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- 1 How do I get rid of the teachers' names on my course descriptions?
- 2 How do I add the names of non-editing teachers to my course descriptions?
- 3 Some of my courses have the course summaries showing but some only have an information icon.Why?
- 4 Why can I only add one hyperlink to a page or label?
- 5 How can I change Weekly Outline or Topic Outline to the name of the course?
- 6 How can I remove the words Weekly/Topic outline and numbering?
- 7 How can I prevent teachers from being able to duplicate course activities?
- 8 How can I make my course home page look more like a webpage?
- 9 The edit icon of my topic summary is "stuck" and I can't access it to edit it.
- 10 Where can I find a list of all course resources?
- 11 Is it possible to download all files from a course?
How do I get rid of the teachers' names on my course descriptions?
- By default Moodle will show names of teachers on course descriptions.If you don't want this, uncheck the role in Settings>Site Administration>Appearance>Courses>Course contacts
How do I add the names of non-editing teachers to my course descriptions?
- By default Moodle will only show names of teachers on course descriptions.If you want to add other roles, check the role in Settings>Site Administration>Appearance>Course contacts
Some of my courses have the course summaries showing but some only have an information icon.Why?
- Categories which have fewer than ten courses will show the full summary but those with more will only show the information icon. If you want them all to show the full summary then change the number to a number lower in Settings>Site Administration>Front Page>Front page settings. The courses will then display over more than one page but with the full summary
You are probably using Internet Explorer 8 or later. Try either switching to Firefox or click the icon to change to Compatibility mode (which is in effect Internet Explorer 7) and then you will be able to make more than one link.
How can I change Weekly Outline or Topic Outline to the name of the course?
This can only be done by changing the code, so if you are comfortable with theming, see https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Themes_2.0_How_to_change_%27Topic_outline%27_and_%27Weekly_outline%27_to_Page_heading
How can I remove the words Weekly/Topic outline and numbering?
See this forum post for ideas http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=177442
How can I prevent teachers from being able to duplicate course activities?
- Edit teacher role
- Untick 'allow' on capabilities: ** moodle/backup:backuptargetimport ** moodle/restore:restoretargetimport
- See forum post here http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=204488#p891807
How can I make my course home page look more like a webpage?
Often when a course has a lot of content, students and teachers find the long scrolling tedious and would prefer a 'neater' appearance with hyperlinks to sections in a similar way to the way pages on websites work.
- Anchors/section links can help. But the course page can still be long.
- Hiding the activities shortens the list for students, but then they can not be selected by students.
One method which might be useful is to put the activities into sections which are then made 'unseen' to the student.
- Set the number of topics in the course setting to 1 more than students will see.
- For example, you plan on the students being able to see 6 topics, set it for 7.
- Add activities in topic 7, such as a quiz (in our example)
- Get the url of your quiz
- Copy it and keep it somewhere (such as notepad) for later use
- Go back to course admin>settings and change your topic/weeks to 6
- Or one fewer than you had before
- The section with your quiz will no longer be on the page that the student sees
- In another section, make a hyperlink to the quiz using its url
- You can also put it in a topic summary, label or
- as a resource (link to a file or website)
You will find that the quiz is accessible to students even though the section does not physically appear on the course page for the students. You have shortened the page.
More advanced example
- There is a youtube video that gives an example of how to do this hereThe video is of a Moodle 1.9 course but the principle still applies.
- You can actually set up your whole course using this method.
- Set your course to have two topics (or more if you wish)
- Ignore topic 1 - do not place anything in it.
- In topic 2, use the resource: Page to make pages relating to your units of work/topics
- Add all your resources to topic 2
- Copy the resources urls into the relevant webpage as hyperlinks
- In topic 0, the course summary make hyperlinks -or better- images hyperlinked - to each webpage which contains the activities of that unit/topic
- Go back to course settings and set the number of visible topics to 1.
The teacher will see the hidden sections as "orphaned" items on their course page. However; the student will only see the top of the page. When they click on a link in the header, they are taken to the hidden webpage resources, where they select the resource or activity they wish. This creates a very short visual page but keeps all the course material within the course.
The edit icon of my topic summary is "stuck" and I can't access it to edit it.
- This often happens if something copied and pasted from another source, such as MS Word has corrupted your topic summary. This forum post suggests three possible solutions.
Where can I find a list of all course resources?
where x is the course ID number, for example http://school.demo.moodle.net/course/resources.php?id=115.
Is it possible to download all files from a course?
It is possible, but not easy. See http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=208003#p907058