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Moodle 2.0 changes

I've found a significant change (regression some might say) in the Moodle 2 database activity. I suggest we need to document, and perhaps link from the Moodle 2 release/ upgrade notes:

  • In Moodle 1.9 etc. the comment form for the database activity used the full rich-editor. In Moodle 2, this was deliberately changed to a simple text-area (see related bug). This reduces the potential for structuring and formatting a comment. More seriously with the new files API, it prevents you from embedding an image or other multimedia (eg. audio) in a database comment - I think.

I think there is a wider issue - we as a community need to document all these gotchas and upgrade issues in the hidden corners of Moodle 2. --Nick Freear 16:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC).


Old template Template:Database activity module 
New template
Brief, general intro page (appx 100-300 words; 7 - 20 sentences), visuals most welcome. 
Point the user to items that can be found on the template menu (box on the right) and what they contain.
Database_activity_module - G, Sep 10, thorough, pic or link to a gallery of databases would be good

Time modified field

Needs a timemodified field in the db table to be consistent with other modules

This field is important for our recent activity feed. See Sussex blog_post