (oops, should have checked with my friends first). A case sensitive Mac link was broken and it took me a while to make sure I was in the right section. I note that a heading that goes on for two or three screens of scrolling is generally unfriendly.
  • This page is also a candidate for the Table of Contents trick, to improve a quick search. I used the link word "Top" because it is short and sweet. Generally, I think this should/could be placed at the end of a major heading section.

It is just fine to revert any and all of my changes. I apologize for not making a comment here first and asking for comments before rushing in. Best to all --chris collman 06:21, 17 November 2008 (CST)

Using Moodle as whole website

It would be good to see some documentation on how to use moodle for the public side of the website, not just the learning management.

This includes: - Putting a logo at the top. - Customising the front area. - Providing pre-enrolment information for prospective students.

I think Moodle can do it, probably as some kind of forum. But it's not very obvious and certainly not explained.

It could mean then that I wouldn't need a separate editor or content management program for that stuff. Ross Woods 04:38, February 12, 2010

Hi Ross, that information can be found in Themes, Header logo and Front Page and links that lead to other places from there. What are the key phrases you looked for in Docs? The problem is that we do not speak RossWoods and your MoodleVocab is just expanding :) However, I am always interesting in different ways of looking up things which will point to some helpful pages, thus where would you expect to find something about logos and learning about the front area? Best --chris collman 17:39, 14 February 2010 (UTC)