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{{Moodle 2.0}}The community block, in Moodle 2.0 onwards, enables users to search for courses to download or enrol in on a community hub and lists courses which the user is enrolled in.
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{{Blocks}}The community finder block enables users to access public community hubs, such as [http://hub.moodle.org MOOCH], and search for courses to download or enrol in.
== the block==
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[[Image:Community block.png]]
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[[File:community finder block.png]]
== the search page==
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[[Image:Search_for_community_course.jpg]]
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* Downloadable courses may be immediately restored to your Moodle site
==Some definitions ==
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* Links to enrollable courses are saved in the community finder block
*'''This hub is trusted by Moodle.org''': this is a label given by Moodle.org. It recognizes the hub as a safe hub. However Moodle.org didn't check every course on this hub for virus, copyright... As anywhere else, you should remain cautious about anything you download on internet.
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*'''Registered on this hub''': your Moodle site is registered on this hub. It means that your Moodle administrator registered to this hub in order to receive email alert or to let teacher publish courses.
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==Downloading courses from a hub==
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# In the community finder block click Search
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# Select a hub, such as MOOCH
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# Select 'Courses I can download' and then click the Search button
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# For any courses of interest, click 'Visit demo' then if you're happy with the course, click 'Download'
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# The course backup will then be downloaded and saved in your private files. Click Yes to immediately restore the course
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[[File:search for community course.png|thumb|Search for community course]]
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==Finding courses to to enrol in==
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# In the community finder block click Search
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# Select a hub, such as MOOCH
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# Select 'Courses I can enrol in' and then click the Search button
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# For any courses of interest, click 'Visit site' then if you're happy with the course, click 'Save a link to this course'
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The link to the course will then be displayed in the community finder block.
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If you wish to remove any saved links, click the X icon after the link.
  
 
==Capabilities==
 
==Capabilities==
As Moodle administrator you need to assign the following capabilities:
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By default, users with the role of manager or teacher can use the community finder block.
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The following capabilities control access to the block:
 
* [[Capabilities/moodle/community:add|moodle/community:add]] - allows a user to use the Community block to search for courses on a hub
 
* [[Capabilities/moodle/community:add|moodle/community:add]] - allows a user to use the Community block to search for courses on a hub
 
* [[Capabilities/moodle/community:download|moodle/community:download]] - allows a user to use the Community block to download courses from a hub
 
* [[Capabilities/moodle/community:download|moodle/community:download]] - allows a user to use the Community block to download courses from a hub
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* [[Restoring file aliases]] for details of what happens when restoring a course which has been downloaded from a hub and which contains file aliases
  
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[[de:Community-Suche]]
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[[fr:Bloc Recherche communauté]]

Latest revision as of 15:16, 18 July 2012

The community finder block enables users to access public community hubs, such as MOOCH, and search for courses to download or enrol in.

community finder block.png

  • Downloadable courses may be immediately restored to your Moodle site
  • Links to enrollable courses are saved in the community finder block


Downloading courses from a hub

  1. In the community finder block click Search
  2. Select a hub, such as MOOCH
  3. Select 'Courses I can download' and then click the Search button
  4. For any courses of interest, click 'Visit demo' then if you're happy with the course, click 'Download'
  5. The course backup will then be downloaded and saved in your private files. Click Yes to immediately restore the course
Search for community course

Finding courses to to enrol in

  1. In the community finder block click Search
  2. Select a hub, such as MOOCH
  3. Select 'Courses I can enrol in' and then click the Search button
  4. For any courses of interest, click 'Visit site' then if you're happy with the course, click 'Save a link to this course'

The link to the course will then be displayed in the community finder block.

If you wish to remove any saved links, click the X icon after the link.

Capabilities

By default, users with the role of manager or teacher can use the community finder block.

The following capabilities control access to the block:

See also